Diamondbacks vs. Dodgers - 9/16/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Dodgers (82-64) at Arizona Diamondbacks (62-84)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 16, 2016 at 9:40 pm (Chase Field)
Kenta Maeda (14-9) (3.28) vs. Z Greinke (12-6) (4.54)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks +119 / Los Angeles Dodgers -129 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks play game two of their series Friday night.
The Los Angeles Dodgers look for some consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Dodgers have scored five runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Dodgers offense has gone ice cold recently, and they’ve lost four of their last five games when scoring three or less runs. Corey Seager leads Los Angeles with 179 hits, Adrian Gonzalez has 79 RBI and Justin Turner has 27 home runs. Kenta Maeda gets the ball, and he’s 14-9 with a 3.28 ERA and 159 strikeouts this season. Maeda is 2-1 with a 3.18 ERA and 28 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks look to build on their impressive four-game winning streak. The Diamondbacks have scored 29 runs in their last three games and six or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Arizona Diamondbacks offense has caught fire recently, and they've won six of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Jean Segura leads Arizona with 182 hits, Paul Goldschmidt has 84 RBI and Yasmany Tomas has 29 home runs. Zack Greinke takes the hill, and he’s 12-6 with a 4.54 ERA and 123 strikeouts this season. Greinke is 3-1 with a 4.17 ERA and 38 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
The Dodgers are 9-3 in their last 12 during game 2 of a series and 7-2 in Maedas last 9 starts. The Diamondbacks are 2-8 in their last 10 during game 2 of a series and 11-5 in Greinkes last 16 starts. The Dodgers are 39-15 in the last 54 meetings.
The Dodgers continue to struggle with consistency and now their offense has taken a nose dive the last week. Meanwhile, the Diamondbacks offense is red hot and they've won four straight. The bottom line is we're getting plus money with the hotter team at home with an ace on the hill.
How can you not back Arizona in this spot?