Arizona Diamondbacks (25-64) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (54-34)
July 10, 2021 10:10 pm EDT
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -275 / Arizona Diamondbacks +226; Over/Under: 7.5
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The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Dodgers meet in an NL West division matchup from Dodger Stadium on Saturday.
The Arizona Diamondbacks will look to build on a 5-2 upset win over the Dodgers on Friday. Eduardo Escobar had a two-run home run while Daulton Varsho, Josh Reddick and David Peralta each had an RBI to make up the rest of the scoring for the D-Backs in the win. Pavin Smith and Christian Walker each had a double while Josh Rojas added a base hit as well to cap off Arizona’s offense as a team in the win. Taylor Widener gave up one run on three hits in 4.1 innings in the start, but it was Brett de Geus that got the win in relief and Joakim Soria closed the door for his 3rd save. Caleb Smith will start here and is 2-5 with a 3.45 ERA and 80 strikeouts this season. In his career, Smith is 1-1 with a 2.65 ERA and 17 strikeouts against the Angels.
The Los Angeles Dodgers will look to bounce back from a surprising loss to Arizona last time out. A.J. Pollock went 2 for 3 with a solo home run and a double while Mookie Betts had an RBI as well to round out the scoring for the Dodgers in defeat. Max Muncy had a double while Justin Turner and Will Smith each had a base hit as well as the Dodgers had just five hits as a team in the loss. David Price threw three shutout innings in the start, but it was Darien Nunez that took the loss in relief to drop to 0-1 on the year. Walker Buehler will start here and is 8-1 with a 2.49 ERA and 107 strikeouts this season. In his career, Buehler is 3-0 with a 2.47 ERA and 68 strikeouts against Arizona.
Arizona is 9-45 in their last 54 games overall and 3-12 in their last 15 game two matchups while the over is 8-0 in their last 8 Saturday games. Los Angeles is 53-20 in their last 73 home games and 43-17 in their last 60 division games while the over is 8-3 in their last 11 Saturday games.
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I get the case that could be made for Arizona here, but do we really trust the D-Backs to put up consistent offense and hold the Dodgers down two days straight? No I didn’t think so. With that said though, I’m siding with the under. Caleb Smith hasn’t pitched all that bad for Arizona and Walker Buehler’s been stifling for the Dodgers this season. Give me the under here.