Los Angeles Dodgers vs Philadelphia Phillies Preview
Philadelphia Phillies vs Los Angeles Dodgers Odds
The Los Angeles Dodgers will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Philadelphia Phillies invade Dodger Stadium on Thursday.
Los Angeles hands the ball to starter Zack Greinke in this one and he'll try to improve on his 4-2 mark on the year. Philadelphia counters with Jonathan Pettibone, who will try to quiet the fans and the Dodgers bats at the same time.
Los Angeles was a -175 moneyline favorites 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 7.5.
This game puts the Dodgers, most recently No. 5 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Phillies, who rate a National League No. 15 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Los Angeles' National League No. 13-ranked scoring average of 3.6 runs per game, against a Phillies offense rated No. 12 and scoring 3.7 runs per game in the league. The Dodgers have averaged 8.5 hits per game to date this season, more than the Phillies hitters have managed (8.4 per nine innings).
Defensively, Philadelphia features the National League's No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 4 runs per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the National League at home, scoring 3.5 runs per game.
In their last action, Philadelphia was a 7-5 winner on the road against the Padres. Bettors on Philadelphia at -115 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (12) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Philadelphia needed extra innings to get the job done against the Padres on Wednesday as the Phillies defeated them 7-5 at PETCO Park.
Los Angeles won its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Giants on June 26. Bettors who backed the Dodgers at -189 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Dodgers grabbed a win last time out, defeating Tim Lincecum and the Giants 4-2 on Wednesday at Dodger Stadium.
Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After playing San Francisco are 4-6
After a win are 5-5
A few Phillies at Dodgers trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 7-1 SU in their last 8 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers
Philadelphia is 2-4-1 SU in its last 7 games ,
Philadelphia is 2-5 SU in their last 7 games when playing LA Dodgers
Philadelphia is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games ,on the road
LA Dodgers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers' last 5 games
LA Dodgers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Dodgers' last 7 games at home
Philadelphia at LA Dodgers, Friday, June 28