Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 8/31/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Dodgers (91-40) at Arizona Diamondbacks (75-58)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 3:40 pm (Chase Field)
Kenta Maeda (12-5) (3.76) vs. Z Greinke (15-6) (3.14)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -116 / Los Angeles Dodgers +106 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSAZ, SNLA
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Thursday in MLB action at Chase Field.
The Los Angeles Dodgers could use a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Dodgers have allowed 16 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have lost five of their last seven games when allowing at least three runs. Offensively, Corey Seager leads the Dodgers with 142 hits and 65 RBI while Chris Taylor and Justin Turner have combined for 247 hits and 123 RBI. Kenta Maeda gets the ball, and he is 12-5 with a 3.76 ERA and 118 strikeouts this season. Maeda is 3-2 with a 4.18 ERA and 50 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks look to stay hot while building on their six-game winning streak. The Diamondbacks have scored 13 runs in this series and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have won seven straight games when scoring at least three runs. Paul Goldschmidt leads the Diamondbacks with 150 hits and 107 RBI while David Peralta and Jake Labm have combined for 247 hits and 140 RBI. Zack Greinke gets the ball, and he is 15-6 with a 3.14 ERA and 182 strikeouts this season. Greinke is 3-4 with a 4.31 ERA and 54 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
The Dodgers are 6-1 in their last 7 Thursday games, 10-3 in their last 13 during game 3 of a series and 13-4 in Maedas last 17 starts. The Diamondbacks are 5-1 in their last 6 Thursday games, 47-23 in their last 70 home games and 15-5 in Greinkes last 20 starts. The Diamondbacks are 0-4 in Greinkes last 4 starts vs. Dodgers, 49-23 in the last 72 meetings and the over is 6-2 in Maedas last 8 starts vs. Diamondbacks.
The Dodgers have finally runned into a cold stretch and are now facing Greinke, who has a 2.36 ERA along with a batting average of .198 at home this season. Greinke does have an ERA of 4.50 in the month of August, but he's been lights out at home and has actually produced wins in 10 of the last 11 home games he's pitched. Have to side with Arizona here.