Here’s your FanDuel Sportsbook PA betting update for Tuesday, August 6th.
In baseball action, the Phillies look to make it two straight wins in Arizona and secure a series victory when Jake Arrieta (8-8, 4.44 ERA) opposes starter Mike Leake (9-8, 4.27 ERA), who’s making his first start with the Diamondbacks.
We’re also just two days away from EAGLES FOOTBALL (sort of)! The Birds host the Tennessee Titans on Thursday night at Lincoln Financial Field. Yeah, I know – it’s preseason football, but not only can you get in on preseason action with FanDuel Sportsbook, deep down in places you don’t talk about at parties, you want to bet on preseason football.
Starters: Jake Arrieta (PHI) vs. Mike Leake (ARI)
Money Line: PHI (+122) | ARI (-140)
Total Runs: 9.5 – Over (-110) | Under (-110)
Trends to Know
West Coast Struggles
Jake Arrieta Trends
Arrieta hasn’t pitched deep into games since the All-Star break, but he’s been pretty effective when he’s out there. In four second half starts, Arrieta has a 3.20 ERA, while holding opponents to a .675 OPS.
The Phillies are 13-9 (+163) in Arrieta’s starts, 6-5 (+59) when he starts on the road, and 3-4 ($68) when he starts as a road underdog (-$68).
The Phillies are only 13-20 (-$386) as a road underdog, but have won three of their last four in that role. Meanwhile, the Diamondbacks have been a bad bet as a home favorite. They’re only 13-17 (-$762), making them the third-least profitable home favorite in baseball.
Spread: TEN: +3.5 (-120) | PHI: –3.5 (+100)
Money Line: TEN (+145) | PHI (-170)
Total Points: 37 – Over (-110) | Under (-110)
Trends to Know
The line in this one is holding steady at FanDuel Sportsbook with the Eagles as a 3.5-point favorite, but the moneyline has jumped from -160/+135 to -170/+145, so a bet on the Eagles to win outright is a bit more expensive this afternoon.
Let’s be honest, this is preseason football we’re talking about. Doug Pederson told reporters on Tuesday morning that a decision hasn’t been made about the playing status of several key starters, including quarterback Carson Wentz or left tackle Jason Peters. There are so many unknown variables in these games, which makes it hard to provide any type of meaningful analysis. Still, there are some Eagles-related preseason trends that jump out, so if you’re looking to bet on this game, then consider the following information:
The Eagles are 19-11 ATS at home in preseason games since the 2005 season.
More recently, the Eagles are 5-1 ATS under Doug Peterson in the preseason at Lincoln Financial Field.
Working with this specific point spread, the Eagles have also performed well at home in preseason games. They are 14-6 ATS when favored between three and four points since 2005, making them the NFL’s most profitable team in that spread range during that span.
Eagles-Titans Prop Bet at FanDuel Sportsbook PA
Those looking to try a more profitable wager, FanDuel Sportsbook suggests taking a shot on the Eagles at +14 with a +290 payout. Why? The Titans were 0-4 in Mike Vrabel’s first preseason in 2018, losing each game by at least 10 points.
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