Philadelphia is off to a 1-0 lead in the NLCS thanks to their 5-3 victory over Arizona on Monday night. The Diamondbacks suffered their first loss of the postseason in the opener, but put up a valiant effort to make things competitive after falling down 5-0 by the end of the 5th inning. The two clubs lace them up again on Tuesday night in front of an energetic Citizens Bank Park crowd for the Diamondbacks vs Phillies game 2 matchup.

Before Betting on Diamondbacks vs Phillies Game 2

The long ball was once again key for Philadelphia in game 1, with Kyle Schwarber hitting a HR on the first pitch he saw to set the MLB record for postseason leadoff home runs. Nick Castellanos also made history by joining Reggie Jackson as the only two players to hit five HRs over the span of three games in the playoffs. Bryce Harper also added a deep one for the power hungry Phillies.

Merrill Kelly gets the task of trying to keep the Phillies offense at bay in Game 2. The right-hander was solid with a 3.29 ERA during the regular season and was great in his first career postseason start holding the Dodgers to 3 hits and 0 ER over 6.1 IP – but that was also 10 days ago so we’ll see if Kelly has some rust to shake off.

Zack Wheeler threw 6.0 IP of 3 hit ball on Monday, numbers that Aaron Nola would like to emulate as he gets the start in Game 2. The Phillies have won both of Nola’s starts this postseason, and he’s posted a 1.42 ERA over 12.2 IP in victories over Miami and Atlanta. Philadelphia has won six straight Nola starts dating back to the regular season.

Arizona vs Philadelphia Game 2 Offshore Betting Odds

Offshore Sportsbook Moneyline Total Point Spread
BetOnline D’Backs (2.48) | Phillies (1.62) 8 D’Backs +1.5 (1.64) | Phillies’ -1.5 (2.35)
MyBookie D’Backs (2.38) | Phillies (1.59) 8 D’Backs +1.5 (1.66) | Phillies’ -1.5 (2.23)
BetUS D’Backs (2.45) | Phillies (1.62) 8 D’Backs +1.5 (1.64) | Phillies’ -1.5 (2.35) D’Backs (2.48) | Phillies (1.62) 8 D’Backs +1.5 (1.64) | Phillies’ -1.5 (2.35)
XBet D’Backs (2.38) | Phillies (1.59) 8 D’Backs +1.5 (1.66) | Phillies’ -1.5 (2.23)

Diamondbacks vs Phillies Game 2 Prediction & Pick

Arizona started off slow in Game 1, which could be expected after their dramatic series win over the Dodgers in the NLDS. While the Diamondbacks will likely be more relaxed on Tuesday night, the Philadelphia offense is red hot and with Kelly not pitching in 10 days this one could get out of hand early. 

Pick: Phillies -1.5