Dodgers vs. Phillies - 8/9/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Phillies (52-62) at Los Angeles Dodgers (63-49)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
Vincent Velasquez (8-3) (3.33) vs. Kenta Maeda (10-7) (3.22)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -190 / Philadelphia Phillies +180 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia Phillies and Los Angeles Dodgers meet for game two late Tuesday night.
The Philadelphia Phillies look for consistency after splitting their last 14 games. The Phillies have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Philadelphia Phillies offense has been on fire in the second half, and they’ve won six 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. Vince Velasquez gets the nod, and he’s 8-3 with a 3.33 ERA and 114 strikeouts this season. This will be Velasquez’s second career game against the Dodgers.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers look for another win after winning 10 of their last 16 games. The Dodgers have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers offense has been hit or miss recently, and they’ve won nine straight games when scoring more than three runs. Corey Seager leads Los Angeles with 131 hits, Adrian Gonzalez has 54 RBI and Justin Turner has 20 home runs. Kenta Maeda takes the hill, and he’s 10-7 with a 3.22 ERA and 125 strikeouts this season. This will be Maeda’s first career game against the Phillies.
The Phillies are 1-5 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series and 0-4 in Velasquezs last 4 starts. The Dodgers are 11-2 in their last 13 Tuesday games and 4-1 in Maedas last 5 starts. The Phillies are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings.
The Dodgers continue to play their best ball at home and they've won seven of the last 10 tries Maeda has been on the field. The Phillies are playing inspired baseball right now and hitting well, but the Dodgers at home with the better pitcher has to be the play once again.