Dodgers vs. Phillies - 8/10/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Phillies (52-63) at Los Angeles Dodgers (64-49)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 3:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
J Hellickson (9-7) (3.72) vs. S Kazmir (9-5) (4.51)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -180 / Philadelphia Phillies +170 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Dodgers look to sweep the Philadelphia Phillies Wednesday afternoon.
The Philadelphia Phillies look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Phillies have allowed 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five straight games. The Philadelphia Phillies have an ERA of 4.40 and have lost 10 of their last 16 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Odubel Herrera leads Philadelphia with 119 hits, Cesar Hernandez has 27 RBI and Maikel Franco has 20 home runs. Jeremy Hellickson gets the nod, and he’s 9-7 with a 3.72 ERA and 112 strikeouts this season. Hellickson is 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA and 12 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers look to keep rolling after winning five of their last six games. The Dodgers have scored 26 runs in their last three games and eight or more runs in three straight games. The Los Angeles Dodgers offense has caught fire this series, and they’ve won 10 straight games when scoring more than three runs. Corey Seager leads Los Angeles with 133 hits, Adrian Gonzalez has 54 RBI and Justin Turner has 21 home runs. Scott Kazmir takes the hill, and he’s 9-5 with a 4.51 ERA and 126 strikeouts this season. Kazmir is 1-1 with a 7.04 ERA and 21 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.
The Phillies are 4-1 in their last 5 Wednesday games and 4-0 in Hellicksons last 4 starts. The Dodgers are 46-21 in their last 67 during game 3 of a series and 6-2 in Kazmirs last 8 starts. The Phillies are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles.
The Dodgers offense is red hot as of late and the Phillies haven't even competed in this series. Kazmir hasn't been great recently, but not sure that matters with how hot the Dodgers bats are. So, give me LA for the sweep and the RL to increase the value of the bet.