Phillies vs. Dodgers Odds & Pick

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Philadelphia Phillies vs Los Angeles Dodgers

Date: Thursday, May 12th, 10:10 ET

Location: Dodger Stadium


Money Line: Phillies 117 / Dodgers -140 (Bovada – This is the bookie for you if you like live betting!)

Total Line: 8.0


Philadelphia: Zack Wheeler (1-3, 4.1)
Los Angeles: Tyler Anderson (3-0, 2.78)

Phillies Projected Lineup

Jean Segura 2B
Johan Camargo SS
J.T. Realmuto C
Kyle Schwarber LF
Nick Castellanos RF
Alec Bohm 3B
Matt Vierling CF
Bryce Harper RF
Rhys Hoskins 1B

Dodgers Projected Lineup

Cody Bellinger CF
Chris Taylor CF
Justin Turner 3B
Will Smith C
Mookie Betts RF
Gavin Lux LF
Trea Turner SS
Max Muncy 1B
Freddie Freeman 1B
Tyler Anderson P


Philadelphia Phillies: 13-17-0 SU / OU 15-14-2 / Run Line W/L 14-17-0
Los Angeles Dodgers: 20-8-0 SU / OU 10-17-2 / Run Line W/L 20-9-0

The Los Angeles Dodgers host the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday, May 12th at Dodger Stadium. The first pitch in this matchup is scheduled for 10:10 ET. The MLB Odds Board places Los Angeles as the favorite (-140), with an OU line set at 8.0.

Recent Form

Philadelphia looks to keep things rolling after taking down the Mariners by the score of 4-2. Overall, the team’s pitching staff limited the Seatle to 2 runs on 8 hits. The Phillies lineup had a good night at the plate, coming up 7 hits, leading to 4 runs. Philadelphia picked up the win, despite getting 125.0 on the moneyline. Together, Phillies and the Mariners stayed below the OU line set at 7.5 runs. Philadelphia games have still surpassed the over-under line more than half of the time, at (15-14-2).

The Phillies come into this game with a 3-2 record of their last 5 contests. During this time, they have an average scoring differential 6. Philadelphia’s offense heads into action averaging 4.2 runs per game in their last 5 contests. Similar to their season average of 4.48. Philadelphia’s overall series record is just 3-7-0.

Los Angeles is coming off a 2 loss to the Pirates 5-3. On their way to giving up 5 runs, the Dodgers staff allowed 8 hits. At the plate, the Dodgers only came through for 3 runs on 5 hits. Leading into the game, Los Angeles was the betting favorite at -200.0. So far, the team has won 69.0% of the games in which they were favored. Combined, the Dodgers and the Pirates’s run total fell below the OU line of 8.5 runs. Now, Los Angeles had an over-under record of 10-17-2.

Across their last 5 contests, the Dodgers are above .500, going 3-2. Their recent success is backed by an average scoring margin of 14 (last 5). Los Angeles has benefited from strong pitching, as their offense has slipped in their last 5 games, averaging just 5.6 runs per game. Their overall average sits at 5.14. On the season, Los Angeles has won more than half of their series, going 7-3-0.

Pitching Matchup

Zack Wheeler gets the start for the Phillies, with an overall record of 1-3. So far, Wheeler has put together an ERA of 4.1. In his appearances leading up to today, he has lasted an average of 5.22 innings. Opposing teams have hit the ball well against the right-hander, with a batting average of 0.242. Opposing batters are hitting for power at a below average rate against Wheeler, as he is allowing just 0.34 per 9 innings. Overall, he is averaging 5.0 strikeouts per game, on a K rate of 23.0%. Throughout the season, Wheeler has avoided walking batters, allowing just 3.08 per contest.

The Los Angeles Dodgers will send Tyler Anderson to the mound with an overall record of 3-0. Currently, Anderson has a strong ERA of just 2.78, while pitching an average of 4.44 innings per outing. So far, batters are hitting just 0.205 against him. Anderson is giving up home runs a rate similar to the league average, allowing 0.81 per 9 innings. Overall, he is averaging 4.4 strikeouts per game, on a K rate of 24.0%. Throughout the season, Anderson has avoided walking batters, allowing just 1.99 per contest.

Philadelphia vs Los Angeles History

Today’s game between Philadelphia Phillies and Los Angeles Dodgers is their matchup of the year. Last year, Los Angeles won the season series 4-2. The average scoring margin in these games was 3.0 with an over under record of 0-5. Between the games, the average run total was 5.33 runs per game.

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Betting Trends

  • LA Dodgers is 17-1 SU in its last 18 games when playing Pittsburgh
  • LA Dodgers is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh’s last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Pittsburgh’s last 10 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers

Philadelphia Phillies at Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction

Today’s matchup between the Phillies and Dodgers features two outstanding starting pitchers in Zack Wheeler and Tyler Anderson. Even though Wheeler has the higher ERA and just a 1-3 record his advanced statistics are right in line with Anderson, who is 3-0. As far as odds, being able to grab the Dodgers at -140, with Tyler Anderson on the mound is about as get as you’re going to get. I recommend taking Los Angeles on the moneyline.

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