Diamondbacks vs Phillies Prediction - MLB Picks 5/22/23

Philadelphia Phillies (22-24) vs Arizona Diamondbacks (27-20)

Game Info: Monday, May 22, 2023 at 6:40 pm (Citizens Bank Park)

Zack Wheeler (3-3) (4.06) vs Tommy Henry (1-1) (5.00)

Betting Odds: Philadelphia Phillies -210 / Arizona Diamondbacks +175 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Arizona Diamondbacks will play the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 1 of their series on Monday night at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Diamondbacks Preview

The Arizona Diamondbacks are 27-20 this season and they have won three of their last four games. Arizona is coming off of a series win against Pittsburgh, where they won two out of three games. The Arizona pitching staff has a 4.56 ERA, a 1.33 WHIP, and a .247 opponent batting average this year. The Diamondbacks offense has scored 242 runs with a .266 batting average and a .331 on base percentage. Christian Walker is batting .261 with 11 home runs and 34 RBI’s for the Diamondbacks. The projected starting pitcher for Arizona is Tommy Henry, who is 1-1 with a 5.00 ERA and a 1.48 WHIP over 27.0 innings pitched this season.

Phillies Preview

The Philadelphia Phillies are 22-24 this season and they have lost five of their last seven games. Philadelphia is coming off of a series win against the Cubs, where they won two out of the three games played. The Philadelphia pitching staff has a 4.56 ERA, a 1.32 WHIP, and a .248 opponent batting average. The Phillies offense has scored 198 runs with a .260 batting average and a .322 on base percentage this season. Kyle Schwarber is batting .174 with 11 home runs and 23 RBI’s for the Phillies. The projected starting pitcher for Philadelphia is Zack Wheeler, who is 3-3 with a 4.06 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP over 51.0 innings pitched this year. 

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Arizona is 5-0 in their last 5 Monday games and 5-1 in their last 6 games against a team with a losing record. The under is 4-1 in Arizona’s last 5 Monday games. Philadelphia is 3-7 in their last 10 game one’s of a series and 0-4 in their last 4 games against the NL West. The over is 3-0-1 in Philadelphia’s last 4 Monday games. The over is 10-3-1 in these two teams last 14 head to head meetings in Philadelphia.


Arizona comes into this game with a solid record and they are currently in second place in the NL West. The Diamondbacks are starting Tommy Henry, who has allowed 12 earned runs over his last four starts. Philadelphia is starting Zack Wheeler, who has allowed nine earned runs over his last 24.1 innings pitched. I like the Phillies in this game.

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David’s Pick Phillies -1.5

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