Los Angeles Dodgers (74-58) at Arizona Diamondbacks (55-76)
|Date & Time||Tuesday August 26, 2014, 9:40 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks +109 / Los Angeles Dodgers -119 --- Over/Under: 8.5
The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Dodgers face off on Tuesday in Arizona for game one of their series.
The Arizona Diamondbacks are hoping to finish to 204 MLB season strong as they started poorly and were never part of the post-season race. The D-backs are 27-40 at home, 3-7 in their last 10 games, and they are coming off of a loss on Sunday. As a team the Diamondbacks are hitting .251 with Miguel Montero hitting .261, Aaron Hill hitting .243, and Mark Trumbo hitting .234. As a team the Arizona pitching staff has an ERA of 4.23 with the starters at 4.44 and the bullpen at 3.84. For game one against the Dodgers the Diamondbacks start Trevor Cahill who has won his last two decisions. For the season Cahill has allowed 89 hits and 42 earned runs while striking out 75 over 83.1 innings for a 3-8 record and a 4.54 ERA.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are looking to put away the NL West as they have 30 games left in their regular season and q 4.5 game lead in the division. The Dodgers are 4—26 on the road, 5-5 in their last 10 games, and they are coming off of a loss in their last game. As a team the Dodgers are hitting .259 with Yasiel Puig hitting .305, Dee Gordon hitting .291, and Adrian Gonzalez hitting .275. The Dodgers pitching staff has a team ERA of 3.37 with the starters at 3.20 and the bullpen at 3.72. For game one against Arizona the Dodgers start Roberto Hernandez who was a late addition to Dodgers roster this season. Since moving to LA Hernandez has allowed 14 hits and six earned runs while striking out 12 over 17 innings for a 1-1 record and a 3.18 ERA.
Arizona is 2-7 in their last nine games, 1-5 following a loss, and 1-5 in Cahill’s last six starts against the NL West. Los Angeles is 4-1 in their last five road games, 17-8 following a loss, and 20-8 following an off day. Los Angeles is 11-4 in their last 15 games against Arizona.
The total in this one is set at eight and I like the Under in this one. My stronger pick is on the winning side and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.
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