The Los Angeles Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies meet Friday in MLB action at Citizens Bank Park. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Preview
The Los Angeles Dodgers have scored 20 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 9 of their last 11 games. The Dodgers have won 7 of their last 11 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Freddie Freeman leads the Dodgers with 84 hits and 41 RBI, while Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez have combined for 110 hits and 80 RBI. Michael Grove gets the ball, and he is 0-2 with a 8.14 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season. This will be Grove’s second career game against the Phillies.
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Preview
The Philadelphia Phillies have scored 12 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 10 games. The Phillies have won 6 of their last 9 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Nick Castellanos leads the Phillies with 76 hits and 35 RBI, while Bryson Stott and Trea Turner have combined for 130 hits and 40 RBI. Ranger Suarez gets the ball, and he is 1-2 with a 5.47 ERA and 20 strikeouts this season. Suarez is 3-2 with a 4.08 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
The Dodgers are 1-5 in their last 6 road games and 0-4 in their last 4 overall. The Phillies are 36-17 in their last 53 home games and 4-0 in their last 4 overall. The over is 16-5 in Dodgers last 21 overall. The over is 4-1-2 in Phillies last 7 during game 1 of a series. The Dodgers are 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.
We have two capable offenses and two pitchers that haven't been good in small sample sizes. Michael Grove has a 8.14 ERA and 1.52 WHIP, while Ranger Suarez has a 5.47 ERA and 1.54 WHIP. Again, both pitchers have thrown less than 30 innings, but this doesn't bode well with the talent of both lineups. I expect some fireworks. Give me the over in this spot.