Online Betting Pick On LA Dodgers vs Philadelphia Phillies

Posted by Alex Murphy on Wednesday,July 8, 2015 3:43, EST in

If you had to pick two teams that were at the complete opposite end of the talent scale this online betting season, the LA Dodgers and the Philadelphia Phillies would not be a bad choice. The Dodgers are big spenders who are winning their division, while the Phillies are dumping players and salary as they sink deeper and deeper into the cellar. The David and Goliath match-up between these is currently in full swing, with the final game of the 4 set for Thursday night.

A Closer Look at the Online Betting Pick On LA Dodgers vs Philadelphia Phillies & TV Info

Time: Thursday, 10:10 p.m. ET
Venue: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles
National TV: none
Opening line: Dodgers -355, Phillies +310 (7)

The Dodgers (47-38) have not really been playing their best ball of the season of late, but are still in a comfortable lead atop the NL West, mostly because the other teams in the division are doing little to pressure them. The Dodgers have been playing .500 ball for a little while now, but on the bright side of things, they have started to become a lot more consistent on the road. Up until recently, it was their home record that had helped them land on top, but they are getting ever closer to hitting the .500 mark away from Dodger Stadium. The most consistent performer for the Dodgers through the first half of the season has been Zack Greinke (7-2, 1.48 ERA), and it is he who will be on the mound for the Thursday game. Greinke has been lights out all season long, and has a scoreless streak that has now extended to 27 2/3 innings.

The general consensus coming into this series was that the Phillies (29-57) would get swept away without any real effort on the part of the Dodgers. They lost the first game, as expected, but bounced back nicely to take the second game on Tuesday night. It really is all rather meaningless, as winning the next two versus the Dodgers would do nothing to erase the shambles that this team has been all season long. They are like watching the Keystone Cops play baseball, although they do deliver some real entertainment of the blooper reel variety. It really is only a matter of time before the hammer drops and this lot, management included, is taken out and replaced wholesale. Severino Gonzalez (3-2, 8.28 ERA) has the unenviable task of being the pitcher who has to try and match Zack Greinke.

Key Online Betting Trends

Philadelphia is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Philadelphia’s last 18 games
Philadelphia is 4-16 SU in its last 20 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Philadelphia’s last 9 games on the road
Philadelphia is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Dodgers’s last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Dodgers’s last 6 games at home
LA Dodgers is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Dodgers’s last 5 games when playing at home against Philadelphia

Consider This Before Placing Your Bets

There is not hotter pitcher in baseball right now than Greinke, and I don’t see the Phillies as the team to bring that run to a halt. I see an easy win for the Dodgers in this one.