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Philadelphia sends Cliff Lee vs Zack Greinke in Phillies vs Dodgers game

Los Angeles DodgersPhiladelphia Phillies
Aug 16, 7:05 PM | GrassCitizens Bank Park

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds

70-50TEAM RECORD53-67

Citizens Bank Park hosts an MLB battle between the Philadelphia Phillies and the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday.

The Phillies will rely on Cliff Lee to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Zack Greinke will be his counterpart for the Dodgers. Cliff Lee is 10-5 this season, and Zack Greinke is 10-3.

View LA Dodgers vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Dodgers were listed as -105 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 7.5 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Phillies, most recently No. 14 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Dodgers, who rate a National League No. 2 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Philadelphia's No. 12 ranked National League offense (3.8 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 8.5 hits per game, less than the Dodgers have managed so far this season (9.1 hits on average).

Philadelphia owns the National League's No. 15 defense, allowing 4.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Los Angeles' National League No. 4-rated defense.

Los Angeles won its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Mets on August 14. Bettors who backed the Dodgers at -175 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Los Angeles won a close affair on Wednesday in their last outing, defeating New York 5-4 in extra innings at Dodger Stadium.

In their last action, Philadelphia was a 6-3 loser on the road against the Braves. Bettors on Atlanta at -188 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Philadelphia didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 6-3 to Atlanta on Wednesday at Turner Field.

Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 1-9
Before playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After playing NY Mets are 8-2
After a win are 9-1

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing LA Dodgers are 5-5
After playing Atlanta 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 17-1 SU in their last 18 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Dodgers' last 7 games on the road
LA Dodgers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing LA Dodgers
Philadelphia is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games at home
Philadelphia is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing LA Dodgers
Philadelphia is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
LA Dodgers at Philadelphia, Saturday, August 17

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