The 2018 online MLB betting continues this evening with the Philadelphia Phillies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers matchup. The Phillies are having a decent start to the season but the opposite is true for the Dodgers. Will the home field advantage be enough to tilt the MLB parlay odds in their direction? Or will MLB bookmakers predict a sour evening for Los Angeles?
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers – Monday, May 28th
Series: Game 1
When: 8:10 pm ET
Where: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California
TV: Local Broadcasts
Stream: MLB TV
Online Baseball Betting Odds:
|Phillies||+1½ (-200)||8 (-120)||+106|
|Dodgers||-1½ (+170)||8 (EV)||-116|
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The Phillies slide into this matchup with a 29-21 record that ranks them 2nd in the NL East. On top of that, it places them ½ a game behind the division leading Atlanta Braves. Things are pretty heated at the top of the NL East with three teams all within a game of one another. Moving forward, Philly will be vying for more consistent results in order to land a spot at the top of the division. Philadelphia is 5-5 in their last 10 games, which is good enough to keep them in the race but not good enough to get them that coveted No. 1 spot. To help beat up on the Dodgers this evening, Philadelphia will be sending Vince Velasquez to the mound. Vince is 4-5 on the year with a 4.18 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP.
Players to Watch: Odubel Herrera (7 HR, 30 RBI, .331 BA), Maikel Franco (8 HR, 31 RBI, .264 BA), and Carlos Santana (9 HR, 32 RBI, .207 BA).
Los Angeles Dodgers
The Dodgers bounce into this Monday night matchup sporting a 24-28 record that ranks them 4th in the NL West. It’s a bit surprising to see Los Angeles struggle so severely in the season, considering they entered this year’s action riding a 5-year postseason appearance streak. However, considering they’re coming off a World Series loss, it’s pretty clear that Los Angeles is experiencing a classic case of the blues. Notwithstanding that melancholy, Los Angeles is 4-1 in their last 5. To help turn the season around, the Dodgers will be sending Brock Stewart to the mound this evening. Stewart will be making his first start of the season this evening and will try to build on his 3.72 ERA and 1.45 WHIP.
Players to Watch: Matt Kemp (6 HR, 25 RBI, .333BA), Yasmani Grandal (8 HR, 28 RBI, .260 BA), and Chris Taylor (7 HR, 19 RBI, .248 BA).
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Predictions
- Philadelphia is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers
- Philadelphia is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers
- The TOTAL has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia’s last 6 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers
- LA Dodgers is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
- The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 7 of LA Dodgers’ last 10 games at home
- LA Dodgers is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games when playing Philadelphia
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Picks
So which team should sportsbook bettors favor in this Philadelphia Phillies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers matchup? All in all, it’s probably safer to stick with the Dodgers this evening. Los Angeles has had good luck recently while the opposite is true for Philadelphia. In addition, Los Angeles will be at home this evening. Sign up now to get in on this MLB betting action!
Score Prediction: 7-5 Los Angeles. The Dodgers get it done in the end. Los Angeles will cover the spread and the TOTAL will be OVER.