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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - 8/11/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Dodgers
Date & Time Sunday August 11, 2019, 4:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Dodger Stadium
Los Angeles, California
The Line
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks +190 / Los Angeles Dodgers -230 -- Over/Under: 8
TV Channel
FSAZ, SNLA
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The Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Sunday in MLB action at Dodger Stadium.

The Arizona Diamondbacks look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Diamondbacks have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have won five of their last six games when scoring four or more runs. Ketel Marte leads the Diamondbacks with 144 hits and 67 RBI while Eduardo Escobar and Nick Ahmed have combined for 231 hits and 148 RBI. Mike Leake gets the ball, and he is 9-8 with a 4.24 ERA and 103 strikeouts this season. Leake is 5-6 with a 4.02 ERA and 52 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.

The Los Angeles Dodgers look to stay hot after winning 11 of their last 15 games. The Dodgers have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have won seven straight games when scoring four or more runs. Cody Bellinger leads the Dodgers with 129 hits and 88 RBI while Justin Turner and Max Muncy have combined for 212 hits and 126 RBI. Hyun-Jin Ryu gets the ball, and he is 11-2 with a 1.53 ERA and 117 strikeouts this season. Ryu is 5-3 with a 3.30 ERA and 69 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.

The Diamondbacks are 12-4 in their last 16 during game 3 of a series, 7-17 in their last 24 Sunday games and 5-1 in their last 6 games on grass. The Dodgers are 38-14 in their last 52 Sunday games, 50-20 in their last 70 during game 3 of a series and 43-16 in Ryus last 59 home starts. The Diamondbacks are 16-39 in the last 55 meetings in Los Angeles and the Dodgers are 4-0 in Ryus last 4 starts vs. Diamondbacks. The under is 4-1 in Ryus last 5 starts overall. The under is 4-0 in Diamondbacks last 4 vs. National League West.

Leake has allowed 44 hits and 12 earned runs in his last 35.1 innings, and he has a 5.53 ERA and .303 allowed batting average on the road. Ryu will pitch for the first time in nearly two weeks due to a neck injury, but he has a 0.89 ERA and .187 allowed batting average in 70.2 innings at home. While I don't love backing pitchers fresh off the IL, Ryu has been CY Young good this season at Dodger Stadium, while Leake has had issues most of this season on the road. I have to side with the Dodgers.

Pick:
Los Angeles Dodgers -1.5

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