Los Angeles Dodgers at Philadelphia Phillies Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 5/24/2014
Sunday, May 25, 1:35 PM on SNLA, CSPh
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Los Angeles Dodgers - Beckett, J (2-1) vs. Philadelphia Phillies - Burnett, A (3-3)
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Sunday afternoon, Josh Beckett and the Los Angeles Dodgers will take on A.J. Burnett and the Philadelphia Phillies. Beckett will make his 9th start as Burnett makes his 11th in this battle of veteran right-handers.
Josh Beckett improved his record to 2 – 1 with an ERA of 2.89 after getting the win in his last start. In that outing, Beckett allowed 4 runs on 8 hits in 5 innings of work. He walked 2 while striking out 6. He has already picked up more wins than in 2013 when he was 0 – 5 with a 5.19 ERA in 8 starts.
Last season, Beckett didn’t get to face the Phillies but he has experience against most of their hitters. Philadelphia’s Jimmy Rollins has seen Beckett the most with 52 at-bats and a .250 average along with 2 home runs and 8 RBIs.
A.J. Burnett evened his record to 3 – 3 with an ERA of 3.32 after getting a win in his last outing. In that start, Burnett went 5 innings and allowed 3 runs on 3 hits while walking 4 and striking out 5. Burnett is basically posting the same numbers this year that he showed in 2013 en route to a 10 - 11 record and an ERA of 3.30 in 30 starts with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Last season, Burnett lost his only start against the Dodgers despite a solid outing where he allowed just a run on 4 hits in 5.1 innings of work. This season, he pitched to a no decision against the Dodgers after giving up just 2 runs on 6 hits in 6.2 innings of work.
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
Los Angeles Dodgers are 26-19-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Los Angeles Dodgers is 1.3
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
Philadelphia Phillies are 24-16-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Philadelphia Phillies is 1
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Dodgers
05/23/14 SS Hanley Ramirez Rest questionable
05/23/14 CF Matt Kemp Rest questionable
05/21/14 3B Juan Uribe Hamstring 15-day DL (5/20)
03/27/14 P Chad Billingsley Elbow 60-day DL (3/19)
03/27/14 P Onelki Garcia Elbow 60-day DL (3/14)
03/27/14 P Scott Elbert Elbow 60-day DL (2/8)
05/23/14 LF Domonic Brown Rest questionable
05/20/14 P Cliff Lee Elbow 15-day DL (5/20)
05/13/14 2B Freddy Galvis Collarbone out 6-8 weeks
03/28/14 P Miguel Gonzalez Shoulder 60-day DL (3/21)
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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