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Philadelphia Phillies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 8/18/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Los Angeles Dodgers (67-52) at Philadelphia Phillies (56-65)

MLB Baseball: Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 7:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)

Ross Stripling (3-4) (4.07) vs. Jerad Eickhoff (8-12) (3.82)

The Line: Philadelphia Phillies +140 / Los Angeles Dodgers -150 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds


The Los Angeles Dodgers look to extend their NL West lead with a win at the Philadelphia Phillies.

The Los Angeles Dodgers have finally overtaken the Giants in the West  and now the trick is staying there. The Dodgers picked up another game on San Francisco after defeating the Phillies 7-2 Wednesday with starter Scott Kazmir upping his record to 10-6 with both runs plated on eight hits over five frames. The LAD posted eleven hits and five walks with Justin Turner going deep, driving in two and scoring twice while Adrian Gonzalez clubbed two bombs while recording five RBI’s. Ross Stripling draws Thursday’s start at Philadelphia who he sees for the first time in his career. Stripling comes off of a 5-1 loss to visiting Pittsburgh with all five runs scoring on six hits over seven innings.

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 8/18/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction


The Philadelphia Phillies are making a last ditch attempt to reach .500 as he season begins to get shorter. The Phillies took another step in the wrong direction with back to back defeats as nothing went right. Phils starter Jake Thompson was charged with five runs on five hits and four BB through five innings to fall to 1-2. Philadelphia managed eleven hits and three walks but still struggled to score with Tommy Joseph going deep while Fredddy Galvis drove in Maikel Franco. The Phillies have scheduled Jered Eichoff to oppose the Dodgers for the first time in his career on Thursday. Eickhoff comes off a 6-3 win versus Colorado with all three runs scoring on ten hits in 5.2 frames. 

The over is 7-1 in the Dodgers last 8 overall and  is 7-1 in their last 8 on grass while going 8-3 in their last 11 road games. The over is 17-5 in Philadelphia’s last 22 overall and  is 17-5 in their last 22 on grass while the under is 14-6 in Eickhoff’s last 20 starts overall. The Phillies can’t score to save their lives sometimes and I’m not betting them…

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