Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 9/12/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Dodgers (80-60) at Arizona Diamondbacks (68-73)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 8:10 pm (Chase Field)
M Bolsinger (6-3) (2.97) vs. R De La Rosa (12-7) (4.49)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks +109 / Los Angeles Dodgers -119 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Dodgers face off on Saturday at Chase Field for game two of their MLB series on National League West teams.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have been seemingly battling uphill all season long and while they aren’t contenders they have been respectable. Until recently the Diamondbacks have been right around the .500 mark but they have mired in the middle of the NL West standings. Paul Godlschmidt has used this season to confirm he is one of the best in baseball rebounding from last year’s season ending injury. A.J. Pollock, David Peralta, and Ender Inciarte have all been strong at the plate hitting above or around .300. For Saturday’s game Arizona starts former Dodger Rubby De La Rosa who has lost two of his last three starts but who has put together a 12-7 mark for the season with a 4.49 ERA.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers have put away the NL West by learning how to win on the road. While the Dodgers have had one of the more impressive home records all season, it hasn’t been until recently that they are just as tough on the road. Adrian Gonzalez got off to a hot start this season but has tailed off but Chase Utley found new life in LA and Carl Crawford looks to finally be at 100 percent. The Dodgers have one of the best one-two punches in baseball with Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke but after that it been putting the pieces together. Michael Bolsinger gets the start for this one and for the season he has put together a 6-3 record and a 2.97 ERA in 17 starts.
Arizona is 1-4 in game two of a series, 4-8 in their last 12 home games, and 7-3 De La Rosa’s last 10 starts. Los Angeles is 5-0 in game two of a series, 13-4 in their last 17 games, and 4-1 in Bolsinger’s last five starts. Los Angeles is 25-8 in their last 33 games against Arizona.
Arizona opened a can on the Dodgers on Friday and look for that momentum to carry over into this one as I see them winning again.