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Phillies vs Dodgers Picks and Odds (May 13)

Dodgers vs Phillies, MLB

May 12, 2022; Los Angeles, California, USA; Philadelphia Phillies center fielder Roman Quinn (24) steals second base ahead of the tag by Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Gavin Lux (left) in the sixth inning at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
  • 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

Team Moneyline Runline Total
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.

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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.

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.

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Gibson vs Kershaw

Kyle Gibson
Clayton Kershaw
3-1 Record 4-0
2.94 ERA 1.80
3.37 xERA 2.44
1.06 WHIP 0.73
2.42 SO/W Ratio 10.67

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).

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.

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)

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