Dodgers at Phillies - 8/4/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Dodgers (60-45) at Philadelphia Phillies (41-65)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)
A Wood (7-6) (3.54) vs. J Williams (3-8) (6.36)
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies +170 / Los Angeles Dodgers -180 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: SNLA, CSPh
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies begin a three-game series Tuesday.
The Los Angeles Dodgers look to remain hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Dodgers have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Dodgers have won four straight games when scoring more than three runs. Howie Kendrick leads Los Angeles with 113 hits and 45 RBI while Adrian Gonzalez and Jimmy Rollins have combined for 94 RBI. The Los Angeles Dodgers have split their last 10 road games. Alex Wood gets the ball, and he’s 7-6 with a 3.54 ERA and 90 strikeouts this season. Wood is 3-2 with a 3.07 ERA and 34 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.
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The Philadelphia Phillies look to keep rolling after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Phillies have scored 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Phillies have won 10 straight games when scoring more than three runs. Freddy Galvis leads Philly with 99 hits and 29 RBI while Ryan Howard and Cesar Hernandez have combined for 84 RBI. The Philadelphia Phillies have won six of their last eight home games. Jerome Williams takes the hill, and he’s 3-8 with a 6.36 ERA and 46 strikeouts this season. Williams is 2-3 with a 4.97 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
The Dodgers are 2-5 in their last 7 games following an off day and 5-1 in their last 6 games following a win. The Phillies are 5-0 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 1-7 in Williams' last 8 starts. The Dodgers are 8-2 in the last 10 meetings in Philadelphia and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings overall.
Even with the Dodgers being the better team and Wood making his first start as a Dodger, are we really going to turn down this price with the hottest team of the second half? I mean, it's paid off in a big way the last two weeks. Why stop now? If I'm picking this game, I'm going where the value is and that's with the red hot Phillies. Wait, did I just say that?