Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - 6/8/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Diamondbacks (27-29) at Los Angeles Dodgers (32-25)
MLB Baseball: Monday, June 8, 2015 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
R De La Rosa (4-2) (5.09) vs. M Bolsinger (3-1) (1.98)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -160 / Arizona Diamondbacks +150 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks face on Monday at Dodger Stadium in game one of their MLB series.
The Los Angeles Dodgers lead the National League West but their lead has shrunk and their play of late has been suspect. The Dodgers are 4-6 in their last 10 games, 22-10 at home, and they have just a half of a game lead on the Giants in the NL West. As a team the Dodgers are hitting .259 with Adrian Gonzalez hitting .330, Howie Kendrick hitting .284, and Andre Ethier hitting .282. The Dodgers pitching staff has an ERA of 3.35 with the starters at 3.47 and the bullpen at 3.11. For game one against the Diamondbacks the Dodgers start Michael Bolsinger who has allowed 27 hits and eight earned runs while striking out 28 over 36.1 innings for a 3-1 record and a 1.98 ERA.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks have let some chances get away from them but they are still relevant in the National League West race. The Diamondbacks are 6-4 in their last 10 games, 12-13 on the road, and they are 4.5 games behind the Dodgers in the NL West standings. As a team the Diamondbacks are hitting .266 with Paul Goldschmidt hitting .343, A.J. Pollock hitting .322, and Ender Inciarte hitting .286. The Diamondbacks pitching staff has an ERA of 4.26 with the starters at 4.49 and the bullpen at 3.91. For game one at LA the D-Backs start Rubby De La Rosa who has allowed 66 hits and 39 earned runs while striking out 67 over 69 innings for a 4-2 record and a 5.09 ERA.
Los Angeles is 37-17 in their last 54 home games, 1-5 in their last six games, and 0-5 against a right-handed starter. Arizona is 17-35 in their last 52 road games, 8-3 as a road underdog, and 5-1 in De La Rosa’s last six starts. Arizona is 1-10 in their last 11 games in Los Angeles.
I don’t like the way the Dodgers are playing as it has just been sloppy so laying a big price on them isn’t something I will be doing.