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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 5/29/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Philadelphia Phillies (29-22) at Los Angeles Dodgers (25-28)
Date & Time Tuesday May 29, 2018, 10:10 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -148 / Philadelphia Phillies +138 --- Over/Under: 7.5
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MLB | Philadelphia Phillies (29-22) at Los Angeles Dodgers (25-28)
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The Philadelphia Phillies and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Tuesday in MLB action at Dodger Stadium. 

The Philadelphia Phillies could use a feel good victory here after losing five of their last eight games. The Phillies have allowed 11 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Philadelphia Phillies have lost five straight games when allowing more than one run. Offensively, Odubel Herrera leads the Phillies with 61 hits and 30 RBI while Cesar Hernandez and Maikel Franco have combined for 93 hits and 51 RBI. Jake Arrieta gets the ball, and he is 4-2 with a 2.45 ERA and 35 strikeouts this season. Arrieta is 1-3 with a 3.77 ERA and 38 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.

The Los Angeles Dodgers look to keep the ball rolling after winning nine of their last 11 games. The Dodgers have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have won nine of their last 10 games when scoring more than one run. Matt Kemp leads the Dodgers with 54 hits and 26 RBI while Chris Taylor and Cody Bellinger have combined for 96 hits and 44 RBI. Kenta Maeda gets the ball, and he is 4-3 with a 3.38 ERA and 66 strikeouts this season. Maeda is 3-0 with a 3.86 ERA and 24 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.

The Phillies are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. National League West, 10-4 in their last 14 during game 2 of a series and 1-4 in Arrietas last 5 starts. The Dodgers are 5-1 in their last 6 home games, 39-18 in their last 57 Tuesday games and 11-4 in Maedas last 15 home starts. The Phillies are 1-8 in the last 9 meetings in Los Angeles, the Dodgers are 4-0 in Maedas last 4 starts vs. Phillies and the over is 9-2-3 in the last 14 meetings.

Arrieta is looking more like Arrieta, as he's allowed one or less runs in three of his last four starts and is giving up just a .238 batting average this season. Maeda hasn't allowed a run in his last 14.2 innings and has a 2.88 ERA at home this season. The Dodgers are also one of the hotter teams in the league over these last two weeks, while the Phillies are starting to fall apart due to poor pitching. Getting the Dodgers at this price considering how hot they are is hard to pass up. 

Los Angeles Dodgers -148

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