This is the stage of the MLB season where we start to head down to the wire, with the margin for error becoming very slim indeed. The teams who are serious about making the playoffs and taking a run at the World Series need to start making a move now, especially if they are sitting in a position where that postseason spot is still in doubt. The National League race is still wide open, with all 3 divisions tight and the Wild Card race looking like it is going to go down to the final week of the season. Over the next couple of weeks, we are going to see teams drop games and start to lose ground, especially when the real challenges start to up the ante and make their final push. This looks like a great MLB series to start the new week in the MLB, as it features a pair of teams who would be in the postseason if it started today. Whether they will remain there in the final weeks of the season remains to be seen. This one will serve as a great test for both ball clubs.

MLB Series Philadelphia Phillies Vs Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Analysis 1

Game 1

🏆: Philadelphia Phillies Vs Arizona Diamondbacks
⚾: Jake Arrieta (R) vs Zack Godley (R)
🏟️: Chase Field – Phoenix, AZ
⏰: Mon, Aug 6, 2018, 9:40p ET
📺: FSAZ
🎰: Arizona Diamondbacks -1½ +160 | -133 | U 8½ -105

Game 2

🏆: Pittsburgh Pirates Vs Colorado Rockies
⚾: Nick Pivetta (R) vs Zack Greinke (R)
🏟️: Chase Field – Phoenix, AZ
⏰: Tue, Aug 7, 2018, 9:40p ET
📺: FSAZ
🎰: TBA

Game 3

🏆: Pittsburgh Pirates Vs Colorado Rockies
⚾: Vince Velasquez (R) vs Patrick Corbin (L)
🏟️: Chase Field – Phoenix, AZ
⏰: Wed, Aug 8, 2018, 3:40p ET
📺: FSAZ
🎰: TBA

 

MLB Series Philadelphia Phillies Vs Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Analysis 2The Phillies were very much a longshot to be a playoff contender at the start of the season, but this is a team that looks to be getting better as the season progresses. Philadelphia are back on top in the NL East, opening up a game and a half lead over the Atlanta Braves after a fantastic weekend. The Phillies swept the Marlins in a 4-game series, taking their winning run to 5 games in the process. It was as convincing a series as anyone could hope for, with the Phillies outscoring the Marlins 23-9 over the course of the 4 games. While the Phillies have been brilliant at home this season, going 38-18, they have not been quite so good on the road. They will travel to Arizona sitting 5 games below .500 in road games, a number that they must improve upon if they are to hold off the Braves coming down the stretch.

MLB Series Philadelphia Phillies Vs Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Analysis 3
MLB SeriesThe general consensus was that the LA Dodgers would simply take control in the West in the final weeks after landing Manny Machado. Things have not gone according to plan, though, as the Dodgers have struggled and are now tied for the lead with Arizona. The bad news for the Diamondbacks is that they have not really been able to capitalize on the poor form of the Dodgers. Arizona would have certainly gone into the weekend hoping for better than that 4-game split that they got against the San Francisco Giants. That said, it’s probably not the most surprising result ever when you consider that Arizona are just 6-4 in their last 10 games, as well as being just 2 games over .500 at home.

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MLB Series Philadelphia Phillies Vs Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Analysis 4This will be the second meeting of the season for these two, with Arizona taking 2 of 3 from the Phillies in Philadelphia earlier in the season. I think we may see the script flipped this time out, as I like Philly to take 2 of 3 here.

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