Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Pick-Odds-Prediction - 9/5/14
Arizona Diamondbacks (58-81) at Los Angeles Dodgers (78-62)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 5, 2014 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
Vidal Nuno (L) (2-9) (4.175) vs. Dan Haren (R) (11-10) (4.270)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -160 / Arizona Diamondbacks +150 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Dodger host game one of a weekend set with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The Arizona Diamondbacks haven't had alot to cheer about throughout the season so a few wins is a good thing. The Diamondbacks have won back to back contests after a 5-1 victory at Petco Park on Thursday. Randall Delgado took the mound in a rare start and was in top form with a two hit shutout over five frames. The Snakes pounded out 13 hits and walked twice with four players knocking in runs with five scoring. Left hander Vidal Nuno looks to get his first win for Arizona against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Nuno has been throwing the ball well enough to win but is 0-4 with a 3.23 ERA with the Diamondbacks going 1-9 in his starts.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers are playing .500 baseball over the past few weeks which has been enough to hold off San Francisco for the National League West lead. The Dodgers need a hot streak to regain some momentum especially after blowing a 9th inning lead in Wednesday's 8-5 loss to visiting Washington. Carlos Frias tossed six scoreless innings before Kenley Jansen gave up three runs to erase a 2-0 lead. Brandon League allowed two more in the 11th with Kevin Correia allowing three in the 12th for the loss as the late inning relief was horrific. Carl Crawford and Justin Turner pounded two run homers to pace a 13 hit attack. Veteran Dan Haren toes the rubber in the series opener versus the Arizona Diamondbacks. Haren can be erratic at times and is 11-10 with a 4.27 ERA covering 27 outings where the Dodgers have gone 13-14.
The Dodgers might be first in the West but they have been far from dependable. I think laying chalk with this team is extremely risky so I'd be careful...