Los Angeles Dodgers at Arizona Diamondbacks Game 3 - 10/9/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Dodgers (105-58) at Arizona Diamondbacks (94-70)
MLB Baseball: Monday, October 9, 2017 at 10:08 pm (Chase Field)
Y Darvish (10-12) (3.81) vs. Z Greinke (17-7) (3.32)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks +105 / Los Angeles Dodgers -125 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Down at Chase Field in Phoenix on Monday, the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks will be meeting up for Game 3 of their National League Division Series.
In the Friday opener, the Dodgers secured a 9-5 win. On Saturday, LA kept it going with four runs in the fifth inning on the way to an 8-5 victory.
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For the Monday Game 3, the Dodgers will be bringing out RHP Yu Darvish. In his 186.2 innings and 10-12 record this year, Darvish put up a 3.86 ERA With 209 Ks and 58 BBs.
The Dodgers have some key bats this year. Corey Seager led the way in the regular season with 159 hits, 85 runs, 22 homers and 77 RBI while Chris Taylor managed 148 hits, 85 runs, 21 homers and 72 RBI. Taylor had a hit and an RBI on Saturday, while Seager logged one hit.
Over on the Diamondbacks’ side, they’re going with RHP Zack Greinke on Monday. Across his 202.1 innings and 17-7 record this year, Greinke put up a 3.20 ERA with 215 Ks and 45 BBs.
Arizona has a good offense as well. Paul Goldschmidt put up 166 hits, 117 runs, 36 homers and 120 RBI to lead the team in the regular season; David Peralta was second with 154 hits, 82 runs, 14 homers and 57 RBI. Goldschmidt ripped a two-run homer on Saturday; Peralta went 0-for-4.
The Dodgers are 4-0 in their last four versus the NL West and 4-0 in their last four divisional playoff games. LA is also 5-13 in their last 18 playoff road games and 71-33 in their last 104 overall.
Meanwhile, the Diamondbacks are 10-1 in their last 11 during game three of a series and 4-0 in their last four divisional playoff home games. Arizona is also 4-0 in their last four games after losing the first two games of a series and 10-1 in their last 11 during game three of a series.
After a couple of rough starts (10 earned in 7.1 innings), Darvish closed out the year strong with just one earned over his last three outings—a span of 19.1 innings. As for Greinke, this will be his first appearance since getting touched up for four earned on six hits in 3.2 innings against Colorado in the Wild Card Game. I expect Greinke to come out and pitch better to redeem himself here, so I’m tempted to take the Diamondbacks for the victory in this one.