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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 7/6/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Philadelphia Phillies (28-56) at Los Angeles Dodgers (46-37)

MLB Baseball: Monday, July 6, 2015 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)

S O'Sullivan (1-6) (5.76) vs. E Surkamp (0-0) (0.00)

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

TV: CSN-Philaelphia, SportsNet LA

The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Philadelphia Phillies face off on Monday at Dodger Stadium in game one of their MLB series.

The Los Angeles Dodgers lost two of their three games with the Mets this past weekend but they continue to lead the National League West. The Dodgers are 28-14 at home, 7-3 in their last 10 games, and they are 10 games over .500. As a team the Dodgers are hitting .254 with Justin Turner hitting .312, Howie Kendrick hitting .292, and Adrian Gonzalez hitting .291. The Dodgers pitching staff has an ERA of 3.25 with the starters at 3.17 and the bullpen at 3.41. For game one against the Phillies the Dodgers are set to start Carlos Frias but he has been placed on the 15-day DL with back soreness and the starter will be Eric Surkamp who has acquired from the White Sox on May 22 and has a 4-2 record with a 4.50 ERA but he is 4-0 in hos last four decisions with a 2.89 ERA.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 7/6/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction


The Philadelphia Phillies have the worst record in baseball losing two-thirds of all of their games thus far. The Phillies are 2-8 in their last 10 games, 10-31 on the road, and they are 18.5 games back in the NL East. As a team the Phillies are hitting .246 with Ben Revere hitting .291, Freddy Galvis hitting .277, and Odubel Herrera hitting .264. The Phillies pitching staff has an ERA 4.67 with the starters at 5.32 and the bullpen at 3.55. For game one at LA the Phillies start Sean O’Sullivan who has allowed 86 hits and 42 earned runs while striking out 32 over 65.2 innings for a 1-6 record and a 5.76 ERA.

Los Angeles is 39-18 in their last 57 home games, 17-9 against the NL East, and 1-5 in their last six games one of a series. Philadelphia is 19-45 in their last 64 games, 1-6 against the NL West, and 1-4 in O’Sullivan’s last five road starts. Philadelphia is 11-5 in their last 16 games in Los Angeles.

I know Surkamp can be hit but O'Sullivan gets crushed too often and I look for the Dodgers to win a high scoring game.

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