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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 5/30/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Philadelphia Phillies (30-22) at Los Angeles Dodgers (25-29)
Date & Time Wednesday May 30, 2018, 10:10 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -162 / Philadelphia Phillies +152 --- Over/Under: 8
TV Channel
NSPA, SNLA
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MLB | Philadelphia Phillies (30-22) at Los Angeles Dodgers (25-29)
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The Philadelphia Phillies and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Wednesday in MLB action at Dodger Stadium. 

The Philadelphia Phillies look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Phillies have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 13 games. The Philadelphia Phillies have won 10 of their last 13 games when scoring more than three runs. Odubel Herrera leads the Phillies with 62 hits and 32 RBI while Cesar Hernandez and Maikel Franco have combined for 97 hits and 52 RBI. Zach Eflin gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 3.27 ERA and 24 strikeouts this season. Eflin is 0-1 with a 8.10 ERA and four strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.

The Los Angeles Dodgers look to stay hot after winning nine of their last 12 games. The Dodgers have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 13 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 56 hits and 26 RBI while Chris Taylor and Cody Bellinger have combined for 97 hits and 44 RBI. Ross Stripling gets the ball, and he is 2-1 with a 1.74 ERA and 50 strikeouts this season. Stripling is 0-0 with a 6.14 ERA and six strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.

The Phillies are 5-0 in their last 5 Wednesday games, 2-5 in Eflins last 7 road starts and 3-10 in Eflins last 13 starts. The Dodgers are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 3 of a series, 122-61 in their last 183 home games and 50-23 in their last 73 vs. National League East. The Phillies are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles, 6-11 in the last 17 meetings and the over is 3-0-1 in the last 4 meetings.

Both Eflin and Stripling have been solid this season, but I'm not sure that matters much when you consider how well both of these clubs have been swinging the bat as of late. The Philadelphia Phillies consistently put up crooked numbers despite their hit or miss results and the offense has been the driving force to the Dodgers turnaround. Also, Eflin has allowed 12 hits and 10 runs in his last 9.1 innings. I like the over in this spot.

Pick:
Over 8

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