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2021 MLB Handicapping
(68-45) Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Philadelphia Phillies (59-54)
Date: Thursday, August 12th, 2021
Time: 1:05 PM ET
Venue: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA
Projected Pitchers: TBA (LAD) vs. Ranger Suarez (PHI)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Dodgers -185 Phillies +140
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Dodgers -1.5, Phillies +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 9.5
The Dodgers will be in Philadelphia to take on the Phillies for game 3 Thursday at 1:05 ET. Game 2 is Wednesday at 7:05 ET.
There has not been a starter named for the Dodgers yet and Ranger Suarez gets the ball for the Phillies.
Los Angeles won the first game of the series 5-0.
Los Angeles Dodgers
The Dodgers have had a good season and they have been playing well as of late. The team has won 4 of their last 5 games.
They are still in 2nd place of the National League West with a record of 68-45. The Giants lead them by 4 games.
Los Angeles won 2 out of 3 games against the Angels before this series. In those games, the Dodgers scored 16 runs and allowed 9 runs.
Max Scherzer went 3.1 innings and did not allow an earned run on Wednesday. After he departed, a total of 6 relievers were used.
As I am writing this, there has not been a starter named for the Thursday game.
The pitching has been very good for this squad. Not just anybody shuts down the Phillies entirely. They hold an ERA of 3.14 which is the best in baseball.
This team has been good on offense as well. They are scoring 5.20 runs per game which is the 2nd best in the majors.
Los Angeles has hit 156 home runs which is 5th best overall.
The Phillies have been playing very well, despite the loss on Tuesday. That was their first defeat in what seemed like forever.
They are 1st in the National League East with a record of 59-44. They lead the Braves by only 1 game.
Philadelphia swept a 3 game set with the Mets before this series. In those games, the Phillies scored 12 runs and allowed 5 runs.
Aaron Nola went 4 innings and struck out 7 batters on Thursday. The bullpen was not able to keep the Dodgers in check after he left the game.
Ranger Suarez has not been in the rotation for all that long. His overall record is 4-3 with a 1.17 ERA. He only went 2 innings in his last start where he went against the Mets.
The bullpen has been a major struggle for this team so far. It is a big reason why the team ERA is close to 4.5.
The offense has been good for the most part this year. They are scoring 4.58 runs per game which is 13th best in baseball.
Philadelphia has hit 136 home runs which is 18th best in baseball.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Dodgers are 4-1 in their last 5 games overall.
- Dodgers are 4-1 in their last 5 games on grass.
- Dodgers are 4-1 in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Dodgers are 37-15 in their last 52 Thursday games.
- Phillies are 8-17 in their last 25 games vs. the National League West.
- Phillies are 2-9 in their last 11 Thursday games.
- Phillies are 1-5 in their last 6 home games with the total set at 9.5.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Philadelphia Phillies MLB Prediction:
I look for the Dodgers to keep rolling. I know the Phillies have also been playing well, but I just have a hard time betting against the Dodgers here.
Los Angeles is the better team and I feel they will take care of business against Philadelphia. I feel that offense will be too much for Philly to handle.
Ranger Suarez has not been going long in his starts. After he leaves, I do not feel confident that the Phillies bullpen can hold down that LA offense.
I will play the Dodgers on the moneyline.
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