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MLB Friday Betting Trends & Stat Insights Phillies vs Dodgers - Kyle Gibson, Clayton Kershaw, Cody Bellinger

Philadelphia Phillies at Los Angeles Dodgers, 10:10 pm EDT.

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Editor's Note: Clayton Kershaw has been ruled out.

Philadelphia's designated hitter Bryce Harper looks to continue his strong season as he takes on Freddie Freeman and the Dodgers. This season Harper is batting .288 with 9 home runs, 27 runs, 26 RBIs, and 6 stolen bases. Today he has a THE BAT X projection of .263 Avg, .313 wOBA and .14 HRs. On the Dodgers side, Freeman has shined this year (.310 Avg, 3 HRs, 20 Rs, 13 RBIs, & 2 SBs). He's projected performance today is a .369 wOBA, and .18 HRs.

Phillies Insights:

  1. Kyle Gibson has used his sinker 7.2% more often this year (41.7%) than he did last year (34.5%).market

  2. The Los Angeles Dodgers have just one righthanded pitcher in their bullpen, so Kyle Schwarber can likely count on of never losing the platoon advantage.

  3. Projected catcher J.T. Realmuto grades out as an elite pitch framer, via THE BAT projection system.

Dodgers Insights:

  1. Clayton Kershaw's 89.9 mph fastball velocity this year is in the 10th percentile among starting

  2. Extreme fly ball batters like Cody Bellinger are generally more successful against extreme ground ball pitchers like Kyle Gibson.

  3. The Los Angeles Dodgers bullpen projects as the 2nd-best in MLB, via THE BAT.

Betting Trends:

  1. The Philadelphia Phillies have hit the 1H Total Over in 18 of their last 27 games (+8.15 Units / 28% ROI)

  2. The Los Angeles Dodgers have hit the 1H Run Line in 17 of their last 26 games (+5.70 Units / 17% ROI)

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