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Dodgers vs. Diamondbacks - 5/1/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Arizona Diamondbacks (10-11) at Los Angeles Dodgers (13-8)
Date & Time Friday May 1, 2015, 10:10 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -147 / Arizona Diamondbacks +137 --- Over/Under: 7.5
TV Channel
FSN-AZ, SportsNet LA
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MLB | Arizona Diamondbacks (10-11) at Los Angeles Dodgers (13-8)
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The Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers begin a three-game series Friday night.

The Arizona Diamondbacks look for a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Diamondbacks have scored 25 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Diamondbacks have won seven of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Paul Goldschmidt leads Arizona with 26 hits and 20 RBI while Mark Trumbo and Ender Inciarte have combined for 19 RBI. The Arizona Diamondbacks have split their last six games on the road. Rubby De La Rosa gets the nod, and he’s 2-1 with a 4.68 ERA and 25 strikeouts this season. his will be De La Rosa’s first career game against the Dodgers.

The Los Angeles Dodgers look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Dodgers have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in just three of their last eight games. The Dodgers have won 12 straight games when topping three runs. Adrian Gonzalez leads Los Angeles with 31 hits and 19 RBI while Howie Kendrick and Joc Pederson have combined for 24 RBI. The Los Angeles Dodgers have won seven of their last eight games on their home field. Carlos Frias takes the hill, and he’s 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA and two strikeouts this season. This will be Frias’ second career game against the Diamondbacks.

The Diamondbacks are 5-2 in their last 7 vs. National League West and 1-5 in their last 6 games following an off day. The Dodgers are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 41-19 in their last 60 home games. The Diamondbacks are 1-7 in the last 8 meetings in Los Angeles and 9-23 in the last 32 meetings overall.

The Dodgers have been money on their home field this season. The Diamondbacks haven't been great on the road. Look for LA to get the job done here. 

Pick:
Los Angeles Dodgers -147

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