Arizona Diamondbacks (14-23) at Los Angeles Dodgers (28-10)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 9:40 pm (Dodger Stadium)
Luke Weaver (1-5) (8.23) vs. Clayton Kershaw (4-1) (1.80)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -265 / Arizona Diamondbacks +245 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Thursday in MLB action at Dodger Stadium.
The Arizona Diamondbacks need a win after losing 10 of their last 11 games. The Diamondbacks have scored six runs in their last three games and three or less runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Diamondbacks have lost 10 straight games when scoring three or less runs. Ketel Marte leads the Diamondbacks with 43 hits and 10 RBI while Christian Walker and David Peralta have combined for 77 hits and 46 RBI. Luke Weaver gets the ball, and he is 1-5 with a 8.23 ERA and 34 strikeouts this season. Weaver is 1-1 with a 9.69 ERA and 12 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
The Los Angeles Dodgers look for a win to build on their four-game winning streak. The Dodgers have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The Dodgers have won five straight games when scoring more than two runs. Mookie Betts leads the Dodgers with 42 hits and 27 RBI while Corey Seager and Justin Turner have combined for 72 hits and 45 RBI. Clayton Kershaw gets the ball, and he is 4-1 with a 1.80 ERA and 33 strikeouts this season. Kershaw is 17-10 with a 2.77 ERA and 234 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks are 2-5 in their last 7 Thursday games, 0-4 in their last 4 during game 3 of a series and 1-11 in their last 12 overall. The Dodgers are 41-14 in their last 55 games as a favorite, 67-25 in their last 92 home games and 38-15 in their last 53 Thursday games. The under is 9-3 in Diamondbacks last 12 overall. The over is 5-2-1 in Dodgers last 8 overall. The Diamondbacks are 16-42 in the last 58 meetings in Los Angeles.
Luke Weaver has allowed 19 runs and 31 hits in his last 24 innings, while Clayton Kershaw has allowed six runs and 19 hits in 30 innings this season. In 137 career at bats against current Diamondbacks hitters, Kershaw is allowing a .228 batting average with 42 strikeouts. The Arizona Diamondbacks continue to find ways to lose and the Dodgers continue to find ways to win. With their ace on the hill, the only option I have here is to back the Dodgers and the RL.