Philadelphia Phillies vs Los Angeles Dodgers 5-2-23 MLB Best Picks, Analysis and Odds

Philadelphia Phillies vs Los Angeles Dodgers 5/2/23 – The Philadelphia Phillies take on Los Angeles Dodgers in the middle contest for a three-game series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. Monday’s game between these teams has been excluded from this analysis. The pitchers taking the mound will be Matt Strahm for the Phillies and Julio Urias for the Dodgers. Baseball betting sites are in favor of the home team to claim the victory.

Philadelphia Phillies vs Los Angeles Dodgers

Date & Time: Tuesday, May 2, 2023 at 10:10 PM ET

Location: Dodger Stadium Los Angeles, CA


Philadelphia Phillies vs Los Angeles Dodgers 5/2/23 Betting Odds


Moneyline: +144

Spread: +1.5 (-140)

Total: 8.5 over (+105)


Moneyline: -156

Spread: -1.5 (+120)

Total: 8.5 under (-125)

Philadelphia Phillies vs Los Angeles Dodgers Analysis

As a team, the Philadelphia Phillies are scoring an average of 4.3 runs per contest to rank 18th in MLB. They have amassed 126 runs while having an OBP of 0.327. The Philadelphia Phillies have hit 60 two-baggers as a team and hit 33 balls out of the stadium so far this year. Over the course of this season, they have amassed 121 RBI’s and 273 hits for an overall team batting average of 0.272. Philadelphia is hitting 0.444 and have been called out on 265 strikes while taking 76 walks. The Philadelphia Phillies currently rank 16th among professional baseball clubs by converting 69.5% of balls in play into outs out of 2,277 innings played, placing them 16th overall. At this point in the season, the Philadelphia Phillies have amassed 759 putouts along with 235 assists and 10 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at an impressive 0.990 and they have managed 16 double plays so far this season. Strahm has amassed an FIP of 3.95 over his time in the majors and faced 1,375 opposing hitters. He has allowed 282 base knocks and received 105 free passes. His earned run average is 3.70 and his career WHIP stands at 1.180. Strahm has pitched for 328 innings over his professional baseball career and recorded 357 strikeouts.

Los Angeles Dodgers have amassed an OBP of 0.320 and team batting average of 0.224 this season. Los Angeles has been on the receiving end of 275 outs so far and have knocked 211 base knocks, scoring 47 HRs while collecting 143 RBIs this season. The Dodgers boast a team slugging percentage of 0.433 and average 5.03 runs per contest. They have hit 44 two-baggers while reaching base 130 times and scoring 146 runs. Over 2,286 innings played, the Dodgers have achieved an efficiency on defense rating of 68.5%. Los Angeles Dodgers have recorded 23 double plays and boast a fielding percentage of 0.989. The Dodgers have amassed 249 assists and 11 errors so far this season and 762 putouts. Urias has allowed 522 base knocks so far in his career while recording 628 strikeouts across 632 innings pitched. Urias currently boasts an outstanding 2.90 ERA and has allowed 7.4 hits per 9 innings pitched. He has surrendered 204 earned runs while maintaining a WHIP of 1.104 and FIP of 3.5. His strikeout-to-walk ratio stands at 3.57 and he has faced 2,571 batters during his pro baseball career.

Philadelphia Phillies vs Los Angeles Dodgers Against the Spread

Under is 4-0 in Phillies last 4 overall. Under is 4-0 in Phillies last 4 on grass. Under is 6-0 in Phillies last 6 vs. a team with a winning record. Under is 5-0 in Phillies last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning record. Under is 5-0 in the Phillies last 5 road games.

Over is 6-0 in Dodgers last 6 vs. a team with a winning record. Under is 6-1-1 in Dodgers last 8 Tuesday games. Dodgers are 1-6 in their last 7 games vs. a left-handed starter. Over is 5-1 in Dodgers last 6 games with the total set at 7.0-8.5. Under is 4-1 in Dodgers last 5 home games vs. a team with a winning record.

Philadelphia Phillies vs Los Angeles Dodgers Free Pick

Strahm has had consistent performances this year while Urias has seen his numbers decline of late. Philadelphia’s bullpen has also performed admirably since their additions. Max Muncy stands as a dangerous hitter against an equally formidable Los Angeles lineup; however, Strahm can limit any damage and ensure their bullpen stays sharp; thus MLB betting analysts believe they have an edge in taking this matchup.

Free Pick: Philadelphia Phillies +144