Diamondbacks vs. Dodgers - 7/17/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Dodgers (52-41) at Arizona Diamondbacks (39-53)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 4:10 pm (Chase Field)
Kenta Maeda (8-6) (2.95) vs. Robbie Ray (4-8) (4.72)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks +148 / Los Angeles Dodgers -158 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks play a rubber game Sunday afternoon.
The Los Angeles Dodgers look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 12 games. The Dodgers have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 15 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers offense has been hot lately, and they’ve won 10 of their last 11 games when scoring more than three runs. Corey Seager leads Los Angeles with 108 hits, Adrian Gonzalez has 44 RBI and Justin Turner has 14 home runs. Kenta Maeda gets the nod, and he’s 8-6 with a 2.95 ERA and 107 strikeouts this season. Maeda is 1-0 with a 1.59 ERA and 10 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks need a win after losing 12 of their last 15 games. The Diamondbacks have allowed 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 15 of their last 16 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have an ERA of 4.85 and have lost five straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jean Segura leads Arizona with 111 hits, Paul Goldschmidt has 61 RBI and Jake Lamb has 20 home runs. Robbie Ray takes the hill, and he’s 4-8 with a 4.81 ERA and 115 strikeouts this season. Ray is 2-2 with a 2.40 ERA and 25 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
The Dodgers are 41-20 in their last 61 during game 3 of a series and 7-3 in Maedas last 10 starts. The Diamondbacks are 16-35 in their last 51 home games and 0-4 in Rays last 4 starts. The Dodgers are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Arizona.
Maeda has been very solid all season long and the Diamondbacks haven't won back-to-back games since June 23-24. I'll back the Dodgers here and the reasonable line given the way Arizona continues to play.