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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 6/5/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Los Angeles Dodgers at Arizona Diamondbacks
Date & Time Wednesday June 5, 2019, 3:40 PM (EDT)
Location
Chase Field
Phoenix, AZ
The Line
Arizona Diamondbacks +145 / Los Angeles Dodgers -165
TV Channel
FS-Arizona
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The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks meet in the finale of their three game NL West division set from Chase Field on Wednesday afternoon.

The Los Angeles Dodgers will look to complete the sweep and extend their winning streak which now sits at seven games following a 9-0 win in game two on Tuesday. Corey Seager, Cody Bellinger, David Freese and Enrique Hernandez each had two RBIs with Hernandez homering while Bellinger had a triple and Freese and Seager each had a pair of doubles. Russell Martin went 2 for 4 with a double while Chris Taylor added a two-bagger of his own. Hyun-Jin Ryu and Joc Pederson each had base hits as well in the winning effort for L.A. Ryu got the win on the mound to improve to 9-1 on the year after throwing seven shutout innings, allowing just three hits en route to the victory. Kenta Maeda will start the finale and is 7-2 with a 3.61 ERA and 62 strikeouts this season. In his career, Maeda is 5-5 with a 4.75 ERA and 73 strikeouts against Arizona.

The Arizona Diamondbacks will look to salvage a win and avoid the sweep after dropping game two on Tuesday. Ketel Marte had a double while Christian Walker and starting pitcher Taylor Clarke each had base hits as well in the losing effort as Arizona mustered up just three hits as a team in the loss. Clarke took the loss on the mound, falling to 1-2 on the year after allowing three runs, two earned, on four hits while striking out four over five innings of work. Jon Duplantier will start game three and is 1-0 with a 3.18 ERA and 16 strikeouts this season. This will be Duplantier’s first career start against the Dodgers.

Los Angeles is 1-4 in Maeda’s last 5 road starts and 40-17 in their last 57 games overall while the under is 8-2-1 in their last 11 games against a team with a losing record. Arizona is 0-6 in their last 6 division games and 2-7 in their last 9 games overall while the under is 4-1-1 in their last 6 home games. Los Angeles is 1-5 in Maeda’s last 6 starts against Arizona and 1-4 in Maeda’s last 5 road starts against the Diamondbacks.

The plus money is kinda tempting given that Maeda has had issues on the road this season, giving up three runs or more in four of his last five road starts, and that Maeda has had his issues at Chase Field, posting an ERA well over seven in his career. However, the Dodgers are back in one of those grooves where the offense is coming together and the defense/pitching is on point and L.A. can simply do no wrong. Arizona has been struggling a lot lately, and I don’t see it changing here. Give me the Dodgers for the sweep on Wednesday.

Pick:
Los Angeles Dodgers -165

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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