MLB Betting Notes: Phillies vs. Diamondbacks aka the Inexplicable NLCS Preview
Remember when we all openly mocked Gabe Kapler, wondering if we should bet on him to be the first manager fired in 2018? Well, the joke is on us, as the Phillies have jumped out to a 14-8 start. They certainly look like they’ll contend for at least a wild-card spot this fall.
After suffering just their second home loss (9-2) of the season Tuesday night, the Phils will look to get back on track against the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks. We knew the Snakes were a solid group, but they may just run away with the NL West. Strange times indeed.
Washington Nationals (-152) at San Francisco Giants (+142) | O/U: 7
Max Scherzer (4-1, 1.36 ERA) vs. Jeff Samardzija (1-0, 0.00 ERA)
3:45 p.m. ET
Shark Watch: Since 2013, Samardzija is just 6-15 on the moneyline as a home underdog with the Giants and the White Sox. That includes a 3-12 mark in games with a closing total of 8 or less. — Evan Abrams