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Dodgers vs. Phillies - 8/8/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Philadelphia Phillies (52-61) at Los Angeles Dodgers (62-49)

MLB Baseball: Monday, August 8, 2016 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)

Zach Eflin (3-4) (4.77) vs. () ()

The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -205 / Philadelphia Phillies +190 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds

TV: CSPh/SNLA

The Philadelphia Phillies and Los Angeles Dodgers begin a three-game series Monday night.

The Philadelphia Phillies look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Phillies have scored 18 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Philadelphia Phillies offense has picked up in the second half, and they’ve won seven of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Odubel Herrera leads Philadelphia with 118 hits, Cesar Hernandez has 27 RBI and Maikel Franco has 20 home runs. Zach Eflin gets the nod, and he’s 3-4 with a 4.77 ERA and 31 strikeouts this season. This will be Eflin’s first career game against the Dodgers.

Dodgers vs. Phillies - 8/8/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Los Angeles Dodgers look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Dodgers have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 16 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers offense continues to be hit or miss, and they’ve won eight straight games when scoring more than three runs. Corey Seager leads Los Angeles with 129 hits, Adrian Gonzalez has 53 RBI and Justin Turner has 20 home runs. Julio Urias takes the hill, and he’s 1-2 with a 4.98 ERA and 51 strikeouts this season. This will be Urias’ first career game against the Phillies.

The Phillies are 5-0 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 5-2 in Eflins last 7 starts. The Dodgers are 10-1 in their last 11 vs. National League East and 5-0 in Urias' last 5 starts. The Phillies are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings.

Urias has found his groove as of late and the Dodgers have won his last six starts. So, while the Phillies are hitting the ball well, they'll struggle seeing Urias for the first time. I'll take the Dodgers and the RL to give this wager actual value instead of laying heavy juice.

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Los Angeles Dodgers -1.5

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