Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Dodgers and the face off Monday in Arizona for a National League West matchup. The Diamondbacks are -115 favorites over the Dodgers with an over/under run total set at 8.5.
The Arizona Diamondbacks were the early season leaders in the NL West but now they aren’t even going to make the post season. The Diamondbacks are 5-5 in their last 10 games, 42-32 at home this season, and they are two games over .500. As a team the Diamondbacks are hitting .260 with Paul Goldschmidt hitting .301, Aaron Hill hitting .296, and Martin Prado hitting .280. For game one against the Dodgers the D-Backs start Trevor Cahill who is 6-10 with a 4.22 ERA for the season and 1-0 with a 3.12 ERA in his last three starts.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are counting down their magic number as they have run away with the N.L. West. The Dodgers are 3-7 in their last 10 games, 46-32 at home this season, and they have a 10.5 game lead in the division race. As a team the Dodgers are hitting .266 with Yasiel Puig hitting .338, Adrian Gonzalez hitting .294, and Andre Ethier hitting .272. For Monday’s game the Dodgers start Hyun-Jin Ryu who is 13-6 with a 3.07 Era and 1-2 with a 4.15 ERA in his last three starts.
Arizona is 2-5 in their last seven games as a favorite, 5-0 in their last five home games against a team with a winning record, and 5-1 in Cahill’s last six starts as a favorite. Los Angles is 24-8 in their last 32 road games, 56-21 in their last 77 games overall, and 10-3 in Ryu’s last 13 starts. Los Angeles has won five of the last six meetings of these two.
I am not expecting a ton of scoring so my first pick is the under.