Phillies vs. Dodgers Prediction
The Los Angeles Dodgers have won eight of 10 and are now only 3.5 games back of first place in the NL West. Will the Dodgers continue their strong play at home against the surprising Philadelphia Phillies tonight?
Monday, May 28, 2018
Dodger Stadium at 8:10PM ET
TV: SportsNet LA (LAD)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Dodgers are a -122 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Phillies are a +112 underdog, while the over-under is 8 runs. As of Monday afternoon, 52 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Philadelphia. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Phillies drop two of three at Blue Jays
Philadelphia lost 5-3 at home Sunday afternoon against Toronto to drop its second game in three days. The loss moved the Phillies back to second place in the NL East, a half-game behind the Braves. Nick Pivetta took the loss as he gave up two earned runs on four hits with seven strikeouts and two walks over five innings. Carlos Santana paced the offense by going 2-for-4 with a run scored. Aaron Altherr was 1-for-3 with a run, an RBI and a walk. Nick Williams finished 1-for-3 with an RBI and a walk.
Dodgers propelled by strong Buehler start
Los Angeles is still only 24-28 on the season, but has shown many signs of improvement lately and continued trending in the right direction with a 6-1 home win Sunday over the Padres. Rookie Walker Buehler gave up only one earned run on four hits with eight strikeouts and no walks to earn the win. Max Muncy and Cody Bellinger both hit two-run homers to pace the offense. Chris Taylor went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk and two runs scored. Enrique Hernandez was 1-for-2 with an RBI.
MLB Betting Trends
The under is 10-4 in the last 14 Phillies games. Philadelphia is 1-7 in its last 8 games at Los Angeles.
The over is 9-2-3 in the last 14 meetings. The Dodgers are 6-2 in Stewart's last eight starts.
Velasquez has shown dominance at times this season, but typically can never make it last. With Philadelphia having to travel out west and Los Angeles staying at home, I'm going to bet on the team playing at a better clip right now and that is the Dodgers. Los Angeles has done well in Stewart's previous starts last year and this year, so I see no reason that can't continue.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: LOS ANGELES DODGERS -122