Los Angeles Dodgers vs Philadelphia Phillies Betting Preview (August 10): First-Place Phillies Welcome Champs in Major Matchup

By | August 10, 2021

Monday was one of the quietest days we’ll see this MLB season. There were only five games scheduled, and only four were completed with the Brewers-Cubs matchup being postponed. It wasn’t a completely empty day, but if there was a day to put MLB betting aside and recharge, yesterday was it. I suppose we all needed a little break after running on fumes from all the excitement of the trade deadline and the week that followed.

No team used that week better than the Phillies, who are now in first place in the NL East. That is thanks to an eight-game winning streak, including a sweep of the New York Mets over the weekend.

Tonight they get a stiff test of their mettle against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers can’t seem to catch the Giants at the top of the NL West, and and with all the moves they have made and the money they have spent, they have to be desperate to avoid the winner-take-all Wild Card game.

Their prized acquisition is on the mound tonight, taking on a very familiar foe.

MLB Betting Matchup: Los Angeles Dodgers (67-45) vs Philadelphia Phillies (59-53), NBC Sports Philadelphia, 7:05 PM ET

Probable Pitchers

  • Los Angeles Dodgers: Max Scherzer (9-4, 2.75 ERA)
  • Philadelphia Phillies: Aaron Nola (7-6, 4.49 ERA)

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Philadelphia Phillies Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: Los Angeles -180, Philadelphia +140
  • Total: OVER 9 (+101), UNDER 9 (-122)
  • Run Line: Los Angeles -1.5 (-104), Philadelphia +1.5 (-116)

Odds are via FanDuel Sportsbook as of Tuesday, August 10, at 9:03 am ET. For MLB betting odds for today’s other matchups, check out our MLB odds.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Philadelphia Phillies Betting Consensus

  • Moneyline: Los Angeles 100%, Philadelphia 0%
  • Total: OVER 50%, UNDER 50%
  • Run Line: Los Angeles 50%, Philadelphia 50%

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Philadelphia Phillies August 10 Betting Matchup: Picks, Odds, Stats and More

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Philadelphia Phillies Betting Outlook

The Dodgers Have Depth But Seem To Lack Energy

Empirically the Dodgers are probably the best and deepest team in the Majors. What they seem to lack is that spark though, that one player who ignites the rest of the group. Acquiring starting pitcher Max Scherzer can help as he is super intense, but he only pitches every fifth day. Is it possible they have too much depth for someone to step forward?

With the addition of All-Star infielder Trea Turner, there are now eight Dodgers who have hit 14+ homers for the season. This team can beat you by just going up there and taking their hacks. Turner adds a speed element too, so if he can get hot at the top of that lineup, that will make the Dodgers all the more dangerous.

Phillies Looking to Extend Best Run of the Season

A few weeks back, I suggested it was time to put a futures bet on the Phillies to take the NL East. The Mets were leaking oil for a while, and Philly seemed primed to finally put together a run. It might be a bumpy ride for the Phillies moving forward, but it is hard not to like their chances. 2015 NL MVP Bryce Harper is making a charge to add to his trophy cabinet, and Zack Wheeler is the new NL Cy Young favorite.

The Phillies’ greatest weakness is a bullpen that has struggles all season. Unfortunately that means their opponents are never out of a game. Perhaps Archie Bradley will be inspired by seeing the Dodgers out there. He is not alone, but he is an arm that they need more from down the stretch.

Max Scherzer Home vs. Away

  • Home: 3-2, 2.35 ERA, 61.1 IP, 82 Ks, 10 BBs
  • Away: 6-2, 3.18 ERA, 56.2 IP, 75 Ks, 19 BBs

Aaron Nola Home vs. Away

  • Home: 4-2, 3.18 ERA, 56.2 IP, 72 Ks, 8 BBs
  • Away: 3-4, 5.56 ERA, 69.2 IP, 76 Ks, 20 BBs

This is a prime pitching matchup. Scherzer is very familiar with the Phillies, having beaten them twice already this season while pitching with the Washington Nationals. I am not sure what is up with Nola this season. His road splits have gotten away from him, but pitching at home should hopefully bring out his best tonight.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Philadelphia Phillies August 10 Best Bet

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This one is being priced as if this was the same Phillies team from two weeks ago. They are playing their best ball of the season, and they are at home with one of their best pitchers on the mound. I don’t want to miss this opportunity to get a real nice payoff. Nola can match Scherzer to give them a great shot.

MLB Betting Matchups: Tuesday, August 10

MLB Betting Matchup: Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs, Marquee Sports Network, 2:05 PM ET

Probable Pitchers

  • Milwaukee Brewers: Freddy Peralta (8-3, 2.21 ERA)
  • Chicago Cubs: Justin Steele (2-0, 2.03 ERA)

MLB Betting Matchup: Los Angeles Angels vs Toronto Blue Jays, Sportsnet, 6:05 PM ET

Probable Pitchers

  • Los Angeles Angels: Chris Rodriguez (2-1, 3.86 ERA)
  • Toronto Blue Jays: Steven Matz (9-6, 4.30 ERA)

Los Angeles Angels vs Toronto Blue Jays August 10 Betting Matchup: Picks, Odds, Stats and More

MLB Betting Matchup: Detroit Tigers vs Baltimore Orioles, MASN 2, 7:05 PM ET

Probable Pitchers

  • Detroit Tigers: Casey Mize (6-6, 3.57 ERA)
  • Baltimore Orioles: Keegan Aikin (0-5, 7.66 ERA)

