Diamondbacks vs. Dodgers - 9/17/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Dodgers (83-64) at Arizona Diamondbacks (62-85)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 8:10 pm (Chase Field)
B Norris (6-10) (5.05) vs. S Miller (2-11) (7.12)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks +130 / Los Angeles Dodgers -150 --- Over/Under: 10.5 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks play game thee of their series Saturday night.
The Los Angeles Dodgers look for some consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Dodgers have allowed nine runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last seven games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have an ERA of 3.71 and have won eight of their last 10 games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Corey Seager leads Los Angeles with 179 hits, Adrian Gonzalez has 79 RBI and Justin Turner has 27 home runs. Bud Norris gets the ball, and he’s 6-10 with a 5.05 ERA and 102 strikeouts this season. Norris is 1-7 with a 12.49 ERA and 27 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks could use a win after losing seven of their last 11 games. The Diamondbacks have scored 20 runs in their last three games and six or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Arizona Diamondbacks offense has picked up as of late, and they’ve won six of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Jean Segura leads Arizona with 184 hits, Paul Goldschmidt has 85 RBI and Yasmany Tomas has 29 home runs. Shelby Miller takes the hill, and he’s 2-11 with a 6.91 ERA and 60 strikeouts this season. Miller is 1-2 with a 7.02 ERA and 10 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
The Dodgers are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series and 2-5 in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a losing record. The Diamondbacks are 6-2 in their last 8 during game 3 of a series and 1-5 in Millers last 6 starts. The Dodgers are 39-16 in the last 55 meetings.
The Dodgers are still playing for something and the Diamondbacks usually show their true colors against good teams. Also, Miller has been downright garbage this season, which includes allowing 10 earned runs in his last three starts. While the juice may be a bit heavy, the road team should win here again.