Diamondbacks vs. Dodgers - 4/12/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Dodgers (2-3) at Arizona Diamondbacks (3-2)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 4:10 pm (Chase Field)
Z Greinke (0-0) (1.50) vs. J Collmenter (0-1) (7.71)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks +124 / Los Angeles Dodgers -134 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Dodgers face off on Sunday at Chase Field in game three of their weekend NL West MLB series.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have won their first two games of this series including shutting the Dodgers out on Saturday. A.J. Pollack had three hits, Ender Inciarte and Mark Trumbo each had two hit, and Paul Goldschmidt hit a home run as the Diamondbacks scored six runs on 10 hits. Starting pitcher Archie Bradley allowed one hit over six innings while striking out six to get the win. For Sunday’s game the Diamondbacks start Josh Collmenter who allowed 10 hits and five runs, four earned, while striking out four over 4.2 innings to take the loss against the Giants in his first start.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers had no answers on Saturday getting blanked by the D-backs. Adrian Gonzalez and Howie Kendrick had hits as the Dodgers failed to score a run on just two hits. Starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw allowed 10 hits and six runs, five earned, while striking out five over 6.1 innings to take the loss and fall to 1-1 for the season. For Sunday’s game the Dodgers start Zack Greinke who allowed two hits and a run striking out four over 6.0 innings not getting a decision in his first outing against the Padres.
Arizona is 18-37 in their last 55 games, 15-31 as a home underdog, 2-6 in Sunday games, and 1-4 in Collmenter’s last five starts. Los Angles is 37-15 against the NL West, 43-21 as a favorite, 5-0 in Sunday games, and 5-2 in Greinke’s last seven starts as a favorite. Los Angles is 22-9 in the last 31 meetings of these two.
The Dodgers have had a bad series but I look for them to bounce back here and ride Greinke to a win.