Detroit Tigers vs Baltimore Orioles August 10 Betting Matchup: Picks, Odds, Stats and More

MLB Betting Matchup: St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates, ATT Sportsnet Pittsburgh, 7:05 PM ET

Probable Pitchers

  • St. Louis Cardinals: J.A. Happ (5-6, 6.62 ERA)
  • Pittsburgh Pirates: Steven Brault (0-0, 2.25 ERA)

St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates August 10 Betting Matchup: Picks, Odds, Stats and More

MLB Betting Matchup: Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox, NESN, 7:10 PM ET

Probable Pitchers

  • Tampa Bay Rays: Luis Patino (2-3, 4.42 ERA)
  • Boston Red Sox: Eduardo Rodriguez (8-6, 5.33 ERA)

Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox August 10 Betting Matchup: Picks, Odds, Stats and More

MLB Betting Matchup: Oakland A’s vs Cleveland Indians, Bally Sports Great Lakes, 7:10 PM ET

Probable Pitchers

  • Oakland A’s Sean Manaea: (8-7, 3.26 ERA)
  • Cleveland Indians: Triston McKenzie (1-5, 5.89 ERA)

Oakland A’s vs Cleveland Indians August 10 Betting Matchup: Picks, Odds, Stats and More

MLB Betting Matchup: Washington Nationals vs New York Mets, SNY, 7:10 PM ET

Probable Pitchers

  • Washingon Nationals: Paulo Espino (3-3, 3.66 ERA)
  • New York Mets: Carlos Carrasco (0-0, 3.24 ERA)

Washington Nationals vs New York Mets August 10 Betting Matchup: Picks, Odds, Stats and More

MLB Betting Matchup: Cincinnati Reds vs Atlanta Braves, Bally Sports South, 7:20 PM ET

Probable Pitchers

  • Cincinnati Reds: Sonny Gray (4-6, 4.44 ERA)
  • Atlanta Braves: Drew Smyly (7-3, 4.50 ERA)

Cincinnati Reds vs Atlanta Braves August 10 Betting Matchup: Picks, Odds, Stats and More

MLB Betting Matchup: Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs, Marquee Sports Network, 8:05 PM ET

Probable Pitchers

  • Milwaukee Brewers: Aaron Ashby (0-0, 54.00 ERA)
  • Chicago Cubs: Alec Mills (5-4, 4.41 ERA)

Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs August 10 Betting Matchup: Picks, Odds, Stats and More

MLB Betting Matchup: Colorado Rockies vs Houston Astros, ATT Sportsnet Southwest, 8:10 PM ET

Probable Pitchers

  • Colorado Rockies: Jon Gray (7-7, 3.67 ERA)
  • Houston Astros: Jake Odorizzi (4-6, 4.95 ERA)

Colorado Rockies vs Houston Astros August 10 Betting Matchup: Picks, Odds, Stats and More

MLB Betting Matchup: Chicago White Sox vs Minnesota Twins, Bally Sports North, 8:10 PM ET

Probable Pitchers

  • Chicago White Sox: Dallas Keuchel (7-5, 4.44 ERA)
  • Minnesota Twins: Griffin Jax (2-1, 5.63 ERA)

Chicago White Sox vs Minnesota Twins August 10 Betting Matchup: Picks, Odds, Stats and More

MLB Betting Matchup: New York Yankees vs Kansas City Royals, Bally Sports Kansas City, 8:10 PM ET

Probable Pitchers

  • New York Yankees: Nestor Cortes (0-0, 2.15 ERA)
  • Kansas City Royals: Daniel Lynch (2-3, 6.00 ERA)

New York Yankees vs Kansas City Royals August 10 Betting Matchup: Picks, Odds, Stats and More

MLB Betting Matchup: Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Francisco Giants, NBC Sports Bay Area, 9:45 PM ET

Probable Pitchers

  • Arizona Diamondbacks: Zac Gallen (1-6, 4.62 ERA)
  • San Francisco Giants: Alex Wood (9-3, 4.03 ERA)

Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Francisco Giants August 10 Betting Matchup: Picks, Odds, Stats and More

MLB Betting Matchup: Toronto Blue Jays vs Los Angeles Angels, Sportsnet, 10:07 PM ET

Probable Pitchers

  • Toronto Blue Jays: Ross Stripling (5-6, 4.43 ERA)
  • Los Angeles Angels: Jose Suarez (5-4, 3.60 ERA)

Toronto Blue Jays vs Los Angeles Angels August 10 Betting Matchup: Picks, Odds, Stats and More

MLB Betting Matchup: Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners, ROOT Northwest, 10:10 PM ET

Probable Pitchers

  • Texas Rangers: Kolby Allard (2-10, 5.07 ERA)
  • Seattle Mariners: Logan Gilbert (5-3, 4.14 ERA)

Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners August 10 Betting Matchup: Picks, Odds, Stats and More

MLB Betting Matchup: Miami Marlins vs San Diego Padres, Bally Sports San Diego, 10:10 PM ET

Probable Pitchers

  • Miami Marlins: Braxton Garret (1-1, 3.58 ERA)
  • San Diego Padres: Craig Stammen (5-2, 2.71 ERA)

Miami Marlins vs San Diego Padres August 10 Betting Matchup: Picks, Odds, Stats and More

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