Diamondbacks vs. Dodgers - 7/15/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Dodgers (51-40) at Arizona Diamondbacks (38-52)
MLB Baseball: Friday, July 15, 2016 at 9:40 pm (Chase Field)
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The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks / Los Angeles Dodgers --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks play game one of their series Friday night.
The Los Angeles Dodgers look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 14 games. The Dodgers have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 14 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers offense has picked up lately, and they’ve won 12 of their last 14 games when scoring more than three runs. Corey Seager leads Los Angeles with 105 hits, Adrian Gonzalez has 44 RBI and Justin Turner has 13 home runs. Bud Norris gets the nod, and he’s 4-7 with a 3.98 ERA and 73 strikeouts this season. Norris is 0-7 with a 13.92 ERA and 22 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks are desperate for a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Diamondbacks have allowed 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 17 straight games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have an ERA of 4.77 and have lost 12 of their last 14 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jean Segura leads Arizona with 110 hits, Paul Goldschmidt has 58 RBI and Jake Lamb has 20 home runs. As far as a starting pitcher, the Diamondbacks didn’t release a name by the time this article was posted.
The Dodgers are 3-8 in their last 11 games following an off day and 8-1 in their last 9 vs. National League West. The Diamondbacks are 1-4 in their last 5 games following an off day and 0-4 in their last 4 vs. National League West. The Dodgers are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Arizona and 39-15 in the last 54 meetings overall.
Even without knowing a starting pitcher for the Diamondbacks, I'm not sure it matters here. Arizona has allowed four or more runs in 17 straight games, so odds are it's going to be more of the same regardless of who takes the mound. You have to side with the Dodgers here.