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Los Angeles Dodgers vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds
The Phillies get a visit from the Los Angeles Dodgers in baseball action on Sunday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.
Philadelphia sends Cole Hamels out against Ricky Nolasco for the Dodgers in this game. Hamels is 5-13 with a 3.65 ERA on the season, while Nolasco is 9-9 on the year and has a 3.62 ERA.
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Phillies as -105 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 8 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Phillies at No. 14 in the National League and the Dodgers at No. 2 in the National League heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Philadelphia's No. 14 ranked National League offense (3.7 runs per game) against a Dodgers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 4 in the National League at 3.7 runs allowed per game. The Phillies have been averaging 8.4 hits per game, less than the Dodgers have managed so far this season (9.1 hits on average).
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.
In their last action, Los Angeles was a 5-0 winner on the road against the Phillies. Bettors on Los Angeles at -215 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Clayton Kershaw silenced the Phillies bats in a 5-0 victory last time out versus Philadelphia at Citizens Bank Park.
Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Miami are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After a win are 9-1
Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
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 19-1 SU in their last 20 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of LA Dodgers' last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 7 games at home
Philadelphia is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games at home
Philadelphia is 1-6 SU in their last 7 games when playing LA Dodgers
LA Dodgers at Miami, Monday, August 19
Philadelphia home to Colorado, Monday, August 19