Bet Jamaica NLCS Preview — Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Philadelphia Phillies

by Dirty on October 21, 2009

The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Philadelphia Phillies will both be trying to pick up a win on Wednesday when they battle at Citizens Bank Park in Game 5 of the NLCS.

The Dodgers will give the ball to starter Vicente Padilla in this one. Righthander Padilla is 13-6 this season with a 4.17 ERA.

Padilla’s opponent in this one will be Cole Hamels. The Phillies ace lefthander has a 4.46 ERA to go along with a 11-12 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Phillies listed as 145-moneyline favorites versus the Dodgers, while the game’s total is sitting at 8½.

Jimmy Rollins’ two-run double in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted the Phillies past the Dodgers 5-4 in Game 4 of the series on Monday night.

Philadelphia cashed as -125 home favorites, while the teams played OVER the 8.5-run total listed by oddsmakers.

Ryan Howard hit a two-run dinger for the Phillies, as Brad Lidge picked up the win in relief of starter Joe Blanton for Philadelphia.

James Loney was 2-for-4 with a run batted in for Los Angeles, while Jonathan Broxton was tagged with the loss after allowing the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning.

The Phillies now lead the best-of-seven series 3-1.

Team records:
Los Angeles: 95-67 SU
Philadelphia: 93-69 SU

Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing LA Dodgers are 6-4
After playing LA Dodgers are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Dodgers’s last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
LA Dodgers are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of LA Dodgers’s last 15 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Dodgers’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia’s last 6 games
Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Philadelphia is 9-2 SU in their last 11 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 5 games when playing LA Dodgers

Next up:
Philadelphia at LA Dodgers, Friday, October 23

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