Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - 9/21/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Diamondbacks (71-78) at Los Angeles Dodgers (85-63)
MLB Baseball: Monday, September 21, 2015 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
J Chacin (0-1) (2.95) vs. B Anderson (9-8) (3.35)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -176 / Arizona Diamondbacks +166 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks face off on Monday in Los Angeles in a matchup of National League West teams.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are in control of their own destiny as they lead the NL West with two weeks left to go in the season. The Dodgers are 5-5 in their last 10 games, 50-24 at home, and they have a 7.5 game lead over the Giants in the NL West. AS a team the Dodgers are hitting .252 with Andre Ethier hitting .293, Adrian Gonzalez hitting .280, and Carl Crawford hitting .265. The Dodgers pitching staff has an ERA of 3.38 with the starters at 3.12 and the bullpen at 3.93. For game one against the Diamondbacks the Dodgers start Brett Anderson who has allowed 170 hits and 61 earned runs while striking out 111 over 164 innings for a 9-8 record and a 3.35 ERA.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks are playing out the season and while they will come up short of their goals they have done some things well and have some players to build with. The Diamondbacks are 5-5 in their last 10 games, 36-38 on the road, and they are 14.5 games back in the NL West. As a team the Diamondbacks are hitting .265 with A.J. Pollock hitting .319, Paul Goldschmidt hitting .315, and David Peralta hitting .311. The Diamondbacks pitching staff has an ERA of 4.03 with the starters at 4.03 with the starters at 4.43 and the bullpen at 3.41. For game one in LA the Diamondbacks start Jhoulys Chacin who has allowed 15 hits and six earned runs while striking out 14 over 18.1 innings for a 0-1 record and a 2.95 ERA.
Los Angeles is 4-1 against a team with a winning record, 18-6 in their last 24 games, and 5-1 in Anderson’s last six starts against the NL West. Arizona is 8-3 in their last 11 Monday games, 13-5 in game one of a series, and 9-24 in their last 33 games against a team with a winning record.
I don't love this game but it looks like a reasonable spot to take a chance at the nice price with the Diamondbacks.