As recently as two weeks ago, no one would’ve batted an eye at the fully-stacked Dodgers going up against a near-.500 opponent led by a by-the-book Joe Girardi struggling to adapt and adjust without a bullpen (very important in the modern game!).
Now, though? The Dodgers, still unable to gain on the stunning Giants, need a series win to restart the charge in earnest.
Meanwhile, the Phillies used a significant winning streak and a weekend sweep of the Mets to vault into first place in the NL East.
Before the Dodgers tussle with those very same Mets later in the week, the team that was supposed to be the premier squad in the East, they’ll get a taste of Philly’s red-hot medicine.
What Time is the Dodgers Game Today?
Wake up, west coasters! The Dodgers and Phillies will play on Tuesday at 7:05 EST.
What Channel is the Dodgers Game on Today?
You can catch the Dodgers on Spectrum SportsNet — or NBC Sports Philadelphia if you’re watching from PA.
Dodgers vs Phillies Odds Today
According to our friends at WynnBET, you can nab the Dodgers as heavy moneyline favorites on the road (-160, or bet $160 to make $100), perhaps because they’re sending a pitcher to the mound who’s very familiar with Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies sit at +135 (bet $100 to win $135).
If you prefer the run line, the Dodgers are +100 to cover a 1.5-run spread, and the Phils are -120 to either win or lose by one single run. The over/under is 8.5; the over checks in at -125, with the under at +104.
But who bets the under at this ballpark between two red-hot teams anyway? Well…have you seen the starting pitchers?
Dodgers Pitcher Today
The Dodgers are sending Mad Max Scherzer to the mound with his 9-4 record and 2.75 ERA, featuring a win in his debut in Dodger Blue. That one came against the Houston Astros, which you’d say is an even-more-pressure-packed situation than trudging into Philadelphia, which he’s done numerous times before.
Opposite him will be Aaron Nola, supplanted as the team’s ace by Zack Wheeler (who we will not see in this series), but no slouch himself, sporting a 7-6 mark and 4.49 ERA.
Dodgers Starting Lineup
Mookie Betts…scratched. More pain.
Mookie Betts injury
According to Dave Roberts, Betts — a late scratch — will likely hit the IL yet again in the coming days. For a team so talented, this is getting quite frustrating.
Dodgers vs Phillies Prediction Today
Put us on the spot, huh? Well, the Phils’ dominance has to end at some point, as all winning streaks eventually clatter to the ground. We’re going to bank on Scherzer showing up in a big way and shaking the Dodgers out of their stasis. This will be a 5-1 Dodger victory, and the Phils will finally let a bit of wind out of their sails after such a massive weekend performance.
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