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The Los Angeles Dodgers are traveling east to face off against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. This NL matchup will begin at 7:05 p.m. ET and Spectrum SportsNet LA is in line to broadcast the game.

Los Angeles Dodgers at Philadelphia Phillies Odds

Oddsmakers are listing Los Angeles (-160) as the favorite over Philadelphia (+150). If you think the game’s total will go under 9.5 runs, bookmakers are currently offering -120 odds. Taking the over will return even money (+100). The game’s runline odds stand at -110 for betting the Dodgers -1.5 runs and -110 for the Phillies +1.5.

The Phillies are 48-45 straight up (SU) and 44-48 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 6.0 units for moneyline bettors and 5.0 units ATS. Philadelphia has a 3-4 ATS mark over its last seven games and the over has hit in four of those seven. The Dodgers are 62-33 SU and have gone 43-51 against the spread. Overall, the club has accumulated 11.8 units for gamblers taking the moneyline, but have lost 6.7 units ATS. Los Angeles has covered the spread only twice over its last seven games and the under has cashed in five of those seven.

Neither side has positioned itself as a strong over/under bet this year. Phillies games have had an over/under record of 44-44-4 so far in 2019. Dodgers games have gone under 44 times, gone over 43 times and pushed on seven occasions.

Clayton Kershaw is getting the start for the visiting Dodgers. The southpaw Kershaw is 7-2 with a 3.09 ERA and 91 strikeouts. He’s 0-0 with six strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA against Philadelphia this year.

The Phillies will turn to righty Zach Eflin (7-8, 3.78 ERA), who has 83 strikeouts and 26 walks, in addition to a WHIP of 1.30. Eflin has yet to face the Dodgers this year, but he made two starts against them in 2018, putting together a 0-1 record with a 10.80 ERA.

As a unit, Philadelphia’s pitchers have allowed 4.8 runs per game overall in 2019. Its starting pitching staff has a 4.51 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 8.0 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.74 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 9.1 K/9.

The Philadelphia hitters have produced 4.8 runs per contest, including 5.0 per game over its last 10 games and 4.0 per game over their last five. The team’s hit .270/.324/.460 over its last five contests and is 2-3 SU during that span.

Second baseman Cesar Hernandez and shortstop Jean Segura have led the Phillies’ hitters this year. Hernandez is slashing .287/.339/.421 with seven home runs, 41 RBIs and 42 runs scored, while Segura’s line sits at .275/.320/.442 with 10 homers, 41 RBIs and 56 runs.

In the other dugout, Los Angeles’ pitchers have allowed 3.8 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 3.06 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 9.04 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.14, along with a K-per-9 of 9.19.

The Dodgers offense has slashed .262/.345/.465 on its way to 5.3 runs scored per game in 2019, including 5.0 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 4.6 per game over the team’s last five contests (2-3 SU).

Los Angeles’ offense has been led by first baseman Cody Bellinger and third baseman Justin Turner, who collectively have blasted 42 home runs. Bellinger is slashing .334/.431/.687 with 31 home runs, 73 RBIs, 72 runs and eight stolen bases, while Turner is hitting .296/.374/.461 with 11 homers, 36 RBIs and 49 runs scored.

The Dodgers have gained 10.8 units and are 33-30 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has cashed in 28 of those games, compared to 28 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Phillies have lost 6.5 units and are 11-13 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in 12 of those games, as opposed to 12 that’ve gone under.

Dodgers vs. Phillies Free Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Dodgers, ATS Winner – Dodgers, O/U – UNDER

Betting Trends

  • Each offenses has tallied 17 extra-base hits over its last five games.
  • The Dodgers have an OPS of .810 this season and an OPS of .805 when facing right-handed pitchers. The Phillies’ OPS stands at .747 overall and .735 against righties.
  • Philadelphia has posted 24.6 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 22.8 over its last five.
  • Each team has hit 13 home runs over its last 10 games.