It was kind of assumed that Philadelphia would punch their ticket to a second straight World Series as the NLCS shifted back to the City of Brotherly Love after the Phillies had played so well at Citizens Bank Park this postseason. Well, Arizona had other plans while picking up a 5-1 victory on Monday to force the two most exciting words in sports, “Game Seven.” It’s all on the line Tuesday night in the Diamondbacks vs Phillies game 7 matchup to see who moves on to face the Texas Rangers in the Fall Classic.

Before Betting on Diamondbacks vs Phillies Game 7

The Phillies had scored 39 total runs at during their 6-0 mark at home this postseason, but those high-powered bats were stifled on Monday night as Merrill Kelly pitched 5.0 IP of 3-hit, 1 ER ball while four Arizona relievers combined to give up just 3 hits over the rest of the game. 1-2-3 in the Phillies order – Kyle Schwarber, Trea Turner, and Bryce Harper – were a combined 0-9 for the night.

Kelly is a solid pitcher, but Arizona’s Game 7 starter is more of an unknown. Rookie Brandon Pfaadt was just 3-9 during the regular season with a 5.72 ERA but the moment hasn’t been too big for him in the playoffs. The Diamondbacks have won all three of his starts this October, and he’s held the Dodgers and Phillies – two very good offenses – scoreless over 10.0 IP in his last two.

Something has to give for Phillies starter Ranger Suarez on Tuesday night as he’s 3-0 with a 0.94 ERA for his career in the postseason, but is also 1-3 with a 5.09 ERA lifetime against the Diamondbacks. Suarez pitched 5.1 and didn’t allow a run in Game 3 although the Phillies ended up losing 2-1.

Arizona vs Philadelphia Game 7 Offshore Betting Odds

Offshore Sportsbook Moneyline Total Point Spread
BetOnline DBacks (2.56) | Phillies (1.59) 8.5 DBacks +1.5 (1.74) | Phillies -1.5 (2.15)
MyBookie DBacks (2.57) | Phillies (1.51) 8 DBacks +1.5 (1.74) | Phillies -1.5 (2.10)
BetUS DBacks (2.50) | Phillies (1.58) 8.5 DBacks +1.5 (1.71) | Phillies -1.5 (2.20) DBacks (2.56) | Phillies (1.59) 8.5 DBacks +1.5 (1.74) | Phillies -1.5 (2.15)
XBet DBacks (2.57) | Phillies (1.51) 8 DBacks +1.5 (1.74) | Phillies -1.5 (2.10)

Diamondbacks vs Phillies Game 7 Prediction & Pick

A Game 7 is always exciting enough, but especially in the sports-rabid town of Philadelphia. The Phillies offense looked human on Monday night, and with the pressure amped up the bats on both side of the field are going to be gripped a little bit tighter. This is a rematch of two very good pitching performances in Game 3, and this winner-take-all matchup looks like another very low scoring affair. 

Pick: Under 8.5