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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Philadelphia Phillies

June 22, 2024


Game 2 of the series between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Philadelphia Phillies will start at 4:05 PM ET on Saturday afternoon when the Arizona Diamondbacks travel to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to face the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park and air on Diamondbacks TV and NBC Sports Philadelphia.


Arizona Diamondbacks Team Preview

The Arizona Diamondbacks have won six of their previous eight games following Friday's 5-4 win in Game 1 of the series against the Philadelphia Phillies, which improved their record to .500 on the year at 38-38, which puts them in 2nd place in the NL West and ties them with the St. Louis Cardinals for the 5th best record in the National League.


The Diamondbacks have won by an average margin of 3 runs per game over that stretch. The Diamondbacks got off to a fast start in Game 1 of the series as they scored four runs in the first three innings, including three runs in the 3rd inning, following a two-run home run from Gabriel Moreno that also scored Corbin Carroll and a one-run home run from Joc Pederson.


The Diamondbacks have won three straight in the series against the Phillies and have won by an average margin of 2.33 runs per game during the win streak. The Arizona Diamondbacks will look to extend their winning streak to four games in the series when they travel to face the Philadelphia Phillies for Game 2.


Philadelphia Phillies Team Preview

The Philadelphia Phillies have had the best record in the National League for most of the 2024 season. However, they have lost seven of their previous 11 games and are on a two-game losing streak following Friday's 4-5 loss at home against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Game 1.


However, despite their struggles over their previous 11 games, the Philadelphia Phillies have the best record in the National League at 49-26 and have a six-game lead for 1st place in the NL East over the Atlanta Braves.


The Phillies also have the 2nd best run differential in the National League, and they are tied for the 5th best run differential in baseball this season at 100. Philadelphia lost the NLCS against the Arizona Diamondbacks last season and has lost five of the previous six games in the series while losing by an average margin of 1.5 runs per game during that stretch.


The Philadelphia Phillies will look to end their two-game losing streak this season and their three-game losing streak in the series when they host the Arizona Diamondbacks for Game 2 on Saturday afternoon.


Odds and Series Trends

BetNow has the Philadelphia Phillies listed as -240 moneyline favorites at home against the Arizona Diamondbacks for Game 2 of the series on Saturday afternoon.


The teams have split the previous ten meetings, with Philadelphia outscoring Arizona by an average of 4.3 to 3.6 runs per game in those meetings.


Meanwhile, the Diamondbacks have won three straight against the Phillies, winning by an average margin of 2.33 runs per game in those matchups.


Game Pick

Philadelphia has the better pitcher on the mound for Game 2 of the series with Zack Wheeler, who has a record of 8-4 this season with an ERA of 2.84 while recording 99 strikeouts. However, he is coming off his worst start this season on the road against the Baltimore Orioles after pitching 4 ? innings, allowing eight runs and recording four strikeouts.


The Diamondbacks have won three straight against the Phillies by an average margin of 2.33 runs per game. Take the run line for the Arizona Diamondbacks at +1.5 when they travel to face the Philadelphia Phillies for Game 2 of the series on Saturday afternoon.


Spooky Express Pick: Arizona Diamondbacks +1.5 (-110)