Phillies vs. Diamondbacks NLCS Game 1 action, here’s everything you need to know: TV channel, live stream options, how to watch online, predictions, picks, and the current odds.
The National League Championship Series kicks off with Game 1 at Citizens Bank Park, featuring the Arizona Diamondbacks and Philadelphia Phillies on Monday night. The D-backs secured their NLCS spot by triumphing over the Milwaukee Brewers in the Wild Card Series and the Los Angeles Dodgers in the Division Series. Meanwhile, the Phillies advanced by eliminating the Miami Marlins and the Atlanta Braves.
During the regular season, the Phillies managed to edge the D-backs, winning the series 4-3 and outscoring them 44-34. However, the games were often tightly contested, with five of the seven matches decided by just one run, and another by three runs. A lopsided 15-3 victory by the Phillies slightly skews the run differential. Philadelphia held the edge in terms of regular-season records (90-72 vs. 84-78) and run differentials (plus-81 vs. minus-15). Nonetheless, regular season outcomes carry little weight at this stage of the playoffs.
To view the complete postseason schedule, you can click here, and here’s the 2023 playoff bracket. Now, let’s delve into the crucial details for the NLCS.