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Fontaine's 5 Picks: MLB Showdown Predictions for Tuesday, Oct. 17

Today we spotlight the matchup: Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Philadelphia Phillies.

The Phillies, as we've observed in recent years, seem to have a knack for shining bright in September, leading up to the postseason. Their strong performance was evident when they clinched a 5-3 victory in Game 1. Their key player in this face-off is Aaron Nola, while the Diamondbacks have put their faith in Merrill Kelly.

A closer look at Nola's stats reveal his proficiency, especially on home ground, boasting an impressive 3.29 ERA, 0.97 WHIP, 10.0 K/9, among others. However, the Diamondbacks' lineup hasn't been particularly successful against him, indicating potential challenges for them.

Kelly, on the other hand, showcases decent performance but has a penchant for walking batters, which might be a disadvantage against the formidable Phillies.

Recent performances suggest that the Phillies have been dominating with a consistent win streak, particularly when playing at home. Key players to watch from both teams include Bryce Harper and Trea Turner, both exhibiting outstanding forms.

Fontaine's 5 Top Bets for Diamondbacks vs. Phillies Showdown:

  1. Phillies -0.5 F5 for 1 unit (Odds: -105)

  2. Diamondbacks UNDER 3.5 runs for 0.5 unit (Odds: -130)

  3. Bryce Harper OVER 0.5 walks for 0.5 unit (Odds: -125)

  4. Trea Turner OVER 1.5 total bases for 0.5 unit (Odds: +105)

  5. Aaron Nola UNDER 5.5 strikeouts for 0.5 unit (Odds: -120)

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