The Philadelphia Phillies and the Los Angeles Dodgers meet for game 2 of their series from Philly on Tuesday night. Check out the odds and trends for this game at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The Phillies do not look like the same dominant team that has been rolling through the NL East in recent years. They scored just 3 runs on 8 hits last night in a loss and their bats have been inconsistent all season. Tonight Cliff Lee will take the hill and the lefty is still looking for his first win despite pitching to a 3.00 ERA in 57 innings of work.
The Dodgers hope that their win on Monday night is the beginning of getting back to the form they maintained for most of the season. Clayton Kershaw was great last night as the lefty allowed just 3 runs over 7 innings of work. The Dodgers will turn to Chad Billingsley tonight in game 2. The righty has not won a game in nearly two months, but is pitching to a respectable 4.09 ERA on the season in 61 innings of work.
Philadelphia is 1-4 in their last five home games against a right handed starter, 2-7 in their last nine home games, and 1-5 in Lee’s last six home starts. Los Angeles is 11-3 in their last 14 road games against a team with a winning record, and 1-4 in Billingsley’s last five road starts. Los Angeles is 10-24 in the last 34 meetings of these two.
Lee has not won a game yet so we do not understand why the Phillies are somewhat substantial favorites in this one. Give us the Dodgers has a pretty big road underdog on the moneyline in this one but before wagering check the sports odds.