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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 5/31/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Philadelphia Phillies at Los Angeles Dodgers
Date & Time Friday May 31, 2019, 10:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Dodger Stadium
Los Angeles, California
The Line
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies +145 / Los Angeles Dodgers -158 -- Over/Under: 8.5
TV Channel
SNLA, NSPA
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The Philadelphia Phillies and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Friday in MLB action at Dodger Stadium.

The Philadelphia Phillies look for another win after winning eight of their last 12 games. The Phillies have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Philadelphia Phillies have won 14 of their last 15 games when scoring four or more runs. Cesar Hernandez leads the Phillies with 61 hits and 28 RBI while Jean Segura and Rhys Hoskins have combined for 113 hits and 65 RBI. Jake Arrieta gets the ball, and he is 5-4 with a 3.60 ERA and 59 strikeouts this season. Arrieta is 3-3 with a 3.07 ERA and 49 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.

The Los Angeles Dodgers look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Dodgers have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have won 14 straight games when scoring four or more runs. Cody Bellinger leads the Dodgers with 75 hits and 52 RBI while Justin Turner and Max Muncy have combined for 107 hits and 58 RBI. Kenta Maeda gets the ball, and he is 6-2 with a 3.67 ERA and 56 strikeouts this season. Maeda is 3-1 with a 4.55 ERA and 33 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.

The Phillies are 5-0 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series, 4-1 in their last 5 vs. National League West and 3-7 in Arrieta's last 10 starts with 5 days of rest. The Dodgers are 39-14 in their last 53 home games, 40-17 in their last 57 during game 1 of a series and 44-19 in their last 63 Friday games. The Phillies are 3-9 in the last 12 meetings in Los Angeles. The over is 9-1 in Dodgers last 10 overall. The under is 9-4 in Arrieta's last 13 starts overall.

Arrieta has actually been good in his last two starts and his 3.09 ERA is better than his 4.03 ERA is at home. Arrieta is also solid against the Dodgers, allowing a .211 batting average with 27 strikeouts in 101 at bats against current hitters. The problem is you know a stinker is right around the corner with Arrieta, who isn't as consistent as he was a couple of years ago. Maeda has given up nine hits and three runs in his last 17.2 innings, and he's allowing a 1.38 ERA and .146 batting average in 26 innings at home. The Dodgers have also lost just five home games since April 2. I'll lay the reasonable price with the Dodgers at home.

Pick:
Los Angeles Dodgers -158

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