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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 8/6/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Philadelphia Phillies at Arizona Diamondbacks
Date & Time Tuesday August 6, 2019, 9:40 PM (EDT)
Location
Chase Field
Phoenix, Arizona
The Line
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies +102 / Arizona Diamondbacks -122 -- Over/Under: 9.5
TV Channel
FSAZ, NSPA
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The Philadelphia Phillies and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Tuesday in MLB action at Chase Field.

The Philadelphia Phillies look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Phillies have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Philadelphia Phillies have won five of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. Cesar Hernandez leads the Phillies with 120 hits and 49 RBI while Jean Segura and J.T. Realmuto have combined for 220 hits and 103 RBI. Jake Arrieta gets the ball, and he is 8-8 with a 4.44 ERA and 100 strikeouts this season. Arrieta is 5-3 with a 2.43 ERA and 65 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.

The Arizona Diamondbacks could use a win after losing seven of their last 12 games. The Diamondbacks have scored 28 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have won five of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. Ketel Marte leads the Diamondbacks with 138 hits and 66 RBI while Eduardo Escobar and Nick Ahmed have combined for 227 hits and 144 RBI. Mike Leake gets the ball, and he is 9-8 with a 4.27 ERA and 100 strikeouts this season. Leake is 3-3 with a 5.05 ERA and 51 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.

The Phillies are 8-0 in their last 8 Tuesday games, 3-7 in their last 10 during game 2 of a series and 5-2 in Arrieta's last 7 starts. The Diamondbacks are 8-17 in their last 25 during game 2 of a series and 2-10 in their last 12 Tuesday games. The Phillies are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Arizona and 4-12 in the last 16 meetings. The over is 5-2-2 in Diamondbacks last 9 home games. The over is 5-2 in Arrieta's last 7 starts overall. 

Arrieta has allowed 30 hits and 12 earned runs in his last 24 innings, and he has a 4.52 ERA and .298 allowed batting average on the road. Leake will make his debut since coming over from the Seattle Mariners, and he's allowed 33 hits and 10 earned runs in his last 30 innings. Arrieta is hard to trust on the road this season, but the Diamondbacks aren't playing good ball right now and are throwing a fly ball pitcher in a big park. The Philadelphia Phillies also need to start winning some of these games consistently if they're going to keep their spot in the wild card race. I'll side with the road team and the slight plus money.

Pick:
Philadelphia Phillies +102

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