Los Angeles Dodgers (30-12) at Arizona Diamondbacks (15-26)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 9:40 pm (Chase Field)
Walker Buehler (1-0) (3.60) vs. Luke Weaver (1-6) (7.44)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks +196 / Los Angeles Dodgers -215 --- Over/Under: 9 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Tuesday in MLB action at Chase Field.
The Los Angeles Dodgers look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The Dodgers have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 11 of their last 15 games. The Dodgers have won eight of their last 10 games when scoring four or more runs. Mookie Betts leads the Dodgers with 48 hits and 31 RBI while Corey Seager and AJ Pollock have combined for 85 hits and 51 RBI. Walker Buehler gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 3.60 ERA and 34 strikeouts this season. Buehler is 1-0 with a 2.61 ERA and 48 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Arizona Diamondbacks need a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Diamondbacks have scored seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in eight of their last nine games. The Diamondbacks have lost 14 straight games when scoring three or less runs. Ketel Marte leads the Diamondbacks with 47 hits and 13 RBI while Christian Walker and David Peralta have combined for 83 hits and 48 RBI. Luke Weaver gets the ball, and he is 1-6 with a 7.44 ERA and 39 strikeouts this season. Weaver is 1-2 with a 7.85 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
The Dodgers are 21-6 in their last 27 Tuesday games, 39-14 in their last 53 games as a favorite and 39-15 in their last 54 overall. The Diamondbacks are 1-4 in their last 5 Tuesday games, 1-5 in their last 6 home games and 2-15 in their last 17 overall. The over is 8-3-1 in Dodgers last 12 road games. The under is 4-1 in Diamondbacks last 5 overall. The Dodgers are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Arizona.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are not only playing the better baseball, but Buehler is the better pitcher in this matchup. Luke Weaver has allowed 21 runs and 35 hits in his last 29.1 innings. The Arizona Diamondbacks also can't put runs on the board, so when you have a struggling pitcher and no offense, you get automatic fade material. I have no choice but to side with the Dodgers and the RL in this contest.