Philadelphia at Arizona MLB Betting Spread Prediction

Posted by Alex Murphy on Tuesday,August 11, 2015 3:11, EST in

The season expectations for each team tends to vary based on a number of different factors. It’s not just all about the players that are there now, as fans often build expectation based on what the team has done in the past. That is why much more is expected from the fans of the Philadelphia Phillies than those who follow the Arizona Diamondbacks. Those two teams will finish up a 3-game series in Arizona on Wednesday with the Dbacks as -158 online betting favorites.

A Closer Look at the Philadelphia at Arizona MLB Betting Spread Prediction & TV Info

Date: Wednesday, August 11th, 2015
Time: 3:40PM
Venue: Chase Field
Opening Line: Arizona -158

The Diamondbacks (55-56) are one of the newer teams in the league, having come into existence back in 1998. They won their only World Series in 2001, after which they immediately started to spend less and less money on salaries. The results have been as expected, with their last division title coming back in 2011. The 64 wins that they managed last season was actually one less than the 65 they recorded in their very first season in operation.

While this season will see them once again miss the playoffs, there are some signs that they are on the rise, albeit at a slow, steady pace. A win in this series would get them back to .500 again, and they have a legitimate shot at finishing at or near that mark by year end. That would be a vast improvement over what went down last season. Chase Anderson (5-4, 4.10 ERA) will try to record back to back wins when he gets the start on Wednesday.

It wasn’t so very long ago that the Philadelphia Phillies (45-68) were one of the most dominant teams in baseball, but to fans of that team, those glory days must seem like a million years in the past. The Phillies made no secret of the fact that they were going to cut salaries and start the rebuilding process, but few could have predicted juts how bad things would get in the first half. The Phillies made the highlight reel every night, but for all the wrong reasons, as errors and mishaps became all too common. They have got some of their swagger back in the second half, though, and are now 6-4 in their last 10 games. Aaron Nola (2-1, 3.65 ERA) will get the start for the Phillies, who have won 3 of the 4 games he has started.

Key Betting Trends

Philadelphia is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 5 games
Philadelphia is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 5 games on the road
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Arizona
Arizona is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Arizona’s last 13 games
Arizona is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Arizona’s last 7 games at home
Arizona is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Philadelphia

Consider This Before Placing Your Bets

Nola has benefitted from great run support in his 4 starts, and he will need more of the same to get the win here. The D-backs won the first game of this series 13-3, and appear to be on a roll that should get them the win here.