Los Angeles Dodgers vs Philadelphia Phillies 5-21-22

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Philadelphia Phillies 5/21/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Philadelphia Phillies 5/21/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Los Angeles Dodgers (26-12) will be hitting long balls against the Philadelphia Phillies (18-21) in Game 2 of 3 of the NL Inter-Division series at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at 6:05 PM ET.

 

Los Angeles comes into this match-up with a six-game winning streak including a 4-1 win over Philadelphia on Friday. The Dodgers just won a series over the Diamondbacks by a sweep before this three-game set versus the Phillies.

 

Los Angeles stayed on top at 26-12 in the National League West Division with a .684 team percentage after obtaining 207 runs while allowing 121 for a +86 run difference over the course of the campaign.

 

1B Freddie Freeman powered the offense of the Dodgers after landing two runs on a triple with 2 RBIs in 5 at-bats while starter Julio Urias controlled the mound after relinquishing only two hits but wrung 5 batters off the Phillies in the victory.

 

The Los Angeles pitching staff conceded 34 home runs and 120 total runs ranked 2nd in the major league. The staff fanned out 325 batters but walked 98 hitters that earned them a K/BB ratio of 3.32 with a FIP at 3.50 as a team for the season.

 

The Dodgers owned a team ERA of 2.85 that ranked 1st in the league with 1.08 WHIP. Right-handed Pitcher Mitch White (1-0, 4.82 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 11 Ks) will be starting for LA against Philadelphia on Saturday. He gave up 8 hits, one homer, and 3 walks in pitching for 9.1 innings in his career starts in MLB for the season.

 

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Los Angeles Dodgers vs Philadelphia Phillies Predictions 5/21/2022

 

The Philadelphia Phillies struggled in coming to this match-up versus the LA Dodgers on Saturday after losing two games in a row. The Phillies surrendered the closing outing of a series to the Padres at 0-2 and bowed to the Dodgers at 1-4 in game 1 on Friday.

 

Philadelphia is in 2nd place at 18-21 in the National League East Division with a team percentage of .462 and 7.5 contests behind first place after collecting 176 runs while giving away 163 for a run difference of +13 for the year.

 

DH Kyle Schwarber owned the solo run scored on two hits by the Phillies while Ranger Suárez surrendered 5 hits, 3 earned runs, and 2 free bases with 5 strikeouts in pitching for 3.0 innings in the loss.

 

Philadelphia recorded a team ERA of 3.92 after conceding 146 earned runs and holds a team WHIP of 1.253 with 3.48 FIP as a unit on the season. The staff gave up 159 runs, 29 home runs, and 301 hits ranked 20th in the majors while relinquishing 4.27 runs per 9 innings ranked 17th in MLB.

 

They have a K/BB ratio of 2.82 after fanning out 336 batters and walking 119 hitters in pro baseball this year. The Phillies will appoint right-hander Aaron Nola (1-4, 3.64 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, 55 Ks) to take on the mound to start against the Dodgers on Saturday. He yielded 37 hits, 7 home runs, and 9 bases on balls in 47.0 innings of his pro baseball career.            

 

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Philadelphia Phillies. The MLB Pick for this contest is Los Angeles +110. The Dodgers will win this on the road after winning four of their six road matches while the Phillies struggled with a 2-6 record in their last eight.

 

LA has the momentum in this contest with a six-game losing streak. Prediction: The Los Angeles Dodgers will win 6-3.

 

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Los Angeles Dodgers vs Philadelphia Phillies 5/21/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 6:05 PM ET

 

Location: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA

 

Date: Saturday, May 21, 2022

 

TV: NBCSPH, SNLA

 

MLB Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles Dodgers +110         

               

MLB Totals: 8.5  

 

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