Diamondbacks have limited experience in crucial playoff games

Diamondbacks Feature Thin Resume of Must-Win Playoff Games
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The most important playoff game in over two decades for The Valley is taking place more than 2,000 miles away from the city, near the Delaware River.

Arizona will look to improve their playoff record to 3-1 in elimination games since their establishment in 1998. Tonight, the Diamondbacks will face the Philadelphia Phillies after their Game 6 victory extended the best-of-seven series to a decisive Game 7.

Under the leadership of Torey Lovullo, the Diamondbacks will strive to replicate their triumph in a game broadcasted nationally at 5:07 p.m. in Arizona. This will be their inaugural Game 7 since their 2001 World Series win against the New York Yankees, and it signifies their first postseason appearance since the inception of Arizona sports betting.

yengols.com conducted an analysis of the D’backs’ performance in important playoff games ahead of tonight’s Game 7 of the NLCS.

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History of the D’backs: Win or be eliminated

  • In the 2001 NLDS, the team emerged victorious over the Cardinals in Game 5, winning with a score of 2-1.
  • The Yankees were defeated in the 2001 World Series by a score of 3-2.
  • The Brewers narrowly defeated us in Game 5 of the 2011 NLDS, ending with a final score of 3-2.
  • The Rockies suffered an 11-8 loss in the 2017 NL Wild Card Game.

Texas is now the favorite to win the World Series at -135 on Arizona betting apps after defeating defending champion Houston in Game 7 of the ALCS on Monday.

D’backs aim to enhance their Game 7 track record

Despite only winning one Game 7 against the Yankees, Arizona has found success in three out of four “win or go home” games. This includes a 2-1 victory over St. Louis in Game 5 of the 2001 NLDS, which allowed them to advance and face the Yankees.

In 2011, the team experienced just one defeat during the NLDS when they were on the road against Milwaukee, losing 3-2 in extra innings. Their only postseason appearance between 2011 and 2023 was in 2017, where they defeated Colorado in the NL Wild Card game with a score of 11-8, but were then swept by the L.A. Dodgers in the NLDS.

In Game 7 of the NLCS on Tuesday night, Caesars Sportsbook Arizona oddsmakers are favoring the Phillies over the D’backs, giving them -170 odds while the D’backs have +143 odds.

However, October is renowned for its unexpected outcomes, exemplified by the 84-win Arizona team this season. They achieved a clean sweep against Milwaukee in the best-of-three NL Wild Card series and replicated the success against the formidable Dodgers in the NLDS.

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Peterson Christopher

Peterson Christopher has over seven years of experience covering sports and sports betting in Arizona. He has held positions at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly, and the Green Valley News. Currently, he is the lead writer at yengols.com.

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