Los Angeles Dodgers at Arizona Diamondbacks
|Date & Time||Monday June 24, 2019, 9:40 PM (EDT)|
Arizona Diamondbacks +125 / Los Angeles Dodgers -145
The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks meet in the opener of a three game NL West division set in MLB action from Chase Field on Monday.
The Los Angeles Dodgers will look to build on their current six game winning streak after a 6-3 win over Colorado on Sunday, completing the sweep of the Rockies in the process. Chris Taylor opened the scoring for the Dodgers with a three run home run while Will Smith walked the game off with a three run homer in the bottom of the 9th, rounding out the Dodgers’ scoring as a team in the win. Enrique Hernandez had a pair of doubles while Matt Beaty went 2 for 4. Alex Verdugo and Kenta Maeda each had base hits as well to finish off Los Angeles’ offense as a team in the victory. Maeda gave up two runs on seven hits while striking out six over seven innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Kenley Jansen picked up the win in relief to improve to 3-2 on the year. Clayton Kershaw will start game one and is 7-1 with a 2.85 ERA and 73 strikeouts this season. In his career, Kershaw is 16-9 with a 2.59 ERA and 220 strikeouts against Arizona.
The Arizona Diamondbacks will look to build some momentum after snapping a six game losing streak with a 3-2 win over San Francisco, avoiding the sweep in the process. Tim Locastro went 2 for 5 with two RBIs while Christian Walker went 3 for 4 with a double and an RBI to finish off Arizona’s scoring as a team in the win. Eduardo Escobar added a pair of hits as well to cap off Arizona’s offense in the victory as the D-Backs had seven hits as a team in the victory. Merrill Kelly gave up two runs on four hits while striking out nine over six innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Matt Andriese got the win in relief to improve to 4-4 on the year. Zack Greinke will start the opener and is 8-3 with a 2.91 ERA and 87 strikeouts this season. In his career, Greinke is 7-6 with a 4.28 ERA and 97 strikeouts against the Dodgers.
Los Angeles is 56-13 in Kershaw’s last 69 division starts and 38-14 in their last 52 games overall while the under is 8-1-3 in their last 12 Monday games. Arizona is 0-4 in Greinke’s last 4 division starts and 1-6 in their last 7 games overall while the over is 8-2 in Greinke’s last 10 home starts. Los Angeles is 8-2 in Kershaw’s last 10 starts against Arizona.
I’ve seriously considered the plus money with Arizona, given that there’s some solid value with an ace like Greinke on the mound at home. However, Greinke has slightly better numbers on the road than at home this season, and like it or not, the Dodgers are playing some of the best baseball in the majors right now. Kershaw has been solid in his own right up to this point, and this is one of the few times where you get a decent price with Kershaw. Given the recent form of both teams, side by side, I like the Dodgers to draw first blood in this one so I’ll lay the juice with L.A. on the road.