Diamondbacks vs. Dodgers - 6/13/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Dodgers (33-31) at Arizona Diamondbacks (28-37)
MLB Baseball: Monday, June 13, 2016 at 9:40 pm (Chase Field)
M Bolsinger (1-3) (5.76) vs. Z Greinke (8-3) (3.84)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -168 / Los Angeles Dodgers +158 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks begin a three-game series Monday night.
The Los Angeles Dodgers could use a win after losing four of their last six games. The Dodgers have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 12 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers offense has been hit or miss recently, but they have won seven of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Corey Seager leads Los Angeles with 69 hits, Adrian Gonzalez has 31 RBI and Chase Utley has four home runs. Mike Bolsinger gets the nod, and he’s 1-3 with a 5.75 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. Bolsinger is 1-0 with a 3.07 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks haven’t won three straight games since early May. The Diamondbacks have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last six games. The Arizona Diamondbacks offense is red hot at the moment, and they’ve won five of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Jean Segura leads Arizona with 76 hits, Paul Goldschmidt has 39 RBI and Jake Lamb has 11 home runs. Zack Greinke takes the hill, and he’s 8-3 with a 3.84 ERA and 73 strikeouts this season. Greinke is 2-0 with a 2.52 ERA and 26 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
The Dodgers are 5-11 in their last 16 during game 1 of a series and 1-6 in Bolsingers last 7 starts. The Diamondbacks are 13-6 in their last 19 Monday games and 5-0 in Greinkes last 5 starts. The Dodgers are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Arizona and 37-14 in the last 51 meetings overall.
The Dodgers are coming off a late Sunday game against the Giants and now have to travel. The Diamondbacks picked up some confidence after beating the hell out of the Marlins, and now they have their ace on the hill in Greinke. The fact Greinke just spent three years playing for this Dodgers lineup has to help as well.
Give me Arizona.