Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Free Pick 9/16/13
Los Angeles Dodgers (86-63) at Arizona Diamondbacks (75-73)
MLB Baseball: Monday, September 16, 2013 at 9:40 pm (Chase Field)
Hyun-Jin Ryu (L) (13-6) (3.070) vs. Trevor Cahill (R) (5-10) (4.357)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -110 / Los Angeles Dodgers -105 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Prime Ticket, FS-Arizona
The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Dodgers and the face off Monday in Arizona for a National League West matchup.
The Arizona Diamondbacks were the early season leaders in the NL West but now they aren’t even going to make the post season. The Diamondbacks are 5-5 in their last 10 games, 42-32 at home this season, and they are two games over .500. As a team the Diamondbacks are hitting .260 with Paul Goldschmidt hitting .301, Aaron Hill hitting .296, and Martin Prado hitting .280. For game one against the Dodgers the D-Backs start Trevor Cahill who is 6-10 with a 4.22 ERA for the season and 1-0 with a 3.12 ERA in his last three starts.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers are counting down their magic number as they have run away with the N.L. West. The Dodgers are 3-7 in their last 10 games, 46-32 at home this season, and they have a 10.5 game lead in the division race. As a team the Dodgers are hitting .266 with Yasiel Puig hitting .338, Adrian Gonzalez hitting .294, and Andre Ethier hitting .272. For Monday’s game the Dodgers start Hyun-Jin Ryu who is 13-6 with a 3.07 Era and 1-2 with a 4.15 ERA in his last three starts.
Arizona is 2-5 in their last seven games as a favorite, 5-0 in their last five home games against a team with a winning record, and 5-1 in Cahill’s last six starts as a favorite. Los Angles is 24-8 in their last 32 road games, 56-21 in their last 77 games overall, and 10-3 in Ryu’s last 13 starts. Los Angeles has won five of the last six meetings of these two.
I am not expecting a ton of scoring so my first free pick is the under. I also have a FREE PICK on the winning side and I will give that Free Pick out on today's 1stQuarter Podcast.