LA Dodgers vs. Philadelphia Phillies Pick Prediction MLB Odds Preview 6-27-2013

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The 38-41 Philadelphia Phillies will open up a weekend set against the 35-42 LA Dodgers in a Major League Baseball game on Thursday night.

First pitch from Dodgers Stadium is set for 10:10PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the MLB Extra Innings channel.

The betting odds from this NL game have the home side LA Dodgers favored by -180 odds with the return on the road underdog Philadelphia Phillies at +175 odds. The run total is lined at 7 ½ runs.

The Phillies will send right hander Jonathan Pettibone to the hill in the series opener. Pettibone is 3-3 in twelve starts with an ERA of 4.14 and WHIP of 1.47. He threw on Saturday and allowed one earned run and five hits in six innings at home to the Mets. Prior to that he worked on June 15th and allowed six earned runs and ten hits in three innings in a loss at Colorado. Philadelphia enters play winners of two straight. They win two of three at San Diego following a 7-5 road win as a -114 betting odds favorite on Wednesday. The total landed over seven runs.

The Dodgers will counter with right hander Zach Greinke who will work his eleventh game of the year. The veteran hurler is 4-2 with an ERA of 3.79 and WHIP of 1.30. He has allowed two earned runs or less in three of four starts. Greinke last worked on Saturday and gave up one earned run and four hits in eight innings pitched in a win at San Diego. The Dodgers extended their win streak to five games after a 4-2 home win against the San Francisco Giants as a -189 betting odds favorite. The game finished under 6 ½ runs.