Phillies vs Diamondbacks: NLCS Game 6 betting preview, TV Schedule & best bets

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Philadelphia Phillies’ Bryce Harper rounds third as he heads home to score on a hit by Nick Castellanos against the Miami Marlins during the eighth inning of Game 1 in an NL wild-card baseball playoff series Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Phillies vs Diamondbacks: The Philadelphia Phillies reclaimed their NLCS lead on Saturday night and will look to put a bow on it in game 6 at Citizens Bank Park. A firm 6-1 win over the Diamondbacks means that the Phils now have all the momentum going into a crucial game 6, but can they see it out and return to the World Series for a second consecutive year?

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Phillies vs Diamondbacks: Game 6 info

Date: Monday, October 23rd
Time: 5:07PM ET
Location: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia
TV channel: TBS

NLCS Game 6 odds: Phillies vs Diamondbacks

Spread: Philadelphia Phillies -1.5 (+120) | Arizona Diamondbacks +1.5 (-142)
Moneyline: Philadelphia Phillies -175 | Arizona Diamondbacks +145
Total: Over/Under 8

Phillies vs Diamondbacks: Game 6 pitching preview

After Zack Wheeler won his Game 1 rematch, the Phils will now turn to Aaron Nola and hope he can win his Game 2 rematch against Merrill Kelly. Nola silenced the Diamondbacks through 6 innings, striking out 7 on the way to an impressive 3-1 win.

Through 3 postseason starts in 2023, Nola has a 0.96 ERA having gone 18.2 innings. He’s also yet to allow a Home Run, which is a surprise given his regular-season tendencies. The Phillies’ ace has certainly saved his best stuff for when it matters most and another night like Game 2 would undoubtedly put the Diamondbacks behind the 8 ball.

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Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola tips his hat after being relieved during the sixth inning of Game 3 of a baseball NL Division Series against the Atlanta Braves Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2023, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

As for Kelly, he’s made two starts this postseason and holds a respectable 3.00 ERA. He’s given up 6 hits and 4 runs through 12 innings, which will likely give an explosive Phillies offense just enough room to start piling on the pressure early.

Phillies vs Diamondbacks: Game 6 betting preview

Our bets over the last few days have been very profitable. We’ve had a Kyle Schwarber home run at +350, Bryce Harper’s base total at +110, and even an Alec Bohm resurgence! We’ll be looking to cash a few more slips in what could be the final NLCS game of 2023.

The Phillies have had a tendency to start hot in this series. They’ve scored a run in the first inning in 3 of the 5 matchups so far and will once again be in front of the roaring Philadelphia faithful. It could be worth exploring props that look at an early outburst from this red-hot offense.

One prop that already looks appealing is Phillies to score 4.5 runs AND win the game. This comes in at a price of +130 and if you’d blindly bet it every game this series, you’d be 3-5. With Nola at the helm, it’s hard to envision a Phils loss, and the offense has been so dominant that a return to a hitter-friendly CBP is bound to only help their Home Run chances.

If it is a Home Run prop you’re looking for, look no further than Kyle Schwarber. His 47 dingers in 2023 lead the Phillies. He’s also homered in back-to-back games this series and could well be primed to do it again.

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Philadelphia Phillies’ Kyle Schwarber celebrates after a home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the sixth inning in Game 2 of the baseball NL Championship Series in Philadelphia, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

As far as an outright bet goes, it really is hard to overlook the Phillies here. Not only are they at home, but they rebounded from a disappointing choke in game 4 in dominant fashion and proved that the loss was an exception to the rule. They carry all that momentum back to a rampant crowd who will be eager to celebrate a World Series Berth with the team on home turf.

The atmosphere is going to be dough for the D-Backs to navigate and the Phils should benefit as a result and comfortably return to the World Series.

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