Zack Wheeler gets the start for the Phillies (90-72, 41-40 away) against Zac Gallen and the Diamondbacks (84-78, 43-38 home). Today will be game three of their series, with the Diamondbacks leading 2-0. Check out who see coming out on top in today’s Philadelphia Phillies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks matchup.
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES VS ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Arizona Diamondbacks +113
This game will be played at Chase Field at 8:07 ET on Saturday, October 21st.
WHY BET THE ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS:
- In their previous five games, the Diamondbacks have a record of 3-2.
- The Phillies are just 2-3 in their last five road games.
- Across Zac Gallen’s 34 starts, the Diamondbacks have put together a record of 21-16.
CAN THE PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES PULL OUT A WIN AS ROAD FAVORITES?
This season, the Phillies are 90-72, putting them 2nd in the NL East. On the road this season, Philadelphia has been above .500 team at 41-40. Overall, they have gone 31-20-4 in their 55 series.
Heading into today’s matchup, Philadelphia Phillies’ Zack Wheeler has logged at least six innings in three consecutive starts. The right-hander is 13-6 on the season with an ERA of 3.61 and 212 strikeouts. Wheeler has limited opponents to a .364 slugging percentage and a .278 wOBA, while his WHIP stands at 1.08.
Zack Wheeler earned a quality start and a win in his last game against the Diamondbacks, as the Phillies came out on top with a 5-3 score. The right-hander allowed two runs and three hits over six innings of work.
During their last ten games, Philadelphia is the 19th ranked offense in terms of batting average. In these games, they have hit a combined .234 and are averaging 5 runs per game. Across the entire season, the Phillies are hitting .256 with an OBP of .327 while averaging 4.9 runs per contest. This figure puts them 8th in the league.
Kyle Schwarber is pacing the Phillies’ offense in 2023, leading the team with 47 home runs and 104 RBIs. His slugging percentage for the season is a robust .474.
WILL THE ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
For the season, the Diamondbacks have put together a record of 84-78 and are 2nd in the NL West, putting them 16 games out of first place. Arizona’s overall series record sits at 32-21-3. On the road, they have gone 41-40 and 43-38 at home.
Today marks Zac Gallen’s 38th outing of the season, with a 17-9 record to show for it. His ERA is 3.47 and he has limited opponents to a .278 OBP. Gallen has also struck out 220 batters and boasts a WHIP of 1.12. On the road, his ERA is 5.00 compared to 2.64 at home.
Zac Gallen suffered a 5-3 defeat to the Phillies after surrendering five runs on eight hits in his last start. The Diamondbacks were unable to come away with the win.
So far this season, the Diamondbacks’ has gone deep 166 times, placing them 20th in the league. Over Arizona’s previous five games, they are 14th in runs scored, with their season average of 4.6 runs per game putting them 14th in the league. The Diamondbacks’ overall team batting average stands at .250 along with an OBP of .322.
Christian Walker has been a major contributor to the Arizona Diamondbacks’ offensive success this season, leading the team in home runs with 33 and RBIs with 103. His slugging percentage is currently at .497, making him one of the most powerful hitters in the league.