- The Los Angeles Dodgers are solid -230 home favorites over the Philadelphia Phillies in their MLB game slated for Friday, May 13
- LA is sending unbeaten ace Clayton Kershaw (4-0) to the mound
- All of the Phillies vs Dodgers odds, picks, predicitions and best bets follow in the story below
Facing the Philadelphia Phillies at Dodger Stadium, the Los Angeles Dodgers are in the midst of a week-long Pennsylvania polka. So far, it’s not going well for them.
To start the week, the Dodgers lost two of three to the Pirates at Pittsburgh. Leaving the Keystone State to head home, the Dodgers opened a four-game weekend set with the Phillies by dropping a 9-7 verdict.
Oddsmakers anticipate the bleeding to stop for the Dodger Blue and with good reason. Lefty Clayton Kershaw is bringing his unbeaten record to the bump on Friday. LA is set as a solid -230 home favorite. The Dodgers are 4-1 both straight up and against the runline this season when Kershaw is their starting pitcher.
Phillies vs Dodgers Odds
|Philadelphia Phillies||+195||+1.5 (-115)||Over 7.5 (-105)|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||-230||-1.5 (-105)||Under 7.5 (-115)|
Odds as of May 13th at Caesars Sportsbook.
First pitch for Friday’s game at Dodger Stadium is set for 10:30 pm ET. Clear skies, 10 mph wind and a temperature of 88 degrees are in the forecast.
The National League West-leading Dodgers (20-10, 10-3 road) are 7-3 in their last 10 games. But they’ve lost their last two games.
The Phillies (15-17, 6-8 road) have won two in a row and three of the last four. They are 5-3 over the past eight road games.
Los Angeles is favored in the World Series odds at +475. The Phillies are a middle of the pack longshot in World Series futures at +2200. LA is also the chalk in the NL pennant odds at +225 and are prohibitive -250 odds-on favorites in the NL West odds. Philly is the +525 third betting choice to win the NL East.
Kershaw the Pitcher of Perfection
Southpaw Kershaw is again looking like the hurler who won three NL Cy Young Awards and was named the 2014 NL MVP. He’s allowed one run or fewer in four of his five starts this season.
Twice he’s held the opposition scoreless, including his last start. Kershaw checked the Chicago Cubs on five hits over seven innings en route to 4-0 shutout victory.
Clayton Kershaw goes 7 innings without allowing a run today 🔥
He is now 4-0 on the year with a 1.80 ERA 👀 pic.twitter.com/7MpPZacy2P
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) May 7, 2022
Maybe there’s a glimmer of hope for the Phillies. Kershaw’s actually been better on the road (3-0, 0.47 ERA) than at home (1-0, 4.09 ERA).
In 16 career starts against the Phillies, Kershaw is 4-6 with a 2.76 ERA and 1.07 WHIP. He’s held Philly hitters to a .220 average and .625 OPS.
Gibson vs Kershaw
Hulking 6-foot-6 right-hander Gibson is proving to be the opposite of Kershaw this season. He’s been a much more effective pitcher at home (3-0. 1.93 ERA) than on the road (0-1, 4.20 ERA).
Kyle Gibson with a dot! pic.twitter.com/rWAToKlvCH
— Brodes Media (@BrodesMedia) May 8, 2022
Gibson is 2-0 in his last four starts. The Phillies are 3-3 in his six starts this season. He’s allowed just four earned runs over his past 16 innings of work for a 2.25 ERA.
Against the Dodgers, Gibson is 0-3 in three appearances, two of them starts. He shows a 9.00 ERA. Gibson has allowed four home runs in 16 innings. This will be his first career appearance at Dodger Stadium.
Batting Average vs Starting Pitchers
|Dodgers Batters||Batting Average vs Gibson||Phillies Batters||Batting Average vs Kershaw|
|Hanser Alberto||.000||Alec Bohm||.333|
|Austin Barnes||.000||Johan Camargo||.000|
|Cody Bellinger||.500||Nick Castellanos||.200|
|Mookie Betts||.400||Bryce Harper||.185|
|Freddie Freeman||.200||Odubel Herrera||.250|
|Gavin Lux||.500||Rhys Hoskins||.444|
|Max Muncy||.000||Roman Quinn||.000|
|Edwin Rios||.000||JT Realmuto||.278|
|Will Smith||.667||Kyle Schwarber||.600|
|Chris Taylor||.000||Jean Segura||.105|
|Justin Turner||.000||Bryson Stott||.000|
|Trea Turner||.333||Garrett Stubbs||.000|
Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts is 8-for-20 (.400) with 3 homers and 7 RBI when facing Gibson. Catcher Will Smith is 1-for-3 and that hit was a solo homer. Cody Bellinger is 2-for-4 with a pair of homers and 4 RBI. Gavin Lux (1-for-2) is also a .500 hitter against Gibson. Trea Turner (2-for-6) is batting .333 against the Phillies pitcher.
When things are clicking at the plate, Cody Bellinger has one of the best looking swings in all of baseball pic.twitter.com/SJYE8iUQwL
— Blake Harris (@BlakeHarrisTBLA) May 13, 2022
Philadelphia’s Kyle Schwarber is 3-for-5 (.600) off of Kershaw with a solo homer. Rhys Hoskins is 4-for-9 (.444), also with a solo homer. Alec Bohm is 1-for-3 (.333).
Phillies vs Dodgers Prediction
The Dodgers are on a two-game losing skid for just the third time this season. They haven’t lost three in a row since July 21-23 of last season.
Sending their ace Kershaw to the hill to face Gibson, who’s struggled against the Dodgers, should ensure that LA isn’t third-time unlucky.
Pick: Los Angeles Dodgers ML (-230)