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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 6/3/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Los Angeles Dodgers at Arizona Diamondbacks
Date & Time Monday June 3, 2019, 9:40 PM (EDT)
Location
Chase Field
Phoenix, AZ
The Line
Arizona Diamondbacks +125 / Los Angeles Dodgers -145
TV Channel
FS-Arizona
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The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks meet in game one of a three game NL West division set in MLB action from Chase Field on Monday.

The Los Angeles Dodgers will look to keep their momentum going after making it 5 wins in a row on Sunday, sweeping the Phillies with an 8-0 win in the series finale. Joc Pederson and David Freese each had a home run and two RBIs while Chris Taylor, Alex Verdugo and Enrique Hernandez each added an RBI as well with Taylor chipping in a double. Max Muncy and Corey Seager each had a double as well while Russell Martin had two hits and Cody Bellinger added a base hit of his own to cap off L.A.’s offense as a team in the win. Rich Hill got the win to improve to 2-1 on the year after allowing just three hits while striking out nine over seven shutout innings. Walker Buehler will start game one and is 5-1 with a 4.03 ERA and 58 strikeouts this season. In his career, Buehler is 0-0 with a 4.70 ERA and 14 strikeouts against Arizona.

The Arizona Diamondbacks will look to keep their own momentum going after rallying to win their series against the Mets, taking the rubber match by a final score of 7-1 on Sunday. Ketel Marte had a home run and three RBIs while Eduardo Escobar added a homer with two RBIs of his own. Christian Walker and Ildemaro Vargas each had two hits with a double and an RBI to round out Arizona’s scoring as a team in the win. Tim Locastro and Adam Jones each added a base hit as well to finish off Arizona’s offense in the victory. Merrill Kelly got the win to improve to 5-6 on the year after allowing just one run on six hits while striking out ten over 7.2 innings of work. Robbie Ray will start game one and is 4-2 with a 3.59 ERA and 82 strikeouts this season. In his career, Ray is 7-3 with a 2.82 ERA and 130 strikeouts against the Dodgers.

Los Angeles is 4-0 in Buehler’s last 4 division starts and 5-1 in their last 6 road games while the over is 3-0-1 in their last 4 series opening matchups. Arizona is 0-4 in their last 4 division games and 3-9 in their last 12 Monday games while the over is 30-12-1 in Ray’s last 43 home starts. Arizona is 7-3 in Ray’s last 10 starts against the Dodgers and 5-1 in Ray’s last 6 home starts against the Dodgers.

The plus money is tempting considering that Ray has had success against the Dodgers in his career and that Buehler is coming off of his worst start of the season, allowing five runs in five innings. However, Los Angeles is the hotter team of the two by far as of late, and Buehler has only allowed one earned run in each of his last two road starts spanning 12 innings of work. Ray tends to walk a lot of batters and with the way the Dodgers have been swinging the bat lately, that could come back to haunt Arizona. I like the Dodgers to come away with a win in game one on Monday, so I’ll lay the juice with L.A. here.

Pick:
Los Angeles Dodgers -145

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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