Los Angeles Dodgers (12-15) at Arizona Diamondbacks (19-8)
|Date & Time||Monday April 30, 2018, 9:40 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -120 / Los Angeles Dodgers +110 --- Over/Under: 8.5
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Monday in MLB action at Chase Field.
The Los Angeles Dodgers could use a win here after losing five of their last six games. The Dodgers have allowed 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers are just 5-13 this season when allowing at least three runs. Offensively, Cody Bellinger leads the Dodgers with 30 hits and 12 RBI while Chris Taylor and Corey Seager have combined for 55 hits and 23 RBI. Brock Stewart gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 3.41 ERA and 29 strikeouts this season. Stewart is 2-0 with a 3.97 ERA and nine strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Arizona Diamondbacks hope to avoid back-to-back losses for the first time this season. The Diamondbacks have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Arizona Diamondbacks are 14-1 this season when scoring more than three runs. David Peralta leads the Diamondbacks with 29 hits and 16 RBI while A.J. Pollock and Paul Goldschmidt have combined for 53 hits and 32 RBI. Zack Greinke gets the ball, and he is 2-2 with a 4.80 ERA and 32 strikeouts this season. Greinke is 5-4 with a 3.91 ERA and 73 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
The Dodgers are 4-1 in their last 5 Monday games, 5-2 in their last 7 vs. National League West and 5-2 in Stewarts last 7 starts. The Diamondbacks are 11-4 in their last 15 vs. National League West, 11-5 in their last 16 Monday games and 22-8 in Greinkes last 30 home starts. The Dodgers are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings in Arizona, 1-5 in the last 6 meetings and the over is 11-5 in the last 16 meetings.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are back to piling up the losses with sloppy pitching and an offense that has gone cold. It also doesn't help that Yasiel Puig has been placed on the DL with a bruised foot. The Arizona Diamondbacks haven't lost two straight games yet this season and are 9-3 this season at home. Greinke has had his struggles this season, allowing four or more earned runs in three of his last four starts. However, Greinke does have an ERA of 1.42 at home this season in 12.2 innings with an allowed batting average of .178. The fact we're getting an ace pitcher against a struggling Dodgers club at home with the price seems too good to be true. I'll take the bait anyway.