Phillies at Dodgers 5/31/18 - MLB Picks & Predictions

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Last Updated: 08/06/2019 at 4:15 PM ET

The Philadelphia Phillies will conclude their four-game series on the road against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday.

The teams have split the first two games with Los Angeles winning the opener and the Phillies taking the second game on Tuesday 6-1. Jake Arrieta was sharp on the mound for the Phillies throwing his third scoreless outing in May while Nick Williams belted a home run for Philadelphia. The Dodgers lost starter Kenta Maeda after just 30 pitches during the second inning with a hip strain. Arrieta moved to 5-2 on the season allowing just six hits across seven innings. The Phillies however lost Pedro Florimon a backup infielder with a broken right foot after he fouled a ball off it during the first inning. Odubel Herrera leads Philadelphia with a .328 batting average and team high 62 hits. Carlos Santana leads the team in home runs with nine and RBIs with 33. Philadelphia has a team batting average of .237 while opposing hitters are averaging the same .237 at the plate against Phillies pitching. On Thursday, the Phillies will send Aaron Nola to the mound. The right-hander this season is 6-2 with an ERA of 2.27, 67 Ks and 17 BBs.

Matt Kemp leads Los Angeles with a .341 batting average, and team high 56 hits. Yasmani Grandal has the team lead in home runs with eight and RBIs with 29. Los Angeles has a team batting average of .237 while opposing batters are averaging the same .237 at the plate against Dodgers pitching. On Thursday, the Dodgers will send Clayton Kershaw to the mound. The southpaw ace for the season is 1-4 with an ERA of 2.86, 48 Ks and 10 BBs.

Los Angeles has won 10 of its last 12 games at home against the Phillies and 5 of the last 6 starts Kershaw has made against Philadelphia. The Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is finally back and think he has big game but the safer play is the under play. Final Score Prediction, LA Dodgers win 3-2.

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