Phillies vs. Dodgers Free Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Dodgers are -182 money line favorites over the Phillies, who are +167 on the ML. With Jonathan Pettibone set to oppose Zack Greinke, the total is currently sitting at 7.5 runs.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Phillies opened as +166 money line underdogs but their odds have climbed slightly to +167, while the Dodgers opened as -181 money line favorites and are now -182. Philadelphia is 38-41 overall and 19-23 on the road, while Los Angeles is 35-42 overall and 22-20 at home.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 62% of the betting public currently favors Los Angeles. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most updated numbers.
MLB FREE PICK: Take Los Angeles. According to latest MLB trends, Philadelphia is: 3-7 last 10 as an underdog and 1-7 last 8 after allowing 5 runs or more in their previous game LA Dodgers are: 5-2 last 7 in series, 4-0 last 4 following a win, 9-3 last 12 as a home favorite and 5-0 in Greinke's last 5 home starts with a total set at 7.0-8.5.
Jonathan Pettibone (3-3, 4.14 ERA) has been up-and-down lately. He did pitch well in his last start, giving up just one run against the putrid New York Mets on June 22. However, he's struggled on the road, going 1-2 with a 6.84 ERA in five starts. Zack Greinke (4-2, 3.79 ERA) is coming off a gem against San Diego, allowing just one run and four hits in eight innings as the Dodgers won 6-1 on June 22. He is 1-1 with a 2.40 ERA in three games against the Phillies. Pettibone is a 22-year old rookie who is going through ups and downs in his first year in the big leagues. He also left his last start with lower back tightness but is probable to make this start. Pettibone is winless over his last seven outings. He faces a Dodgers team that is finally healthy. They have been one of the biggest underachievers in baseball with tons of high-priced talent. One of those talented players is SS Hanley Ramirez, who is now 16-for-33 (.485) during his last nine games. Greinke is another one of those talented, high-priced players who is a major key to their success. He has struggled on the road this year but at home, is 3-0 with a 2.12 ERA. That's impressive considering the Dodgers have only given him 10 total runs of support. The real key to the Dodgers' resurgence has been rookie OF Yasie Puig, who had three hits on Wednesday in their win over San Francisco and is now batting .435 in June to lead the majors.
MLB FREE PICK: LOS ANGELES DODGERS -182