Dodgers vs. Diamondbacks - 7/30/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Diamondbacks (42-61) at Los Angeles Dodgers (58-45)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 9:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
Braden Shipley (0-1) (10.13) vs. S Kazmir (9-3) (4.35)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -200 / Arizona Diamondbacks +185 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers play game two of their series Saturday night.
The Arizona Diamondbacks could use a win after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Diamondbacks have allowed 16 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in 10 of their last 11 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have an ERA of 4.85 and have lost nine of their last 11 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jean Segura leads Arizona with 128 hits, Paul Goldschmidt has 68 RBI and Jake Lamb has 21 home runs. Braden Shipley gets the nod, and he’s 0-1 with a 10.13 ERA and four strikeouts this season. This will be Shipley’s first career game against the Dodgers.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers look to keep rolling after winning five of their last seven games. The Dodgers have scored 13 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers offense is picking up lately, and they’ve won five straight games when scoring more than three runs. Corey Seager leads Los Angeles with 122 hits, Adrian Gonzalez has 51 RBI and Justin Turner has 18 home runs. Scott Kazmir takes the hill, and he’s 9-3 with a 4.35 ERA and 117 strikeouts this season. This will be Kazmir’s second career game against the Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 4-10 in their last 14 vs. National League West. The Dodgers are 9-3 in their last 12 vs. National League West and 6-0 in Kazmirs last 6 starts. The Diamondbacks are 7-20 in the last 27 meetings in Los Angeles.
The Diamondbacks are one of those teams that's waiting for the offseason to arrive, as they're pitching staff cotninues to get rocked nightly. It doesn't matter how well the Dodgers are playing, you just can't back the Diamondbacks in no way shape or form.