Philadelphia Phillies (29-21) vs Los Angeles Dodgers (24-28)Date : 05/30/2018
Time : 10:10PM ET
Location : Dodger Stadium
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Philadelphia Phillies vs Los Angeles Dodgers
The Dodgers will welcome the Phillies to Dodgers Stadium as the two teams will go face to face in a four-game series. The Dodgers are 3rd in the NL West while the Phillies are 2nd in the NL East. This will be the first meeting between the two teams this season.
Philadelphia Phillies's Latest Performance :
The Phillies are coming off a series loss against the Blue Jays, they will begin their 7 game road trip by facing off against the Dodgers in a 4 game series. The Dodgers are on a roll right now winning four series in a row. The Phillies are only one game behind the Braves for the top spot of the NL East division with a record of 29-21 on the season. One of the main reasons why they are playing so well this season has been their pitching the Phillies are ranked 5th best in the Major with an ERA of 3.38, they had 2 shutouts against the Braves in the last 6 days.
Odubel Herrera will return to the starting lineup after a daybreak, he will look for the opportunity to take advantage of the Stripling pitching. In his last outing he struck a two-run home run with 3 RBIs, he will be looking to extend his reach base which is now at 45 this season. He is slashing .331/.396/.519 with 7 homers and 30 RBIs on the season, the Phillies will have the opportunity to regain the lead in the NL East division.
Pitching for the Phillies will be Zach Eflin. He has had mixed results in his four starts since being recalled from Triple-A. He allowed just one run over his first 12 2/3 innings but hasn’t pitched out of the fifth in his past two outings. He hit his first career home run in his last start.
Los Angeles Dodgers's Latest Performance :
The Dodgers are coming off an impressive series win over the Padres, they are starting to pick things up after an early skid to the season. They now have a record of 24-28 and only trail the division leader the Rockies by only 4 games. The Dodgers will now face a tough challenge ahead as they will face off against the Phillies in a 4 game series. The Dodgers aren’t that great at home this season they are 12-15 when playing at home this season. The Dodgers have shown signs of improvements in winning their last 3 series as they will try to make it 4 in a row. The rookie Walker Buehler continues to do great things for the Dodgers allowing only 4 hits in 7 innings while striking out 8. He will definitely play a part in the Dodgers rotation as the season goes on.
Cody Bellinger hit a two-run home run, it was a three-run game in the eighth inning. It was his only hit in four at-bats in the game. The 22-year-old came out of the gate raking but has endured a freezing cold month of May, a month in which he’s hit .184 in 24 games. On the year, he’s hitting .237/.302/.443 with eight homers, 25 RBI and 30 runs scored.
Max Muncy hit a two-run home run. The two-run shot off Tyler Webb was his sixth in 83 at-bats, and the 27-year-old has proven to be a valuable utility player and pinch-hitter for the Los Angeles club this year. Muncy is hitting .241/.354/.518 on the year. The Dodgers will definitely need an offensive burst from these two players considering they will be going up against a very great team as the Phillies.
Pitching for the Dodgers will be Ross Stripling. He has been an unsung hero this year, first as a multiple-inning reliever, more recently filling in the injury-depleted starting rotation. He’s coming off a career-high 10 strikeouts against the Padres. He has done a really good job for the Dodgers thus far he hopes to play well against the Phillies.
How Philadelphia Phillies & Los Angeles Dodgers Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Dodgers are 6-1 in their last 7 vs. a team with a winning record.
Phillies are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. National League West.
Against The Spread Selection: Los Angeles Dodgers
My reason for the pick :
The last year NL Champions are starting to find their groove as they will come up on top in this game. Stripling pitching will continue to impress the Dodgers. It won’t be an easy win for the Dodgers but they will be able to grind out a win, with the way the Dodgers are playing I don’t see anyone stopping them anytime soon, the Dodgers are coming slowly but surely.
Betting trends for Philadelphia Phillies:
- Phillies are 6-2 in their last 8 road games vs. a team with a losing record.
Betting trends for Los Angeles Dodgers:
- Dodgers are 50-22 in their last 72 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.