- The Philadelphia Phillies look for their sixth straight win when they host the LA Dodgers Friday night
- LA has beaten the Phillies three straight times this season, putting up 36 runs
- Don’t miss the latest Dodgers vs Phillies picks, props to target, and starting pitchers below
After escaping Cincinnati with a lone win, the Los Angeles Dodgers (36-27, 16-17 away) now have to contend with one of the hottest teams in baseball, when they kick off a three-game set with the Philadelphia Phillies (30-32, 17-10 home).
While LA avoided a sweep behind a solid Clayton Kershaw performance to beat the Reds 6-0, Philly walked it off in the ninth to down the Detroit Tigers 3-2, earning their fifth straight win.
To make it six straight, they’ll have to do something they’ve yet to accomplish this season: beat LA. The Dodgers swept them in the start of May, scoring a whopping 36 runs over the three-game set.
It all gets underway Friday (June 9) at 7:05pm ET from Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia PA. You can watch the game on MLB Network.
Dodgers vs Phillies Odds
|Los Angeles Dodgers||-111||+1.5 (-204)||O 9 (-129)|
|Philadelphia Phillies||-123||-1.5 (+146)||U 9 (-106)|
Despite sitting two games under .500 and 7.5 back of the first-place Braves in the East, the Phillies are a solid 17-10 at home, tied with the Dodgers for the fewest home losses in the National League.
LA is 16-17 on the road, and begin Friday 1.5 games back of the Diamondbacks in the NL West.
Righty Michael Grove gets the call for the Dodgers, still looking for his first win of the season in his sixth appearance.
He’s coming off a 6-3 loss to the New York Yankees, where he surrendered four hits and four earned runs across five innings. He did strike out a season-high seven Yankees and walked none, but did give up a couple of home runs.
Jake Bauers (5)
Opponent: Los Angeles Dodgers
Pitcher: Michael Grove
Exit Velocity • 109.2mph
Distance • 409ft
Launch Angle • 25º pic.twitter.com/pzvzmI2l9z
— Yankees Home Runs (@NYY_HR) June 4, 2023
He’s faced the Phillies just once in career, working 3.2 innings, walking three and surrendering three earned runs in a game LA won 5-4 last season.
Grove vs Suarez Stats
For the home side, Ranger Suarez gets the call. The lefty is coming off his first win of the season, pitching seven innings in an 11-3 win over the Washington Nationals.
Suarez scattered eight hits while giving up just one earned run, striking out three and walking one batter.
Prior to that, he was on the losing end of a 2-0 decision to the New York Mets. His line was good enough to win, but his team couldn’t provide any support, as he went 6.2 innings, allowing five hits and two earned runs while fanning four.
LA vs Philadelphia Player Prop Picks
One player prop you should be targeting is total bases for JD Martinez. The Dodgers’ DH is second in the majors with a .613 slugging percentage, and second to teammate Freddy Freeman in extra base hits with 32.
He’s getting plus odds for 1.5 total bases (+100) against the Phillies Friday. Martinez has had an extra-base hit in nine of his last 10 outings, including a double Thursday against the Reds.
Stay hot, JD! pic.twitter.com/9ZUG0XD2Nl
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) June 7, 2023
For the home team, Nick Castellanos just had his five-game hit streak come to a halt against the Tigers, but he’s somehow got just -117 odds to go over 0.5 total singles Friday against the Dodgers.
He’s fifth in total hits in the majors, and only 28 of his 76 hits are of the extra-base variety. Jump on this one.
Dodgers vs Phillies Prediction
LA has been the bet in this head-to-head, going 6-1 in the last seven meetings.
But Philly has found success with Suarez at Citizens Bank, with Phillies a perfect 5-0 in his last five home starts against teams with a winning record.
Dodgers vs Phillies 2023 H2H Results
|Date||Away Team||Home Team||Result|
|May 3||Phillies||Dodgers||LAD, 10-6|
|May 2||Phillies||Dodgers||LAD, 13-1|
|May 1||Phillies||Dodgers||LAD, 13-4|
However, it’s hard not to look at the recent history between these teams and not target the total, with some convincing stats to back it up.
The over is 4-0 in LA’s last four against teams with a losing record, as well as 4-0 in their last four against a left-handed starter.
Philly has also gone over in Suarez’s last four starts when the total has been set between 9-10.5 runs.
Pick: OVER 9 runs (-117)
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