Dodgers vs. Phillies Prediction
The Philadelphia Phillies won in dramatic fashion last night as a 3-run walk-off homer in the bottom of the 16th inning ended a marathon game at home versus the Los Angeles Dodgers. Will Los Angeles lick its wounds and rebound to take today's series finale?
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Citizens Bank Park at 12:35PM ET
TV: MLB Network
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Dodgers are a -127 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Phillies are a +117 underdog, while the total is set at 8.5 runs. As of Wednesday morning, 52 percent of public bets are being placed on host Philadelphia. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Plouffe hits walk-off HR in 16th inning
Philadelphia's Trevor Plouffe broke a 4-4 tie in the bottom of the 16th inning Tuesday night as his 3-run home run off position player Enrique Hernandez sent the hosts to a 7-4 victory. It was the first pitching appearance of Hernandez' career. It was the only hit for Plouffe in three at-bats after entering as a reserve. Rhys Hoskins helped pace the Phillies offense by going 2-for-5 with two walks. Odubel Herrera was 1-for-6 with a walk. Carlos Santana finished 2-for-7 with a double and a run. Maikel Franco was 2-for-5 with a double, a run and an RBI. Nick Williams went 2-for-6 with a solo home run and a walk. Jorge Alfaro was 2-for-6 with a home run, a walk, two runs and two RBIs. Vince Velasquez picked up the win as the ninth Philly pitcher, giving up one hit with one strikeout and one walk in one inning of work.
Grandal hits pair of home runs
Los Angeles catcher Yasmani Grandal hit two home runs in Tuesday's loss as he finished 3-for-7 with the two solo jacks. Joc Pederson ended the night 4-for-7 with two doubles, a run and an RBI. Cody Bellinger was 2-for-6 plus a walk. Hernandez took the loss in his MLB pitching debut as he gave up three earned runs on one hit with two walks in one-third of an inning.
MLB Betting Trends
The Dodgers are 20-8 in their last 28 road games. Los Angeles is 40-19 in its last 59 games overall.
The Phillies are 7-2 in their last nine home games. Philadelphia is 4-0 in Arrieta's last four starts.
The 16-inning affair will surely have an impact on today's contest as both bullpens are surely going to be depleted. One pitcher who wasn't used by the Phillies was closer Seranthony Dominguez, who imploded Monday night but should be recharged for this game. That could make all the difference in another close contest. Arrieta is a savvy pitcher and should hold Los Angeles to three runs or less. If he can turn it over to the bullpen in good shape after six or seven innings, I like the hosts' chance for another win.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES +117