Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - 9/6/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Diamondbacks (81-58) at Los Angeles Dodgers (92-46)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
T Walker (8-7) (3.42) vs. Kenta Maeda (12-6) (4.19)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -170 / Arizona Diamondbacks +150 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Dodgers duke it out in the finale of their three game set from Dodger Stadium on Wednesday.
The Arizona Diamondbacks will look to continue their recent tear, and complete the sweep of L.A., winning their 12th straight and 14th in their last 15 games thanks to a 3-1 extra innings win on Tuesday. Daniel Descalso drove in an RBI double, while Brandon Drury added a pair of unearned runs in the 10th, thanks to an error from Dodgers’ third baseman Justin Turner. J.D. Martinez added a double of his own, while A.J. Pollock and Ketel Marte added base hits as well as the D-Backs put up just four hits as a team in the win. Zack Greinke gave up just the one run on four hits while striking out six over seven innings of work, not factoring in the decision. David Hernandez got the win to improve to 3-0 this season while Fernando Rodney locked up his 35th save of the season. Taijuan Walker will start game three and is 8-7 with a 3.42 ERA and 120 strikeouts this season. In his career, Walker is 1-1 with a 6.14 ERA and 16 strikeouts against the Dodgers.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers will look to salvage a win to snap out of their cold spell, dropping their fifth straight and 11th in their last 12 games after their loss in game two on Tuesday. Yasmani Grandal’s solo homer accounted for the lone Dodger run in the loss, while Chris Taylor, Cody Bellinger, Adrian Gonzalez, Corey Seager and Andre Ethier all chipped in base hits in the losing effort for L.A. Hyun-Jin Ryu gave up one run on three hits, walking five and striking out seven over six innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Pedro Baez gave up the game-deciding hit, taking the loss to fall to 3-4 this season. Kenta Maeda will start the finale and is 12-6 with a 4.19 ERA and 122 strikeouts this season. In his career, Maeda is 3-3 with a 5.19 ERA and 54 strikeouts against Arizona.
Arizona is 14-3 in their last 17 games overall and 5-1 in Walker’s last 6 division starts while the over is 6-3 in their last 9 games overall. Los Angeles is 0-5 in their last 5 division matchups and 17-5 in Maeda’s last 22 home starts while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall. Arizona is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
I’m sorry, but would you turn down the plus money with the way Arizona is playing right now? I didn’t think so. Sure, the Dodgers still have the best record in baseball, and will surely snap out of this lull before the postseason starts, but this is a great price all things considered. Walker has won his last two starts, allowing just one run over his last three starts covering 16.2 innings, while Maeda was rocked for 7 earned in his last start against this same D-Backs squad. Gotta go with the Diamondbacks until they cool off.