Phillies vs Dodgers Prediction MLB Picks Today 6/9
- Lm Tipster
- Jun 8, 2023, 11:02:56 PM
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The Los Angeles Dodgers will face off against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park today at 4:05 PM. The Dodgers have a record of 36-27, while the Phillies stand at 29-32. According to ESPN Analytics, the Phillies have a slight edge with a 52.6% chance of winning.
Michael Grove will be the starting pitcher for the Dodgers, coming in with an 0-2 record, an 8.14 ERA, and a 1.52 WHIP over 21 innings. On the other hand, Ranger Suarez will start for the Phillies, with a 1-2 record, 5.47 ERA, and 1.54 WHIP over 24.2 innings.
Neither pitcher has been particularly effective this season. Grove has been giving up plenty of hits and runs, while Suarez's stats are not much better. This indicates that both teams' lineups will have ample opportunities to capitalize on the weaknesses of the opposing pitchers.
The Dodgers' offensive lineup is led by Max Muncy, who boasts 18 home runs and 44 RBIs. Despite his low batting average of .202, Muncy’s power is a threat. The Phillies have Kyle Schwarber as their home run leader, with 16 home runs and 34 RBIs. They also have Nick Castellanos with a .315 average.
Both teams have shown that they can produce runs. The Dodgers have scored 345 runs this season while the Phillies have 261. The recent games for both teams have seen high scoring, including a game where the Phillies won 11-3 against the Washington Nationals.
The Dodgers have several players on the injured list including Julio Urias and Trayce Thompson. The Phillies also have some injuries including Alec Bohm.
These injuries may affect the depth of the teams, but given the pitching matchup and offensive power, the runs should still be plentiful.
Given the struggling pitchers and powerful lineups of both teams, this game is set to be a high-scoring affair. Citizens Bank Park is also known for being a hitter-friendly ballpark, which may contribute to more home runs and extra-base hits.
Considering all these factors, the smart bet for this game would be on the over 9.5 runs. Expect both teams to capitalize on the pitching matchup and for the runs to pile up.
Pick: Over 9.5 runs