2019-08-31 20:05:00 EDT
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Saturday in MLB action at Chase Field.
The Los Angeles Dodgers look for a victory after splitting their last 12 games. The Dodgers have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in their last four games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have won eight of their last 11 games when scoring four or more runs. Cody Bellinger leads the Dodgers with 145 hits and 100 RBI while Justin Turner and Max Muncy have combined for 243 hits and 151 RBI. Clayton Kershaw gets the ball, and he is 13-3 with a 2.76 ERA and 159 strikeouts this season. Kershaw is 16-9 with a 2.69 ERA and 222 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Arizona Diamondbacks look to build on their five-game winning streak. The Diamondbacks have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 15 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have won seven straight games when scoring four or more runs. Ketel Marte leads the Diamondbacks with 164 hits and 77 RBI while Eduardo Escobar and Nick Ahmed have combined for 265 hits and 181 RBI. Robbie Ray gets the ball, and he is 11-7 with a 3.86 ERA and 193 strikeouts this season. Ray is 7-5 with a 2.97 ERA and 155 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
The Dodgers are 6-1 in their last 7 Saturday games, 53-23 in their last 76 during game 3 of a series and 38-14 in Kershaws last 52 Saturday starts. The Diamondbacks are 6-1 in their last 7 vs. National League West, 2-5 in their last 7 Saturday games and 7-2 in Rays last 9 starts. The Dodgers are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Arizona, 4-9 in Kershaws last 13 road starts vs. Diamondbacks and 8-3 in Kershaws last 11 starts vs. Diamondbacks. The under is 3-1-2 in Rays last 6 starts overall. The over is 6-2 in Kershaws last 8 starts overall.
Kershaw has allowed 22 hits and nine runs in his last 33 innings, and he has a 3.14 ERA and .203 allowed batting average on the road. Ray has allowed 12 hits and seven runs in his last 18 innings, and he has a 3.90 ERA and .223 allowed batting average at home. The Arizona Diamondbacks are hot and have one of their better pitchers on the mound, so a case can be made for the plus money. However, the Dodgers rarely lose with Kershaw on the mound, and they’re even 11-4 in their last 15 games with him as a road favorite. I have to eat the reasonable juice with the road team.