Philadelphia Phillies versus Arizona Diamondbacks Major League Baseball Betting Preview

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The Philadelphia Phillies will open up a four game series in the desert as they battle the Arizona Diamondbacks from Major League Baseball action for Thursday May 9th. First pitch from Arizona is slated for 9:40PM Eastern Time and the MLB Extra Innings Channel will provide the TV coverage.

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The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side Diamondbacks favored by -117 odds with the take back on the road underdog Philadelphia Phillies at +107 odds. The run over under line is set at 7 ½ for game one. Those who lay the -1 ½ runs with the Arizona Diamondbacks on the run line will receive a +170 odds return. Bettors who choose to take the +1 ½ run head start with the Philadelphia Phillies will have to lay -200 odds for their run line wager.

The pitching matchup for Thursday will be a lefty versus lefty as Cole Hamels takes the hill for the Phillies as he faces a quality young prospect in Patrick Corbin for the Diamondbacks. Hamels in seven starts with the Phillies is just 1-4 with an ERA of 4.34 and a low WHIP of 1.18. Hamels has pitched in tough luck this season as the Phillies scores just three runs per game in his starts. Over his past three starts Hamels has surrendered no greater than two earned runs working a total of 20 innings during that span. Corbin is a perfect 4-0 on the year and the team record behind Corbin in his six starts is a perfect 6-0. The Diamondbacks left hander has an ERA of just 1.80 and WHIP of 1.08. Corbin in his six starts has allowed no greater than two earned runs and allowed one or less runs in three of the games working a total of 40 innings on the current campaign. Philadelphia enters play taking two of three against the San Francisco Giants to begin the week. The Diamondbacks return home after sweeping the struggling LA Dodgers in three straight games. Arizona is looking to break a three game home losing streak after the Giants swept them in a three game set last week.

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