Philadelphia Phillies at Los Angeles Dodgers Matchup

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The Los Angeles Dodgers are gunning for their fourth straight win as they play host to the Philadelphia Phillies at Dodger Stadium. KTLA-TV 5 will televise this NL matchup and the action gets underway at 10:10 p.m. ET.

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

Philadelphia (+175) is entering this one as the underdog to Los Angeles (-185) and Vegas has put the Over/Under for this game at 7.5 runs (-110 for the over and -110 for the under). Gamblers can also wager on the game’s runline with the odds sitting at Phillies +1.5 runs (-125) and Dodgers -1.5 runs (+105).

The Phillies have gone 33-24 SU this year and are 29-27 against the spread (ATS). They’ve accumulated 6.2 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 0.5 units ATS. Philadelphia’s covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven. The Dodgers, on the other hand, are 39-19 SU and 28-29 ATS. They’ve gained 11.8 units for moneyline bettors and 2.5 units ATS. Los Angeles has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in six of those seven.

Los Angeles games have an over/under record of 31-24-2 so far in 2019. The Phillies have an over/under record of 26-29-1.

Cole Irvin will get the nod for the visiting Phillies. Irvin is 2-1 with a 5.60 ERA and 13 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Dodgers this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.

The Dodgers are countering with Clayton Kershaw (5-0, 3.46 ERA). Kershaw has 49 strikeouts and nine walks, along with a 1.08 WHIP. Kershaw only made one start against the Phillies in 2018 (0-0, 1.80 ERA and five strikeouts across five innings).

Los Angeles’ pitchers have allowed 3.9 runs per game overall this year as a unit. Its starting pitching staff has an ERA of 3.02, a WHIP of 1.04 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.8. The bullpen has a 4.74 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 8.7 K/9.

Los Angeles’ offense is putting up 5.4 runs per outing, including 6.5 per game over its last 10 games and 5.8 per game over its last five. The team has hit .343/.397/.612 over its last five contests and is 4-1 SU during that span.

The Dodgers’ batters have been led by first baseman Cody Bellinger and third baseman Justin Turner. Bellinger is slashing .379/.465/.749 with 20 home runs, 52 RBIs, 50 runs and seven stolen bases, while Turner is batting .306 with six homers, 25 RBIs and 28 runs.

For the visitors, Philadelphia’s pitchers have allowed 4.5 runs per game and its starters own a 4.25 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 8.13 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 3.99, along with a WHIP of 1.37.

Phillies hitters have slashed .245/.330/.416 on their way to 5.0 runs scored per game in 2019, including 5.0 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 4.4 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).

Philadelphia’s offense has been fueled by second baseman Cesar Hernandez and shortstop Jean Segura. Hernandez is slashing .295/.354/.469 with six home runs, 28 RBIs and 26 runs scored, while Segura (.301/.348/.461) is up to five homers, 23 RBIs and 36 runs scored.

The Phillies have lost 3.9 units and are 7-7 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over has hit in eight of those games, compared to six that’ve gone under against -handed starting pitchers.

Phillies vs. Dodgers Free MLB Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Dodgers, ATS Winner – Phillies, O/U – OVER

Betting Notes

  • Philadelphia has recorded 14 extra-base hits over its last five outings. Los Angeles has 25 XBH over its last five.
  • The Phillies have hit 15 home runs in their last 10 games. The Dodgers have hit 16 over their last 10.
  • Los Angeles has posted 29.7 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 30.2 over its last five.
  • The Dodgers have won seven of their last eight games SU.