Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Pick, Odds, Prediction 4/11/14
Los Angeles Dodgers (6-4) at Arizona Diamondbacks (3-8)
MLB Baseball: Friday, April 11, 2014 at 9:40 pm (Chase Field)
Hyun-Jin Ryu (L) (1-1) (3.857) vs. Brandon McCarthy (R) (0-1) (7.814)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks +108 / Los Angeles Dodgers -118 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Dodgers head to the desert on Friday to face off against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks are going to be hosting the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night, with Brandon McCarthy on the hill. McCarthy has had a rough start to the 2014 season, going 0-7 with an ERA of 7.82. The Diamondbacks righty has three career starts against the Dodgers, and has done well against Los Angeles, going 2-0 with an ERA of 2.79 and a WHIP of 1.14. In McCarthy’s last outing against the Dodgers, he lasted six innings, allowing three runs off of ten hits, earning the win over Los Angeles.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers head to Arizona on Friday night to face the Diamondbacks. The Dodgers plan to have Hyun-jin Ryu on the hill on Friday against the D-backs. Ryu is 1-1 to start the season, with an ERA of 3.86 while striking out 14. The Dodgers starter does have experience against the Diamondbacks, having started six times against Arizona, going 2-2 with an ERA of 4.00 and a solid WHIP of 1.25. Ryu, in his last outing against the Diamondbacks, lasted five innings, striking out 12, and completely shutting down the Diamondbacks lineup.
The Dodgers are 4-0 in their last four games against a team with a losing record, and the Dodgers are 4-1 in their last five games as a favorite on the road. The Dodgers are 4-1 in the last five Friday starts for Ryu.
The Diamondbacks are 2-5 in their last seven home games against a team with a winning record, and Arizona is 2-5 in their last seven games at home against a lefty starter.
I hate laying points on the road here, but I have to take the Dodgers. Los Angeles is a solid team, and with a solid starter like Ryu on the mound, Los Angeles should have enough to get the win on Friday night.