Philadelphia Phillies at Los Angeles Dodgers 5/31/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, May 31, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Aaron Nola vs. Clayton Kershaw
The Philadelphia Phillies head to Dodger Stadium on Thursday, May 31, 2018 to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers. The expected starting pitchers are Aaron Nola for the Phillies and Clayton Kershaw for the Dodgers.
The odds for this matchup have Philadelphia at +199 and Los Angeles at -215. The Phillies have a 23-25-4 over/under mark and a 27-25-0 run line record. The Dodgers are 27-28-0 against the run line and have a 26-26-3 over/under record.
Valuable Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 23-25-4 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 27-25-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 26-26-3 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 27-28-0 against the run line
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
05/29/18 LF Rhys Hoskins Facial is "?" Wednesday vs Los Angeles Dodgers
05/08/18 P Adam Morgan Back 10-day DL (05/08)
04/29/18 SS J.P. Crawford Forearm 10-day DL (04/29)
04/27/18 P Ben Lively Back 10-day DL (04/27)
03/30/18 P Pat Neshek Shoulder 10-day DL (03/30)
03/26/18 P Jerad Eickhoff Back 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
05/29/18 P Kenta Maeda Hip left last game, is "?" for next scheduled start
05/21/18 P Rich Hill Blister 10-day DL (05/20)
05/03/18 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Groin 10-day DL (05/03)
05/01/18 SS Corey Seager Elbow is out for season
03/30/18 P Julio Urias Shoulder 60-day DL (02/23)
03/30/18 P Tom Koehler Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 P Yimi Garcia Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Phillies have a 30-22 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Aaron Nola has a 6-2 record with an earned run average of 2.27 and a WHIP of 0.98 this year. He has 67 strikeouts over his 71.1 innings pitched and he's given up 53 hits. He allows 6.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.72. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.56 and they have given up 153 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the bullpen and they've struck out 178 hitters and walked 73 batters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.39. The Phillies pitchers collectively have given up 402 base hits and 172 earned runs. They have allowed 43 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 159 batters and struck out 461. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 3.48.
As a team Philadelphia is hitting .236, good for 22nd in the league. The Phillies hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.8 hits per game. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .262 with an on-base percentage of .367. He has 51 hits this season in 195 at bats with 20 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .421 and an OPS+ of 118. Odubel Herrera is hitting .332 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .398. He has totaled 61 hits and he has driven in 30 men in 184 at bats. His OPS+ is 152 while his slugging percentage is at .516. The Phillies have 398 hits, including 80 doubles and 57 home runs. Philadelphia has walked 202 times so far this season and they have struck out 488 times as a unit. They have left 350 men on base and have a team OPS of .714. They score 4.47 runs per contest and have scored a total of 228 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 25-29 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.86, Clayton Kershaw has a 1-4 record and a 1.14 WHIP this season. He has 48 strikeouts over the 44 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 40 hits. He allows 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.68. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.01 and they have given up 188 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 213 batters and walked 86 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.58. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 430 base knocks and 192 earned runs this season. They have given up 59 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 157 hitters and struck out 523 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 3.58.
As a team, they are batting .236, good for 23rd in the league. The Dodgers hold a .395 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Matt Kemp comes into this matchup batting .338 with an OBP of .368. He has 54 hits this year along with 26 RBI in 160 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .531 with an OPS+ of 146. Chris Taylor is hitting .243 this season and he has an OBP of .332. He has collected 50 hits in 206 at bats while driving in 19 runs. He has an OPS+ of 113 and a slugging percentage of .442. The Dodgers as a unit have 426 base hits, including 99 doubles and 54 homers. Los Angeles has walked 195 times this year and they have struck out on 448 occasions. They have had 374 men left on base and have an OPS of .711. They have scored 4.34 runs per game and totaled 230 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Phillies/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Phillies +199
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