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Philadelphia Phillies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 7/17/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Los Angeles Dodgers at Philadelphia Phillies
Date & Time Wednesday July 17, 2019, 7:05 PM (EDT)
Location
Citizens Bank Park
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Line
Philadelphia Phillies +135 / Los Angeles Dodgers -145 O/U: 10.5
TV Channel
SNLA, NSPA, ESPN
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The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Philadelphia Phillies will meet up on the MLB diamond Wednesday to continue their series.

In the Monday opener, the Dodgers powered out a 16-2 win. On Tuesday, Philly slammed in three runs in the bottom of the ninth for a 9-8 walk-off win.

For the Wednesday game, the Dodgers will be sending out Kenta Maeda in the start. Over his 101.1 innings and 7-6 record this year, Maeda has a 3.82 ERA with 101 Ks and 32 BBs.

The Dodgers were slapping homers all over the place in the Tuesday game, but couldn’t hold off the Philly surge in the ninth. Muncy, Bellinger, Pollock, Pederson and Beaty all went yard in that game.

Over on the Phillies’ side, they’re going with Nick Pivetta for the starting role Wednesday. In his 66.2 innings and 4-4 mark so far, Pivetta has a 5.80 ERA with 54 Ks and 21 BBs.

Bryce Harper was the big hero for the Phillies in the Tuesday win. He finished with a three-run homer, five RBI and a game-winning double.

The Dodgers are 8-3 in Maeda’s last 11 Wednesday starts and 2-5 in his last seven starts. LA is 2-7 in Maeda’s last nine road starts and 8-3 in his last 11 Wednesday starts.

Meanwhile, the Phillies are 4-1 in their last five in game three of a series and 1-4 in their last five Wednesday games. Philly is 4-1 in Pivetta’s last five home starts and 1-4 in his last five starts.

Maeda has been pretty steady as of late, logging three earned runs or fewer in each of his last five starts. Trouble is, Maeda is 0-4 in his last six outings and hasn’t recorded a victory since May 31.

As for Pivetta, his recent numbers are pretty bloated, as he’s put up a total of 22 earned runs over his last five starts. Yikes.

Needless to say, there’s not a whole lot to like here SP-wise, but LA probably has the edge here on sheer talent.

Pick:
Los Angeles Dodgers -145

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