LA Dodgers vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction MLB Picks 7/9/24

Philadelphia Phillies (58-32) vs LA Dodgers (55-36)

Game Info: Tuesday, July 9, 2024 at 6:40 pm (Citizens Bank Park)

Zack Wheeler (9-4) (2.74) vs Bobby Miller (1-1) (6.12)

Betting Odds: Philadelphia Phillies -143 / LA Dodgers +121 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article, we will formulate a LA Dodgers vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction for this MLB game on Tuesday, July 9th at Citizens Bank Park. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

-The Dodgers recent form and recent player performance 

-The Phillies recent form and recent player performance

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Los Angeles

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Philadelphia

-Recent betting trends in games played between St. Louis and Washington

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between the Dodgers and Phillies. 

Dodgers Offense Looks to Bounce Back

The Dodgers offense scored only two runs on Sunday, and they ended up giving nine runs. Chris Taylor was the only bright spot with the offense, hitting a home run and driving in two RBIs. The Dodgers are averaging 5.03 runs, while their pitching is giving up 3.89 runs per game. The offense is ranked 3rd in the league, while the pitching is ranked 5th. This is a team that’s offense has been strong all season. Shohei Ohtani has hit 28 home runs and driven in 65 RBis so far this season. Getting the start for the Dodgers will be Bobby Miller, who sits with a 1-1 record and an ERA of 6.12. In his last start against the Diamondbacks, he went five innings giving up four hits and two runs. 

Phillies Look to End Minor Skid

The Phillies lost the last two games against the Atlanta Braves, and the offense needs to be better here. Over the last two games, the Phillies have given up 11 runs in total, while the offense has scored only one run. The bats have to get out to a fast start. The Phillies are averaging 4.91 runs, while their pitching is giving up 3.7 runs per game. The offense is ranked 7th in the league, while the pitching is ranked 2nd in the league. Bryce Harper has hit 20 home runs and driven in 58 RBIs so far this season. Getting the start for the Phillies will be Zack Wheeler, who sits with a 9-4 record and an ERA of 2.74. In his last start against the Chicago Cubs, he went six innings giving up five hits and two runs. 

Why the Phillies Will Beat the Dodgers

  • The Phillies have won 10 of their last 11 home games against National League opponents following a loss.
  • The Dodgers have lost three of their last four games at Citizens Bank Park.
  • The Phillies have covered the run line in 12 of their last 15 games as favorites following a loss.
  • The Dodgers have failed to cover the run line in four of their last five games as road underdogs.

LA Dodgers vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction

The Phillies are going to find success here in this key series. Wheeler has been so good for the Phillies, and in his last start, he gave up only two runs. He sits with an ERA of 2.74 and the Dodgers bats are going to be ice-cold. The Phillies are going to run up the score against Bobby Miller, who has had some major issues this season. The Phillies are going to cruise here. Back the Phillies on the run line. 

Shane’s Pick Phillies -1.5

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