Philadelphia Phillies vs Los Angeles Dodgers: Predictions, Odds and Roster Notes

How to Watch

Where: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA

When: Friday, May 31st at 8:00 PM EST

How (TV/Radio): Mets TV/Radio: SNY, WCBS 880 AM. Dodgers TV/Radio: SportsNet LA, KLAC 570 AM.

Team Notes

Philadelphia Phillies

The Phillies are 32-22 one-third of the way through the season, with a run differential of +27.

According to baseball-reference.com, the Phillies have raised their postseason odds to 23.1% and 0.4% to win the World Series.

The Phillies have 6-1 odds to win the National League title and 14-1 to win the World Series.

Los Angeles Dodgers

The Dodgers sit at 36-18 for first place in the NL West with a +83 run differential, the best in MLB.

Los Angeles have a 100% chance to reach the postseason and a 26.7% chance to win the World Series, highest odds in the National League.

The Dodgers stand with 5-2 odds to win the NL title and 9-2 odds to win the 2019 World Series.

Pitcher Notes

Phillies: Jake Arrieta (5-4, 3.60 ERA)

Arrieta had his best start of the season in his May 25th outing against the Brewers.

The Phillies righty went eight innings, allowing two earned runs and striking out eight over 100 pitches in the 7-2 Phillies win.

  • Away from Citizens Bank Park, Arrieta has posted a 3.09 ERA with 32 strikeouts in 32 innings.
  • Arrieta has given up nine homers this season.
  • Arrieta is allowing a .252 batting average to opposing hitters.

Los Angeles Dodgers: Kenta Maeda (6-2, 3.67 ERA)

The Dodgers have won Maeda’s last three starts, with the righty allowing just three earned runs over his last 17.2 innings.

In his last two starts at home, Maeda held batters scoreless over 12.2 innings with 18 strikeouts.

  • The Dodgers starter has allowed eight home runs in his 56.1 innings.
  • Opposing hitters are batting .223 against Maeda this season..
  • Maeda has given up just seven earned runs over 23.2 innings in May.

Hitter Notes

Philadelphia Phillies

On the road, the Phillies sit in the middle of the pack, scoring 4.64 runs per contest this season. Good for 13th in MLB.

Philadelphia is 12th in all of baseball in runs per game overall, averaging 4.96.

  • C J.T. Realmuto is 4 for 9 versus Maeda with two solo homers.
  • OF Andrew McCutchen is 3 for 11 against Maeda with two homers and four RBI.
  • SS Jean Segura is 6 for 17 against the Dodgers’ righty with one double.

Los Angeles Dodgers

With a third of the season complete, the Dodgers are scoring 5.77 runs per game at home, the best second run total at home in the National League, next to Colorado.

Los Angeles has dramatically improved in offense, going from 4.82 runs per game in 2018 to 5.44 in 2019.

  • 3B Justin Turner is 1 for 5 off Arrieta with two strikeouts.
  • 1B Cody Bellinger is 0 for 4 versus Arrieta with two strikeouts.
  • OF Joc Pederson is 2 for 10 with one double off the Phillies right-hander.

Roster Notes

Philadelphia Phillies

  • RP Pat Neshek has a strained shoulder and is on the 10-day IL.
  • OF Roman Quinn remains on 10-day IL with a groin strain.
  • SP Vince Velasquez is back from the forearm pain and has been relegated to the bullpen.

Los Angeles Dodgers

  • C Austin Barnes is on the 10-day IL with a strained groin.
  • OF A.J. Pollock should be out for several weeks after elbow surgery to replace an old surgical plate and clean out a staph infection.
  • RP Tony Cingrani has yet to appear for Los Angeles this season due to a shoulder issue.

Game Odds

If you reside in New Jersey you can bet on the Phillies vs Dodgers with 888Sport and BetStars. Here are the latest odds. Good luck!

Moneyline

SportsbookPHI PhilliesLA DodgersLink
888Sport NJ+143-175
BetStars NJ+140-167

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Total Runs

Sportsbook Over 8.5  Under 8.5Link
888Sport NJ-113-108
BetStars NJ-110-110

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Run Line

SportsbookPHI Phillies +1.5LA Dodgers -1.5Link
888Sport NJ-148+120
BetStars NJ-143+125 

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