Arizona Diamondbacks (24-11) at Los Angeles Dodgers (15-20)
|Date & Time||Wednesday May 9, 2018, 10:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -123 / Arizona Diamondbacks +113 --- Over/Under: 7
The Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Wednesday in MLB action at Dodger Stadium.
The Arizona Diamondbacks look for another victory after winning eight of their last 12 games. The Diamondbacks have scored 15 runs in their last three games and three or more runs in 12 of their last 16 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have won eight straight games when scoring more than two runs. A.J. Pollock leads the Diamondbacks with 40 hits and 31 RBI while David Peralta and Paul Goldschmidt have combined for 62 hits and 30 RBI. Patrick Corbin gets the ball, and he is 4-0 with a 2.15 ERA and 60 strikeouts this season. Corbin is 4-9 with a 3.88 ERA and 79 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
The Los Angeles Dodgers could use a victory here after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Dodgers have allowed 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have lost seven straight games when allowing more than two runs. Offensively, Cody Bellinger leads the Dodgers with 38 hits and 17 RBI while Matt Kemp and Chris Taylor have combined for 71 hits and 30 RBI. Alex Wood gets the ball, and he is 0-3 with a 3.83 ERA and 38 strikeouts this season. Wood is 5-4 with a 3.09 ERA and 55 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series, 8-3 in their last 11 Wednesday games and 12-4 in Corbins last 16 starts. The Dodgers are 116-53 in their last 169 home games, 2-6 in their last 8 Wednesday games and 22-9 in Woods last 31 starts. The Diamondbacks are 12-30 in the last 42 meetings in Los Angeles, 1-4 in Corbins last 5 road starts vs. Dodgers and 1-6 in Corbins last 7 starts vs. Dodgers.
We're getting plus money just for fading the Los Angeles Dodgers, who simply find ways to lose games and aren't coming through in the clutch like they did last season. Some nights its the pitching staff falling apart, while other games, like last night, it's the offense that can't hit with runners in scoring position. The Dodgers are falling apart and are burning money if you're backing them. Not to mention Corbin has been one of the better pitchers in baseball this season, allowing two or less runs in five of his seven starts and allowing a .163 batting average on the season. How can you turn down the Diamondbacks and the plus money?