Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 8/29/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Dodgers (91-38) at Arizona Diamondbacks (73-58)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 9:40 pm (Chase Field)
R Hill (9-5) (3.32) vs. Zack Godley (5-7) (3.15)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks +105 / Los Angeles Dodgers -125 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
The Arizona Diamondbacks host the Los Angeles Dodgers to kick off a three game set from Chase Field on Tuesday.
The Los Angeles Dodgers will look to bounce back after dropping back-to-back games for just the second time since early-June following their 3-2 loss to the Brewers in the series finale on Sunday. Justin Turner went 1 for 3 with a double and an RBI, while Corey Seager added the other Dodgers run in the loss. Austin Barnes and Chase Utley each added a pinch hit as the Dodgers mustered up just four hits as a team in the loss. Yu Darvish took the loss, falling to 2-1 this season after giving up all three runs on six hits while walking three and striking out seven over five innings of work. Rich Hill will get the nod in the opener and is 9-5 with a 3.32 ERA and 122 strikeouts this season. In his career, Hill is 1-3 with a 4.12 ERA and 36 strikeouts against Arizona.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks will look to build on a four game winning streak after completing the sweep of the Giants including an 11-0 win in the series finale on Sunday. Paul Goldschmidt led the way, going 2 for 3 with a home run and three RBIs. J.D. Martinez belted out a pair of solo homers, while Daniel Descalso added a solo shot of his own, going 3 for 4 at the plate. Chris Herrmann also added a pair of RBIs, while Brandon Drury added an RBI of his own in the win. Gregor Blanco, Adam Rosales and starting pitcher Patrick Corbin each added base hits in the winning effort for the D-Backs. Speaking of Corbin, he got the win after throwing seven innings of five hit, shutout baseball, striking out eight to improve to 12-11 this season with the victory. Zack Godley will start the opener and is 5-7 with a 3.15 ERA and 124 strikeouts this season. In his career, Godley is 3-9 with a 4.42 ERA and 62 strikeouts against the Dodgers.
Los Angeles is 56-13 in their last 69 games overall and 4-1 in Hill's last 5 road starts while the under is 6-1 in Hill's last 7 division starts. Arizona is 4-0 in their last 4 games against a left-handed starter and 5-2 in Godley's last 7 home starts while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall. The Dodgers are 49-22 in the last 71 meetings between these two teams.
The plus money with Arizona is tempting as it’s hard to get the D-Backs on their own field as an underdog. But the Dodgers are still the Dodgers, the best team in baseball right now. Even with Hill having struggles against the D-Backs in his career, he still managed to take a no-hitter into extra innings in his last start. Godley on the other hand, has lost his last three starts, and facing the Dodgers could make it four, considering Godley’s immense struggles in his career against L.A. You won’t get the Dodgers at prices like this down the stretch, so based on value alone, the Dodgers are the pick here.