In our MLB predictions for Sunday, May 15, we are taking a closer look at the National League showdown from Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles to get you the best Phillies vs Dodgers betting pick and odds. Philadelphia and Los Angeles wrap up a four-game set in California, and while the Phillies plan to start Aaron Nola, the Dodgers haven’t announced who will take the mound Sunday. The Phillies have won the first two games of the series, while the third contest played on Saturday night is excluded from the analysis.
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Phillies vs Dodgers Betting Pick
This game will be played at Dodger Stadium at 4:10 PM ET on Sunday, May 15, 2022.
Why Bet The Dodgers:
✅ The hosts might opt for a bullpen day, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing, as the Dodgers’ relievers own a solid 3.38 ERA and 3.36 FIP. Also, the Dodgers’ bullpen allows only 2.65 walks and 0.88 home runs per nine innings while posting a .249 BABIP.
✅ Freddie Freeman signed a six-year, $162-million worth contract with the Dodgers in March, and the former MVP should be a key factor in this matchup. Freeman knows Aaron Nola very well from his days in the NL East. Freddie has 15 hits, eight walks, a couple of home runs, and 12 RBIs in 68 plate appearances against the Phillies’ righty.
✅ After dropping the first two games of the series, the Dodgers will be fired up to make amends in front of the home fans. They’ve won 24 of their previous 30 contests at Dodger Stadium. On the other side, the Phillies have gone 12-18 over their last 30 showings away from home.
After a 9-7 victory in the opening contest of this series, the Phillies outlasted the Dodgers 12-10 in the second clash on Friday night. It was their third victory in a row, as the Phillies improved to 16-17 on the season.
Aaron Nola is 1-4 with a 3.83 ERA, 3.48 FIP, 1.00 WHIP, and 47/7 K/BB ratio in seven starts (40 innings) in 2022. He’s winless since Opening Day, and the Phillies have suffered a loss in each of Nola’s previous six outings.
Los Angeles Dodgers
The Dodgers fell to 20-11 on the season following that 12-10 defeat to the Phillies. Walker Buehler yielded five earned runs on nine hits and a walk across five frames of work, while Brusdar Graterol took a loss after allowing three runs in the top of the tenth.
Los Angeles is still topping the NL West above the Padres due to a better winning percentage. The Dodgers boast the highest-scoring offense in baseball, averaging 5.35 runs per game. They slash .243/.329/.398.