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Kyle Kendrick Phillies at Home vs Los Angeles in MLB Clash

Los Angeles DodgersPhiladelphia Phillies
Aug 17, 7:05 PM | GrassCitizens Bank Park

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds

71-50TEAM RECORD53-68

MLB wagering interest swings to the Philadelphia vs Los Angeles battle on Saturday at Citizens Bank Park as the Phillies try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Clayton Kershaw, with a record of 11-7 on the season, gets the ball for the Dodgers, while the Phillies trot Kyle Kendrick to the mound in this one. He is 10-9 so far in 2013.

View LA Dodgers vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Philadelphia was a +175 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at Sportsbook.ag settle on an opening over under number of 6.5.

Power Rankings:
The Phillies sit at No. 14 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Dodgers sit at a National League No. 2 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Philadelphia's No. 14-rated National League offense, averaging 3.8 runs per game, against a Dodgers defense that ranks No. 4 in the National League at 3.7 in runs allowed per game. The Phillies have averaged 8.4 hits per game so far, less than Dodgers batters have averaged on the year (9.1 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Philadelphia has the National League's No. 15-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Dodgers own the National League's No. 4 mark in runs allowed.

Los Angeles won its last outing, a 4-0 result against the Phillies on August 16. Bettors who backed the Dodgers at -107 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Zack Greinke chucked 7 1/3 shutout innings at the Phillies in their last game, striking out 3 in a 4-0 win against Philadelphia in baseball action at Citizens Bank Park.

Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After a win are 9-1

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing LA Dodgers are 5-5
After playing LA Dodgers are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few Dodgers at Phillies trends to consider:
LA Dodgers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
LA Dodgers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
LA Dodgers are 18-1 SU in their last 19 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of LA Dodgers' last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing LA Dodgers
Philadelphia is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
LA Dodgers at Philadelphia, Sunday, August 18