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The streaking Los Angeles Dodgers are seeking their fifth win in a row when they play host to the Philadelphia Phillies at Dodger Stadium. The game gets underway 4:10 p.m. ET and Spectrum SportsNet LA will broadcast this NL showdown.

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

Philadelphia (+175) is entering this game as the underdog to Los Angeles (-185) and oddsmakers have the Over/Under for this afternoon’s game at 9 runs. The odds for betting on the game’s total currently stand at -105 for the over and -115 for the under. The game’s current runline odds stand at -125 for picking the Phillies +1.5 runs and +105 for the Dodgers -1.5.

The Dodgers are 40-19 straight up (SU) and 29-29 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 12.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 3.7 units ATS. The Phillies are 33-25 SU and have gone 29-28 against the spread. Overall, the team’s accumulated 5.2 units for moneyline gamblers, but have lost 1.0 unit ATS.

Dodgers games have a 31-24-3 over/under record so far in 2019. Philadelphia has an over/under record of 26-29-2.

Nick Pivetta will get the start for the visiting Phillies. The right-handed Pivetta is 3-1 with a 7.71 ERA and 22 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Dodgers this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.

The Dodgers are handing the ball to lefty Rich Hill (1-1, 2.73 ERA), who has 37 strikeouts and six walks, along with a WHIP of 1.09. Hill did not register a start against the Phillies in 2018.

As a unit, Los Angeles’ pitchers have allowed 3.9 runs per game overall this season. The team’s starters have a 2.98 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 8.8 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.79 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 8.6 K/9.

The Los Angeles hitters are putting up 5.4 runs per outing, including 6.2 per game over its last 10 games and 4.8 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .310/.373/.571 over its last five contests and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.

The Dodgers’ offense has been led by Cody Bellinger, who is slashing .379/.465/.743 with 20 home runs, 52 RBIs, 50 runs and seven stolen bases.

For the visiting squad, Philadelphia’s pitching staff allowed 4.4 runs per game and its starters own a 4.22 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 8.08 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.00, along with a K/9 of 9.34.

Phillies hitters have slashed .245/.328/.416 on their way to 4.9 runs scored per game this season, including 5.1 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 4.8 per game over the team’s last five contests (2-3 SU).

Philadelphia’s offense has been paced by Cesar Hernandez. Hernandez is hitting .289/.348/.460 with six home runs, 28 RBIs and 26 runs scored.

The Dodgers just snuck away with the previous game in this series by a final score of four runs to three.

Phillies vs. Dodgers Free Prediction

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

Betting Notes

  • The under has hit in three of Philadelphia’s last seven games.
  • The Phillies have hit 16 home runs in their last 10 games. The Dodgers have hit 18 over their last 10.
  • The Phillies have a total OPS of .744 this season, including an OPS of .780 when facing left-handed pitchers. The Dodgers’ OPS stands at .824 overall and .770 against southpaws.
  • Los Angeles has recorded 28.6 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 25.6 over its last five.
  • The Dodgers have won eight of their last nine games SU.