Philadelphia Phillies (90-72) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (84-78)
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks 10/19/23 – As the 2023 MLB season nears its close, Philadelphia Phillies and Arizona Diamondbacks prepare to meet in an exciting National League Championship Series Game 3 showdown at Chase Field in Philadelphia. The Phillies boasting a solid 90-72 record lead the series 2-0 and appear poised for advancement to the World Series; join us as we provide free MLB picks and analysis for this fascinating matchup!
The Phillies enter Game 3 boasting an impressive record, reflecting their consistent play throughout the year. Averaging a.256 batting average and producing 796 runs from 1417 hits while hitting 220 homers is proof of their power-hitting prowess. Their on-base percentage stands at.327 with an impressive slugging percentage of.438 while their pitching staff maintains an admirable 4.02 ERA/WHIP to make them a formidable force both offensively and defensively.
Arizona Diamondbacks should not be underestimated despite trailing in this series. Their batting average of.250 has produced 746 runs from 1359 hits. Phillies’ total of 166 homers show decent firepower; although slightly less than Philadelphia. Their on-base percentage stands at.322, and slugging percentage stands at.408. However, Arizona pitchers have experienced difficulty, as evidenced by their higher 4.48 ERA and 1.32 WHIP figures; nonetheless home advantage at Chase Field could provide the spark they need for change to happen.
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks 10/19/23 Game Info
|When:||Thursday, October 19, 2023 at 5:07 PM ET|
Ranger Suarez (4-6 W-L, 4.18 ERA) vs. Brandon Pfaadt (3-9 W-L, 5.72 ERA)
Ranger Suarez, Philadelphia’s left-handed dynamo, has been an impressive performer this season despite his unimpressive 4-6 record. Over 125 innings pitched by Suarez he has shown his ability to mix pitches, strike out batters and maneuver his way through lineups multiple times; with an 4.18 ERA supported by 119 strikeouts and 48 walks given up at 1.42 walks given up per innings allowed, Suarez will face many challenges maintaining his composure when pitching away from home environment such as Chase Field with Diamondbacks adept at exploiting any mistakes made in pitching performance; one such challenge will come from maintaining his composure on road trips given Chase Field’s reputation of exploiting any errors by pitchers;
On the other side of things, Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Brandon Pfaadt has had his share of difficulties this season, posting a 3-9 record and an elevated 5.72 ERA while having moments of brilliance mixed in with vulnerable performances in 96 innings pitched; giving up 109 hits including 22 home runs; his strikeout-to-walk ratio currently stands at an acceptable ratio at 94 strikeouts against 26 walks; against an opponent like Phillies that boast power and depth however, Pfaadt must harness his best stuff while keeping runners off base to give Arizona an advantage in this crucial encounter against Philadelphia.
MLB Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia Phillies -127, Total Odds: 9
The MLB odds project a close contest between the Phillies and Diamondbacks. Bookmakers favoring Phillies by a slight margin (-127 moneyline) suggests they are more likely to emerge victorious, although not by an overwhelming margin. Such odds imply a relatively close contest that showcases Phillies dominance of recent series games as well as overall season performance; total odds set at 9 suggest total offensive firepower from both sides; that is to say bettors might expect both teams contributing significantly towards scoring opportunities thus highlighting each team’s respective batting lineups’ capabilities.
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
Recent form demonstrates the Phillies’ dominance, especially their 8-1 straight-up record in their last nine games. Furthermore, they’ve proven a formidable opponent to the Diamondbacks, winning 5 straight matchups while on the road (securing 4 wins out of five games against Arizona). Trendwise, over/under totals have trended towards over/under totals in four of their last five contests against them.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
Arizona, despite their struggles against Philadelphia, have earned a respectable 5-2 record over their last seven outings and consistently gone OVER in matches against Phillies or National League East Division teams – an indication of potential fireworks in this matchup.
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks 10/19/23 Betting Picks
Phillies appear more likely to win this matchup given their recent and current momentum and history, due to superior hitting and steady pitching performance. Bettors might consider betting on an high-scoring encounter due to both teams’ OVER trends;
Although the Phillies are favorites in this match-up, it would be foolish to dismiss Arizona completely due to home advantage. Our elite betting expert advice leans more towards Philly increasing their series lead than vice versa.
Free Pick and Prediction: Philadelphia Phillies 6, Arizona Diamondbacks 4.