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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Free Pick 9/17/13

Los Angeles Dodgers (86-64) at Arizona Diamondbacks (76-73)

MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 9:40 pm (Chase Field)

Zack Greinke (R) (14-3) (2.745) vs. Patrick Corbin (L) (14-6) (2.924)

The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -108 / Los Angeles Dodgers +103 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds


The Los Angeles Dodgers will be trying to avoid going down two games to none to the Diamondbacks on Tuesday in Phoenix.

The Arizona Diamondbacks are coming off a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday.  The Dbacks had Cahill on the mound against the Dodgers, and Cahill had a solid outing, lasting five and a thirds innings, while giving up just one run off of two hits.  The Diamondbacks will be hoping for a similar performance on Tuesday from Patrick Corbin.  Corbin is 3-1 lifetime against the Dodgers with an ERA of 2.27 and a WHIP of 1.33.  The Diamondbacks bullpen used three different arms to finish out the game against the Dodgers, with each pitcher throwing an inning or more.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Free Pick 9/17/13

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The Los Angeles Dodgers were not able to find their offense on Monday against the Diamondbacks.  Los Angeles got a solid performance from their starter, Ryu, who lasted eight full innings, giving up just two runs off of two hits.  The Dodgers will have stud Zack Greinke on the mound on Tuesday against these Diamondbacks.  Greinke has seven career starts against Arizona, and in those starts, Greinke is 1-3 with an ERA of 5.66 and a WHIP of 1.52.  The Dodgers are basically in cruise control mode right now as Los Angeles has a nine and a half game lead over the Diamondbacks in the West. 

The Los Angeles Dodgers are a solid 40-31 on the road this season, while the Diamondbacks are 42-32 at home on the year.  The Dodgers are an even 24-24 against left handed starters, while the Diamondbacks are 51-52 against righties.

The Dodgers are a little banged up as Crawford is listed as questionable for tonight’s game against Arizona, and Either will be out as well.  Greinke has really struggled against the Diamondbacks in his career, but lately, he has been killing it.  Over Greinke’s last three starts, the Dodgers starter has an ERA of 1.89, and a WHIP of 1.000.  Meanwhile, Corbin over his last three starts has an ERA of 4.19 and a WHIP of 1.500.  I think we are getting some decent value here with the Dodgers due to the fact they are a little banged up, on cruise control and Greinke has traditionally struggled against Arizona.  Not my favorite play, but at this price I’ll take the Dodgers against the Dbacks on Tuesday.

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