Phillies vs Diamondbacks NLCS Game 2 Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Start Time – October 17, 2023

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The Philadelphia Phillies are at home for Game 2 of the NLCS against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday at 8:07 PM ET at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies lead the series 1-0. The starting pitchers are Aaron Nola (12-9) for the Phillies, and Merrill Kelly (12-8) for the Diamondbacks.

Sportsbooks have made the Phillies a decent moneyline favorite (-167) at home over the Diamondbacks (+141). The game’s over/under is set at 7.5.

Phillies vs. Diamondbacks Odds

Run Line

Philadelphia Phillies (-1.5)

Moneyline

Phillies (-167)

Total

7.5 Runs (Over: -120, Under: -103)

When, Where, at What Time is Phillies vs. Diamondbacks

  • Game Day: Tuesday, October 17, 2023
  • Game Time: 8:07 PM ET
  • TV Channel: TBS
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Stadium: Citizens Bank Park

Phillies Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Erich Uelmen 60-Day Injured List Hip Flexor
Rhys Hoskins 60-Day Injured List Knee

Diamondbacks Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Tommy Henry 60-Day Injured List Elbow
Drey Jameson 60-Day Injured List Elbow
Dominic Fletcher 60-Day Injured List Finger
Austin Adams 60-Day Injured List Ankle
Mark Melancon 60-Day Injured List Shoulder
Corbin Martin 60-Day Injured List Back
Gabriel Moreno Day-to-day Hand
Sebasrian Santana Restricted List Personal

Last Time Out: Phillies and Diamondbacks

Zack Wheeler (6.0 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 8 K) picked up the win in the Phillies’ 5-3 victory over the Diamondbacks yesterday. Bryce Harper led the way offensively, going 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI. Zac Gallen (5.0 IP, 5 R, 8 H, 4 K) took the loss for the Diamondbacks.

Betting Trends

Phillies Betting Records and Team Stats

The Phillies have been favorites in 113 games this season and won 69 (61.1%) of those contests. Philadelphia has a record of 28-15 in games where sportsbooks favor them by at least -167 on the moneyline. The moneyline for this contest implies a 62.5% chance of a victory for the Phillies. So far this season, Philadelphia and its opponents have hit the over in 78 of their 169 games with a total. The Phillies have an ATS record of 80-89-0 in 169 games with a spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Kyle Schwarber 160 .197 (136) .343 (46) .474 (39) 6.5% (5) 29.9% (130) 17.5% (2)
Trea Turner 155 .266 (52) .320 (89) .459 (52) 3.8% (47) 21.7% (73) 6.5% (102)
Alec Bohm 145 .274 (36) .327 (70) .437 (74) 3.3% (76) 15.4% (16) 6.9% (94)
Bryce Harper 126 .293 (10) .401 (7) .499 (22) 3.8% (47) 21.8% (74) 14.7% (6)
Bryson Stott 151 .280 (23) .329 (65) .419 (88) 2.3% (113) 15.6% (20) 6.1% (109)

Diamondbacks Betting Records and Team Stats

The Diamondbacks have won in 45, or 48.4%, of the 93 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs in this year. This season, Arizona has been victorious 10 times in 23 chances when named as an underdog of at least +141 or longer on the moneyline. The Diamondbacks have an implied victory probability of 41.5% according to the moneyline set for this matchup. Arizona and their opponents have hit the over in 74 of their 168 games with a total set by oddsmakers this season. In 168 games with a line this season, the Diamondbacks have a mark of 93-75-0 against the spread.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Corbin Carroll 153 .285 (15) .362 (23) .506 (18) 3.9% (44) 19.6% (57) 8.9% (67)
Christian Walker 157 .258 (76) .333 (58) .497 (23) 5% (18) 19.2% (53) 9.4% (61)
Ketel Marte 149 .276 (28) .358 (27) .485 (30) 3.8% (47) 16.8% (32) 10.9% (27)
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 145 .263 (61) .311 (111) .465 (48) 4.1% (37) 17.4% (36) 5.6% (119)
Tommy Pham 125 .256 (-) .328 (-) .446 (-) 3.3% (-) 22% (-) 9.8% (-)

Phillies vs. Diamondbacks Picks and Predictions

Our pick for this matchup is the Phillies to win (-167 on the moneyline), while we project the scoring will go over the total (7.5 runs).

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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