Los Angeles Dodgers (12-17) at Arizona Diamondbacks (21-8)
|Date & Time||Wednesday May 2, 2018, 9:40 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -127 / Los Angeles Dodgers +117 --- Over/Under: 8
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Wednesday in MLB action at Chase Field.
The Los Angeles Dodgers could use a bounce back victory after losing seven of their last eight games. The Dodgers have allowed 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven straight games. The Los Angeles Dodgers are a brutal 5-15 this season when allowing at least three runs. Offensively, Chris Taylor leads the Dodgers with 31 hits and 10 RBI while Cody Bellinger and Yasmani Grandal have combined for 59 hits and 34 RBI. Hyun-Jin Ryu gets the ball, and he is 3-0 with a 2.22 ERA and 34 strikeouts this season. Ryu is 3-3 with a 3.98 ERA and 52 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Arizona Diamondbacks look for yet another victory after winning nine of their last 12 games. The Diamondbacks have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have won nine of their last 10 games when scoring more than one run. A.J. Pollock leads the Diamondbacks with 31 hits and 25 RBI while David Peralta and Paul Goldschmidt have combined for 56 hits and 28 RBI. Zack Godley gets the ball, and he is 4-1 with a 3.81 ERA and 28 strikeouts this season. Godley is 2-2 with a 3.79 ERA and 34 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
The Dodgers are 1-6 in their last 7 Wednesday games, 1-5 in Ryus last 6 road starts and 3-7 in Ryus last 10 starts. The Diamondbacks are 8-2 in their last 10 Wednesday games, 9-4 in Godleys last 13 home starts and 4-1 in Godleys last 5 starts. The Dodgers are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings in Arizona, 1-7 in the last 8 meetings and the over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are simply falling apart and have been money burners all season long, as you're sitting on a nice profit just by blindly fading them. Godley is allowing just a .227 batting average with a 2.19 ERA in 12.1 innings at home this season. Godley is also allowing just a .231 batting average with 27 strikeouts in 130 at bats against current Dodgers. Ryu has allowed a combined four earned runs in his last four starts, and while that's giving the Dodgers a chance to win, they can't hit to back him up. I have to back the hot Arizona Diamondbacks and the cheap price, even if it's more of a fade from the slumping Dodgers.