Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Dodgers Game 2 - 10/7/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Diamondbacks (94-69) at Los Angeles Dodgers (104-58)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 9:08 pm (Dodger Stadium)
Robbie Ray (15-5) (2.90) vs. R Hill (12-8) (3.32)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers TBA / Arizona Diamondbacks TBA --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
On Saturday evening out at Dodger Stadium, the National League Division Series between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Dodgers will be picking back up with Game 2.
In the Friday Game 1, the Dodgers scored four runs in the first inning and three more in the fourth on the way to a 9-5 victory.
USA TODAY Sports
For Saturday’s game, the Diamondbacks will be bringing out RHP Robbie Ray. In his 162.0 innings and 15-5 record this year, Ray has a 2.89 ERA with 218 Ks.
Arizona has some notable bats this year. Paul Goldschmidt led the way in the regular season with 166 hits, 117 runs, 36 homers and 120 RBI while David Peralta had 154 hits, 82 runs, 14 homers and 57 RBI. Goldschmidt and Peralta combined to go 0-for-7 on Friday.
Over on the Dodgers’ side, they’re rolling with lefty Rich Hill on Saturday. In his 135.2 innings and 12-8 record this year, Hill posted a 3.32 ERA with 166 Ks and 49 BBs.
LA has some key hitters as well. Corey Seager was tops on the team in the regular season with 159 hits, 85 runs, 22 homers and 77 RBI; Chris Taylor had 148 hits, 85 runs, 21 homers and 72 RBI. Taylor had a hit and two runs on Friday; Seager had two hits, three runs and two RBI.
The Diamondbacks are 2-5 in their last seven during game two of a series and the under is 6-2 in their last eight Saturday games. Arizona is 21-9 in their last 30 versus the NL West and 25-12 in their last 37 overall.
Meanwhile, the Dodgers are 19-7 in their last 26 Saturday games and 26-11 in their last 37 in game two of a series. LA is also 8-0 in HIll’s last eight Saturday starts and 1-5 in Hill’s last six home starts versus a team with a winning record.
After coughing up 10 earned across three starts a span of 14.2 innings (part of an 0-4 run) in August, Hill has righted the ship with just two earned across three starts in 18.0 innings—and he was 3-0 in that span. As for Ray, he’s back again after 2.1 innings of relief in the Wild Card game. In five starts against the Dodgers this year, Ray allowed only eight earned and struck out a whopping 53 batters. This might be a good spot for the D-Backs to get a win, so I’m going to go with Arizona.