Dodgers vs. Phillies Prediction
The Los Angeles Dodgers rolled past the host Philadelphia Phillies last night as they lead the NL West by a whopping 14 games. Can LA continue its stellar play with another win today on getaway day?
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Citizens Bank Park at 12:35PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Dodgers are a -109 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Phillies are a -101 underdog, while the total is set at 9.5 runs. As of Thursday morning, 54 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting LA. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for up-to-date info.
Dodgers roll past Phils
Los Angeles cruised to a 7-2 victory Thursday night at Philadelphia to improve to 64-34 overall and 27-22 on the road. Justin Turner helped lead the Dodgers offensively as he finished 2-for-2 with a home run and two RBIs. David Freese ended the game 1-for-4 with a home run, a walk and two RBIs. Max Muncy finished 1-for-2 with three walks and two runs scored. Pedro Baez picked up the win in relief as he struck out two in 1 2/3 perfect innings. Ross Stripling gets the start tonight as he comes in with a 4-3 record, 3.65 ERA and 1.23 WHIP with 69 strikeouts over 66 2/3 innings.
Phillies held to two hits
Philadelphia was slowed down again Wednesday night in a 7-2 home defeat versus Los Angeles. Scott Kingery led the Phillies offense as he went 1-for-2 with two walks and a run scored. Adam Haseley went 1-for-4 with an RBI. Brad Miller finished 0-for-3 with a walk plus an RBI. Juan Nicasio suffered the loss in relief as he allowed two earned runs on two hits with one strikeout one walk over one innings. Aaron Nola gets the start tonight for Philadelphia as he comes in with an 8-3 record, 3.63 ERA and 1.31 WHIP with 133 strikeouts over 116 2/3 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Dodgers are 4-1 in their last five road games. Los Angeles is 4-0 in the last five Stripling road starts.
The Phillies are 6-1 in the last seven Nola starts. Philadelphia is 8-1 in the last nine Nola starts versus the NL West.
Stripling has been up-and-down since joining the LA rotation, while Nola has been on a nice roll the last couple weeks. The Dodgers will present a hell of a test, but Nola usually rises to the occasion and it's always a getaway game for Los Angeles. Taking a shot on the Phillies here to salvage the series split.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES -101