Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 7/9/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Phillies (29-58) at Los Angeles Dodgers (48-38)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
K Correia (0-3) (6.56) vs. Z Greinke (7-2) (1.48)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -355 / Philadelphia Phillies +310 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-Philadelphia, SportsNet LA
The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Philadelphia Phillies face off on Thursday at Dodger Stadium as they close out their MLB series.
The Los Angeles Dodgers were huge favorites on Wednesday but they came through and beat the Phillies. Jimmy Rollins and A.J. Ellis each hit home runs and Scott Van Slyke had two hits as the Dodgers scored five runs on nine hits. Starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw allowed eight hits and struck out 13 for the complete game shutout win to raise his record to 6-6 for the season. For Thursday’s game the Dodgers start Zack Greinke who has allowed 83 hits and 19 earned runs while striking out 98 over 115.1 innings for a 7-2 record and a 1.48 ERA.
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The Philadelphia Phillies were able to get hits on Wednesday but they were unable to convert them into runs as they lost to the Dodgers. Freddy Galvis and Domonic Brown each had two hits and Darin Ruf added a hit as the Phillies failed to score on eight hits. Starting pitcher Adam Morgan allowed six hits and five runs while striking out just one and last 4.0 innings to take the loss and fall to 1-2 for the season. For Thursday’s game the Phillies start Severino Gonzalez who has allowed 39 hits and 23 earned runs while striking out 25 over 25 innings for a 3-2 record and a 8.28 ERA.
Los Angeles is 10-3 in game four of a series, 45-20 as a home favorite, and 31-10 in Greinke’s last 41 home starts. Philadelphia is 21-47 in their last 68 games, 14-42 in their last 56 road games, and 2-9 against the NL West.
Greinke has been amazing of late not giving up as much as a run in his last four starts and I look for him to get it done here but this is too big of a price for me and I will look for the value elsewhere.