Dodgers @ Phillies: Kershaw will lead Dodgers in Philadelphia
Dodgers @ Phillies MLB odds spreads and predictions
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies begin their series on Monday night.
The Phillies are coming off a big win on Sunday in their series finale against National League East rival Washington Nationals.
Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco clobbered a walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to send Philadelphia to a 4-3 victory.
Catcher J.T. Realmuto went 2-for-4 at the plate, which included an RBI single in the fourth, and a solo home run in the sixth inning.
When is it? Monday July 15th
What time is first pitch? 7:00 p.m. ET
Where is it being played? Citizens Bank Park
Which channel is it on? ESPN
The Los Angeles Dodgers are coming off a World Series rematch against the Boston Red Sox.
The third and final game of the series went into extra innings and after losing the first game of the series, the Dodgers bounced back in a big way in the second game.
Justin Turner put together extra-base hits, and Cody Bellinger smashed his 31st homer of the season, which moved him into a tie for the major league lead in the 11-2 win over Boston on Saturday.
The Dodgers, who lost seven straight games at Fenway Park and fell to 1-11 all-time there, snapped a four-game losing streak with the victory.
Dodgers starting pitcher Ross Stripling (4-3) allowed one run, on four hits, and struck out seven batters over five innings of work.
Dodgers @ Phillies Run Line
The Los Angeles Dodgers are giving the Phillies 1.5 runs in this baseball game.
After a tough series against the defending champion Boston Red Sox, the Dodgers will need to quickly shift their attention towards the Phillies on Monday night.
And I believe they will. I like the Dodgers in this matchup.
Dodgers @ Phillies Over/Under
The over/under in this matchup is set at 9.5 total runs.
My final score prediction: Los Angeles Dodgers 5, Philadelphia Phillies 3.
Take the under in this one.
Where the game will be won or lost
Clayton Kershaw will take the mound for the Dodgers on Monday night.
Kershaw sports a 7-2 record this season with a 3.09 ERA over 99.0 innings pitched.
In his last start back on July 5th, Kershaw allowed one earned run on five hits and struck out nine batters over seven innings, but the Dodgers fell to the San Diego Padres, 3-2.
Opposing him will be Phillies starting pitcher Zach Eflin.
Eflin is currently 7-8 on the season with a 3.78 ERA. In his last start against the Braves on July 4th, he allowed six runs on seven hits in three innings of work in a 12-6 loss to Atlanta.
Look for the multiple Cy Young award winner in Kershaw to have a big game against the Phillies here.