Los Angeles Dodgers vs Philadelphia Phillies: prediction for the MLB game
Los Angeles Dodgers
The Los Angeles Dodgerswelcome the Phillies to the Dodgers Stadium for a three-game series. Earlier this week, Dave Roberts' team lost two of the three games against the Pittsburgh Pirates (1:5 and 3:5). Despite that, the team remains the leader of the National League. Currently, the Dodgers are at 0.690, and they have a couple of games in hand over their direct competitors. Today Dave Roberts will start Tyler Anderson on the mound.
The Philadelphia Phillies haven't been as impressive as their hosts in this season. This week Joe Girardi's men have strengthened their standings and rose to the 10th line in the National League standings.The Phillies don't usually do well on road trips, and they rarely win in Los Angeles. Nevertheless, they will strive to get above 0.500. Zack Wheeler will pitch for the Phillies in the first game.
The Dodgers won the first inning in 3 of the last 5 home games.
In the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles, the clubs scored under 8.5 runs.
The Dodgers will be looking for redemption after losing to the Pirates. The LA team is on top form and extremely dangerous at home. We doubt that the Phillies can put up a good fight and withhold the onslaught of their hosts. The Dodgers are a better team on paper and should get a confident victory in the upcoming game.
Our prediction - handicap (-1) to Los Angeles Dodgers