Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 8/9/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Dodgers (79-32) at Arizona Diamondbacks (63-48)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 9:40 pm (Chase Field)
A Wood (13-1) (2.33) vs. Z Greinke (13-4) (3.10)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks +116 / Los Angeles Dodgers -126 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSAZ, SNLA
Down at Chase Field in Phoenix on Wednesday, the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks will be continuing their MLB series.
In Tuesday’s opener, the Diamondbacks scored four runs in the seventh inning on the way to a 6-3 victory.
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For the Wednesday game, the Dodgers will be bringing out lefty Alex Wood. In his 104.1 innings and 13-1 record this year, Wood has a 2.33 ERA with 112 Ks and 29 BBs.
Los Angeles boasts some notable hitters this year. Corey Seager led the way coming into this set with 118 hits, 70 runs, 19 homers and 55 RBI, while Chris Taylor had 104 hits, 62 runs, 15 homers and 54 RBI. In Tuesday’s game, Taylor and Seager each went 1-for-4.
Over on the Diamondbacks’ side, they’re going with RHP Zack Greinke on Wednesday. In his 142.1 innings and 13-4 record this year, Greinke has a 3.10 ERA with 157 Ks and 27 BBs.
Arizona has some big bats as well. Paul Goldschmidt brought 127 hits, 86 runs, 25 homers and 89 RBI into this set, while David Peralta had 109 hits, 61 runs, 10 homers and 36 RBI. Goldschmidt and Peralta each went 1-for-4 on Tuesday as well. .
The Dodgers are 6-2 in their last eight Wednesday games, and 37-15 in their last 52 during game two of a series. LA is also 5-0 in Wood’s last five road starts and 13-3 in Wood’s last 16 starts.
Meanwhile, the Diamondbacks are 9-3 in their last 12 Wednesday games, and 2-5 in their last seven games versus a left-handed starter. Arizona is also 1-8 in their last nine during game two of a series and 13-3 in Greinke’s last 16 starts.
After giving up 11 earned over 11.2 innings in two starts, Wood bounced back with one earned on seven hits in 6.0 innings in his last start. As for Greinke, he had a good couple of starts against the Braves and Cardinals but stumbled in Chicago with six earned on nine hits over 6.0 innings. This is a great pitching matchup, and both offenses can cover if either hurler comes up ineffective. I’d imagine this will be a game to simply sit back and enjoy, but if you’re putting money down I would go with the under, and maybe also the surging Dodgers for a win in an entertaining game. This one’s tough to call, though.