Dodgers vs. Diamondbacks - 4/12/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Diamondbacks (2-5) at Los Angeles Dodgers (4-3)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 4:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
P Corbin (0-1) (5.14) vs. Kenta Maeda (1-0) (0.00)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -155 / Arizona Diamondbacks +145 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSAZ, SNLA
The Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers begin a three-game series Tuesday afternoon.
The Arizona Diamondbacks could use a nice victory after losing four of their last five games. The Diamondbacks issues start with a pitching staff that’s allowed 11 runs in their last two games and four or more runs in six of their first seven games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have lost seven of their last eight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jean Segura leads Arizona with 11 hits, Paul Goldschmidt has seven RBI and Jake Lamb has one home run. Patrick Corbin gets the ball, and he’s 0-1 with a 5.14 ERA and six strikeouts this season. Corbin is 3-4 with a 4.09 ERA and 26 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers also could use a win after losing three of four against the Giants. The Dodgers pitching staff has been a hit or miss lately, allowing zero runs in three games against the Padres but 26 runs in four games against the Giants. The Los Angeles Dodgers have lost 10 straight regular season games when allowing more than three runs. Adrian Gonzalez leads Los Angeles with 12 hits, Corey Seager has four RBI and Yasiel Puig has one home run. Kenta Maeda takes the hill, and he’s 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA and four strikeouts this season. This will be Maeda’s first career game against the Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks are 4-0 in their last 4 Tuesday games and 4-1 in Corbins last 5 road starts. The Dodgers are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series and 6-1 in their last 7 games following a loss. The Diamondbacks are 5-17 in the last 22 meetings in Los Angeles and 15-36 in the last 51 meetings overall.
Maeda looked terrific in his major league debut and now gets a struggling Diamondbacks at home. You have to like Los Angeles in this spot with the way both pitchers looked in their first game.