Philadelphia Phillies at Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Prediction: The surging Los Angeles Dodgers (61-59) will go for the clean 4-game sweep of their National League rivals Philadelphia Phillies (64-56). Tonight’s culminating game has a scheduled first pitch of 7:10 PM PT (10:10 PM ET) live from Dodgers Stadium in So Cal. At SBGglobal.com, the Los Angeles Dodgers are -120 betting odds ML favorites to sweep the Philadelphia Phillies (Even) tonight.
SBGglobal.com also has the following spread, Philadelphia Phillies +1.5 (-190) at Los Angeles Dodgers -1.5 (+160), MLB Prediction line.
Ever since the acquisition of OF Manny Ramirez from the Boston Red Sox, there seems to be something different about these Dodgers. Somehow, they project this quiet confidence about themselves that wasn’t there before the trade.
It’s almost like now, they expect to go out there and win every game, regardless of who the opposition may be. Manny Ramirez is playing the best baseball of his career. He has quickly emerged as the leader (by example) and an MVP in his short time with the Dodgers, as he allows the team to relax and play loose.
However, there’s nothing relaxing or loose about what Hollywood-Manny is doing out there in LA. In 12 games with the blue team (45 AB), Ramirez is batting for an average of .467, with a slugging percentage of .867, and an on-base percentage of .564. Not to mention that, he has already recorded 5 home runs, 16 RBI, 21 hits, 3 doubles, and 8 walks. The Dodgers are looking very strong right now, as they continue to get better on a daily basis.
Trying to contain Manny and the rest of this hot Dodgers line up will be veteran RHP Brett Myers (5-9, 5.09 ERA, 101 K, and 51 BB). Myers counterpart tonight, and taking the hill for Joe Torre will be RHP and Japanese import, Hiroki Kuroda (6-8, 4.02 ERA, 79 K, and 33 BB). The OVER/UNDER in this Philadelphia Phillies at Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Prediction has been set at a combined 8.5 runs total.