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2021 MLB Handicapping
(32-33) Philadelphia Phillies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (41-26)
Date: Wednesday, June 16th, 2021
Time: 10:10 pm
Venue: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California
Projected Pitchers: Zack Wheeler (PHI) vs Clayton Kershaw (LA)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Phillies +135 | Dodgers -145
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Dodgers -1.5 (-115)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U 7.5
The Philadelphia Phillies head out west for an interdivisional matchup with the Los Angeles Dodgers in the opener of their three-game series from Dodger Stadium.
These two teams haven’t met since 2019 due to the COVID-scheduling from last season, but that year the Dodgers took 5 of 7 matchups between the two teams.
The Phillies will look to keep their momentum rolling and close the gap on the New York Mets atop the AL East. The Dodgers will need to continue to keep winning in order to tighten the Giants lead in the NL West and fend off the 3rd place Padres.
The Dodgers won 3-1 on Monday night despite only managing 3 hits and 4 baserunners.
Mookie Betts hit a go-ahead home run in the seventh inning to lead Los Angeles to a 5-3 victory in front of a sellout crowd of 52,078 at Dodger Stadium Tuesday night.
The Phillies impressed many in baseball over the weekend with a strong series win against the Yankees and have put together a nice little run of games in their own right as they head out west.
They haven’t been able to close the gap on the Mets a ton over the last week, but the wins have at least allowed them to keep pace with the NL East leaders.
The Phillies are average across most offensive categories, but their consistency as of late has really been the key to their good run.
Philadelphia will start right-hander Zack Wheeler for the series finale. Wheeler is 4-3 with a 2.29 ERA and a league 9th best .90 WHIP.
Los Angeles Dodgers
The Dodgers might still be in 2nd place in the NL West and have the 5th-best record in baseball, but for how deep their pitching and lineup is, it seems that they’ve underwhelmed thus far.
With a lot of season left, many are expecting the Dodgers to go on a run at some point, but they’ll need to find more consistency on a nightly basis.
A key problem for the Dodgers have been their health, as Corey Seager, Edwin Rios, and Max Muncy are all out for the foreseeable future and Cody Bellinger has missed a lengthy amount of time but is expected back in the series opener.
Los Angeles will start left-hander Clayton Kershaw. Kershaw is 8-5 with a 3.39 ERA in 14 starts.
MLB betting trends
- Phillies are 32-33 overall
- Phillies are 11-21 on the road
- Dodgers are 41-26 overall
- Dodgers are 23-11 at home
Free Philadelphia Phillies vs Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Prediction:
The Phillies are coming off an exciting series against the Yankees and traveling across the country is bound to give them a letdown in a matchup against a very solid Dodgers lineup.
Justin Turner is on a tear right now and with Bellinger likely back in the fold too, it gives the lineup a great lefty and righty balance that is difficult for opponents to deal with.
Expect Kershaw to continue his excellent season and the Dodgers to complete the sweep in front of another sold out crowd.
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