Comparing the D’backs’ Second Half Collapse to Recent MLB History

How D’backs’ 2nd Half Collapse Stacks Up In Recent MLB History
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Diamondbacks fans, including those on Arizona sports betting sites, have experienced a disappointing second half of the MLB regular season as the team fights to remain in contention for the playoffs.

The team led by Torrey Lovullo has seen a drastic decrease in their postseason prospects due to a 14-22 record post-break. The Diamondbacks are now facing a high probability of missing the playoffs for the sixth year in a row. Caesars Sportsbook Arizona has adjusted their playoff odds to +110, indicating a strong chance of them not making it to the postseason. Even with a win in the first game of a series against Cincinnati on Thursday, the odds are still not in favor of the Diamondbacks. analyzed the biggest differences in win percentages between the first and second halves of the seasons from 2018 to 2023 to assess the severity of Arizona’s recent second-half struggles in MLB.

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Largest Percentage Decrease in Win Rate in the Second Half Since 2018

Team First-Half Record Second-Half Record Difference
2023 Marlins*53-39 (.576)12-24 (.333).243
2021 Padres53-40 (.570)26-43 (.377).193
2023 Yankees*49-42 (.538)12-24 (.343).185
2023 Diamondbacks*52-39 (.571)14-22 (.389).182
2018 Phillies53-42 (.558)27-4022 (.403).155
2021 Mets48-40 (.545)29-45 (.392).153
2019 Padres45-45 (.500)25-47 (.347).153
2019 Giants50-48 (.510)23-41 (.359).151
2019 Rockies44-45 (.494)27-46 (.370).124
2018 Mariners58-39 (.598)31-34 (.477).121
* — Through games of Aug. 23.

Arizona betting apps have the Arizona Diamondbacks listed at +8000 odds to win the World Series, with Atlanta being the current favorite at +300 odds.

What is the ranking of the D’backs in recent MLB history?

The D’backs’ 2023 slump is not the worst of the year, with both the Marlins and Yankees performing worse. However, it is the biggest decline the team has seen in the second half of a season between 2018 and 2023, surpassing the 2018 squad that went from a 53-44 record at the break to finishing the year at 82-80 (-.110).

Luckily, Lovullo and his team will be up against one of the league’s top 10 most challenging schedules as the season winds down. The D’backs are currently tied with the Philadelphia Phillies for 10th place, with their opponents boasting a combined win percentage of .508, according to

The Diamondbacks have 34 games remaining in the regular season and are in a close competition with four other teams for the last two playoff positions. They must act quickly if they hope to turn their season around.

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Peterson Christopher

Peterson Christopher, with over seven years of experience covering sports and sports betting in Arizona for, the Tucson Weekly, and the Green Valley News, now holds the position of lead writer at

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