Philadelphia Phillies (63-48) at Arizona Diamondbacks (62-51)
|Date & Time||Monday August 6, 2018, 9:40 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -130 / Philadelphia Phillies +120 --- Over/Under: 8.5
The Philadelphia Phillies and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Monday in MLB action at Chase Field.
The Philadelphia Phillies look to stay hot while building on their impressive five-game winning streak. The Phillies have scored 18 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in four straight games. The Philadelphia Phillies have won 10 of their last 12 games when scoring more than two runs. Odubel Herrera leads the Phillies with 115 hits and 60 RBI while Cesar Hernandez and Rhys Hoskins have combined for 206 hits and 109 RBI. Jake Arrieta gets the ball, and he is 9-6 with a 3.32 ERA and 87 strikeouts this season. Arrieta is 4-3 with a 2.56 ERA and 56 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Arizona Diamondbacks look for a victory here after winning six of their last nine games. The Diamondbacks have scored 17 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have won nine of their last 11 games when scoring more than two runs. David Peralta leads the Diamondbacks with 116 hits and 54 RBI while Paul Goldschmidt and Ketel Marte have combined for 211 hits and 105 RBI. Zack Godley gets the ball, and he is 12-6 with a 4.46 ERA and 130 strikeouts this season. Godley is 0-0 with a 1.35 ERA and nine strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.
The Phillies are 8-3 in their last 11 during game 1 of a series, 1-4 in their last 5 Monday games and 6-0 in Arrietas last 6 starts. The Diamondbacks are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. National League East, 6-1 in Godleys last 7 starts with 5 days of rest and 7-3 in Godleys last 10 starts. The Phillies are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings and the under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Arizona.
Arrieta has allowed three or less runs in five of his last six starts and is fresh off a road game against the Red Sox in which he allowed six hits and one run in seven innings. Arrieta is a big game pitcher who shows up in big moments, and he's also won each of his last four starts as an underdog. Yes, the Arizona Diamondbacks are playing consistent ball and are finally producing runs, but getting the hot Phillies and Arrieta as an underdog is too good to pass up. I'll back the Phillies on the road.