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Major League Baseball Odds Los Angeles Dodgers at Philadelphia Phillies

The Los Angeles Dodgers take on the Philadelphia Phillies today in Major League Baseball action. The baseball betting odds for the game have the Dodgers listed as a huge favorite to pick up the win on the road today.

Dodgers vs Phillies Odds
Dodgers    -254
Phillies      +231
Total          7 (over -125, under +113)

Zack Greinke gets the ball this afternoon for the Dodgers, who look to close out the series with the Phillies by winning the final two games. Los Angeles earned a slim victory on Wednesday, winning 4-3 despite committing a couple of errors in the field.

Greinke has been an animal all season, posting a 1.41 ERA so far this season, which is the best in all of baseball by more than a half-run. Greinke has a 10-2 record to date and hasn't registered a loss since a June 13 defeat to San Diego, a 2-1 game. Greinke also had the impressive run of not giving up a run in six straight games.

Current Phillies are hitting just .164 against the righty in 73 plate appearances. Domonic Brown and Chase Utley have both homered, but Utley is still on the disabled list. Other than that, no one has really had any success against him.

The Phillies will send David Buchanan to the mound. He's 2-5 with a 6.44 ERA this season and has been struggling. Buchanan is just 2-2 in home starts this year and had a 5.79 ERA in those games, allowing opponents to hit almost .260 in those contests. 

Current Dodgers have an average of .222 in 18 at bats.

The Dodgers are 15 games over the .500 mark and have one of their studs on the mound in this one. Greinke has been spectacular all season and he'll mow down the Phillies in this one.

Free Pick: Dodgers

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