Phillies vs. Dodgers Prediction
The Los Angeles Dodgers continued their strong play of late by rallying from a four-run deficit at home Monday night in a series opener versus the Philadelphia Phillies. Can Los Angeles continue its surge when the series resumes tonight?
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Dodger Stadium at 10:10PM ET
TV: SportsNet LA (LAD)
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Puhlic Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Dodgers are listed as a -175 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Phillies are a +175 underdog, while the total sits at 7 runs. As of Tuesday afternoon, 65 percent of public bets are pouring in on visiting Philadelphia. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for up-to-date info.
Dodgers rally back to win
Los Angeles didn't even register a hit through the first five innings off Phillies starter Vince Velasquez, but it got to him and the bullpen in the ensuing innings to win 5-4 after falling behind 4-0 in the second inning. Yasiel Puig was 2-for-3 and scored two runs to help lead the rally. Joc Pederson was 1-for-3 with a double, an RBI and a run scored. Max Muncy, Justin Turner and Yasmani Grandal each registered an RBI single. Yimi Garcia picked up the win in relief, while Kenley Jansen recorded his 12th save.
Hernandez hits home run in loss
Philadelphia took an early 1-0 lead with a run in the top of the first, while in the second leadoff hitter Cesar Hernandez socked a 3-run homer to push the advantage to 4-0. Velasquez was cruising through five innings, but faltered in the sixth as LA touched him up for a couple runs. He ended up allowing two runs in the sixth inning before departing after throwing 5 2/3 innings. Adam Morgan eventually took the loss in relief. Carlos Santana was 2-for-3 with a walk, while Jorge Alfaro went 2-for-4 and scored a run.
MLB Betting Trends
The under is 7-1 in the last seven Phillies games on Tuesday. The over is 6-2-1 in the last nine Arrieta starts overall.
The Dodgers are 11-5 in the last 16 meetings. Los Angeles is 39-18 in its last 57 Tuesday games.
Arrieta's stuff isn't as filthy as it once was with his strikeout rate down consideraby, but he is still finiding a way to get outs. Maeda has been dominant at times this season, but he has the tendency to have a very rough outing every once in a while. As long as the Phillies batters stay patient, they should have a good day at the plate or at least good enough to get a victory. You have to take some chances in betting and I feel like the Dodgers are favored a little too heavily.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: LOS ANGELES DODGERS -185