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Philadelphia Phillies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 7/18/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Los Angeles Dodgers at Philadelphia Phillies
Date & Time Thursday July 18, 2019, 12:35 PM (EDT)
Citizens Bank Park
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Line
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -120 / Philadelphia Phillies +100 -- Over/Under: 9
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The Los Angeles Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies meet Thursday in MLB action at Citizens Bank Park.

The Los Angeles Dodgers look for a win after winning four of their last five games. The Dodgers have scored 31 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in their last five games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have won nine of their last 11 games when scoring four or more runs. Cody Bellinger leads the Dodgers with 115 hits and 77 RBI while Justin Turner and Alex Verdugo have combined for 181 hits and 80 RBI. Ross Stripling gets the ball, and he is 4-3 with a 3.65 ERA and 69 strikeouts this season. Stripling is 1-0 with a 4.95 ERA and 22 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.

The Philadelphia Phillies could use a win after losing four of their last six games. The Phillies have scored 13 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in four of their last six games. The Philadelphia Phillies have lost their last five games when scoring three or less runs. Cesar Hernandez leads the Phillies with 99 hits and 41 RBI while Jean Segura and Bryce Harper have combined for 184 hits and 108 RBI. Aaron Nola gets the ball, and he is 8-2 with a 3.63 ERA and 133 strikeouts this season. Nola is 2-0 with a 2.84 ERA and 20 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.

The Dodgers are 6-1 in their last 7 during game 4 of a series, 4-0 in Stripling's last 4 road starts and 6-1 in Stripling's last 7 starts. The Phillies are 2-6 in their last 8 Thursday games, 10-4 in Nola's last 14 starts and 26-11 in Nola's last 37 home starts. The Dodgers are 3-7 in the last 10 meetings in Philadelphia and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The under is 3-1-1 in Nola's last 5 starts overall. The under is 6-1-1 in Stripling's last 8 starts overall.

Stripling has been a little shaky this month, allowing 17 hits and nine runs in his last 14 innings, and he's allowed at least one homer in four of his last five games. Nola has allowed 12 hits and two earned runs in his last 20.2 innings, and he has a 2.74 ERA and .232 allowed batting average at home this season. I also like to favor home teams on a quick turnaround, as it's a lot easier to come to the ballpark on less than 12 hours rest when you get to sleep in your own bed. I'll side with the Philadelphia Phillies and the even money behind their ace. 

Philadelphia Phillies +100

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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