If the 2023 NLCS had aggregate scoring, Philadelphia would a 15-3 lead after two games at Citizens Bank Park. Of course that’s not how the MLB works, and Arizona will live by the mantra that a series doesn’t start until you lose a game at home heading into Phillies vs Diamondbacks Game 3. The D’Backs are in an 0-2 hole, but now they get the benefit of the Chase Field crowd instead of the electric masses in Philadelphia.

Before Betting on Phillies vs Diamondbacks Game 3

Philadelphia has gone homer happy in this series and dating back to the NLDS they’ve went deep 15 times the last four games setting an MLB record. Kyle Schwarber has hit three long balls already through two games of the NLCS including two on Tuesday to fuel Philadelphia’s lopsided 10-0 victory.

The Phillies bats are dialed in, but we’ll see if that travels on Thursday night in Arizona. Brandon Pfaadt gets the task of trying to slow down Schwarber, Bryce Harper, Nick Castellanos and company when he takes the mound in Game 3. Pfaadt, the rookie, had a 5.72 ERA during the regular season but threw 4.1 IP of 2-hit, shutout baseball vs. the Dodgers in the NLDS so that’s a confidence builder.

Ranger Suarez starts Game 3 for the Phillies after facing the Braves twice in the NLDS. The left-hander didn’t go deep, but kept the potent Atlanta bats at bay by allowing 1 ER over 8.2 IP for a 1.04 ERA.

Philadelphia vs Arizona Game 3 Offshore Betting Odds

Offshore Sportsbook Moneyline Total Point Spread
BetOnline Phillies (1.79) | D’Backs (2.16) 9 Phillies -1.5 (2.23) | D’Backs +1.5 (1.70)
MyBookie Phillies (1.74) | D’Backs (2.12) 9 Phillies -1.5 (2.16) | D’Backs +1.5 (1.70)
BetUS Phillies (1.79) | D’Backs (2.15) 9 Phillies -1.5 (2.20) | D’Backs +1.5 (1.71) Phillies (1.79) | D’Backs (2.16) 9 Phillies -1.5 (2.23) | D’Backs +1.5 (1.70)
XBet Phillies (1.74) | D’Backs (2.12) 9 Phillies -1.5 (2.16) | D’Backs +1.5 (1.70)

Phillies vs Diamondbacks Game 3 Prediction & Pick

Philadelphia seems to have something special brewing here, and truthfully Arizona may be a little deflated after their emotional upset win over the division rival Dodgers last round. This series feels like a sweep. 

Pick: Phillies -1.5