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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 5/3/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Los Angeles Dodgers (13-17) at Arizona Diamondbacks (21-9)
Date & Time Thursday May 3, 2018, 3:40 PM (EDT)
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The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks +100 / Los Angeles Dodgers -110 --- Over/Under: 7.5
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MLB | Los Angeles Dodgers (13-17) at Arizona Diamondbacks (21-9)
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The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks square off in the finale of their four game set from Chase Field on Thursday afternoon in MLB action.

The Los Angeles Dodgers will look to salvage a split with Arizona after earning a 2-1 victory in game three on Wednesday night. Cody Bellinger opened the scoring with an RBI, going 2 for 4 while Yasmani Grandal added a sac fly RBI that ended up being the game-winner. Alex Verdugo went 2 for 4 with a double, while Matt Kemp and Max Muncy each chipped in base hit as well for the Dodgers in the win. Hyun-Jin Ryu lasted just 1.1 innings before leaving with a groin injury. The Dodgers’ bullpen used five different pitchers, with Tony Hudson getting the win and Kenley Jansen locking down his 4th save of the season. Alex Wood will start game four and is 0-3 with a 4.11 ERA and 30 strikeouts this season. In his career, Wood is 5-4 with a 3.20 ERA and 47 strikeouts against Arizona.

The Arizona Diamondbacks will look to rebound and take the series after dropping game three on Wednesday. John Ryan Murphy accounted for the lone Arizona run, going 2 for 4 with a double, while A.J. Pollock matched that mark at the dish and David Peralta added a double of his own as well. Chris Owings chipped in a base knock to cap off the offense for Arizona in the losing effort. Zack Godley took the loss, giving up just one run on five hits while striking out five over six innings of work to drop to 4-2 this season. Patrick Corbin will start the finale and is 4-0 with a 2.25 ERA and 55 strikeouts this season. In his career, Corbin is 4-9 with a 4.05 ERA and 74 strikeouts against the Dodgers.

Los Angeles is 21-9 in Wood’s last 30 starts and 1-4 in their last 5 road games while the over is 10-3 in their last 13 division matchups. Arizona is 68-33 in their last 101 home games and 16-5 in Corbin’s last 21 home starts while the under is 5-0-1 in their last 6 home games against a left-handed starter. Arizona is 1-5 in Corbin’s last 6 starts against Los Angeles and 1-4 in Corbin’s last 5 home starts against the Dodgers.

I got burned bad by the D-Backs on Wednesday, and Corbin hasn’t been the greatest in his career against L.A. However, something seems off about leaving even money on the table with Corbin, who’s arguably been Arizona’s best pitcher this season and has been very good at home, which has been the story for the D-Backs in general. One win isn’t going to turn me towards the Dodgers just yet, and I need to see some consistency before instilling any faith in the Dodgers, so I’ll take Arizona and the even money here.

Arizona +100

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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