Los Angeles Dodgers at Arizona Diamondbacks - 9/9/20 MLB Picks and Prediction
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Los Angeles Dodgers (31-12) at Arizona Diamondbacks (15-28)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 9:40 pm (Chase Field)
Clayton Kershaw (5-1) (1.50) vs. Taylor Clarke (1-0) (2.96)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks +222 / Los Angeles Dodgers -270 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Wednesday in MLB action at Chase Field.
The Los Angeles Dodgers look to stay hot after winning 13 of their last 17 games. The Dodgers have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 14 games. The Dodgers have won 11 of their last 13 games when scoring four or more runs. Mookie Betts leads the Dodgers with 49 hits and 32 RBI while Corey Seager and AJ Pollock have combined for 86 hits and 51 RBI. Clayton Kershaw gets the ball, and he is 5-1 with a 1.50 ERA and 41 strikeouts this season. Kershaw is 18-10 with a 2.69 ERA and 242 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Arizona Diamondbacks need a win after losing nine of their last 10 games. The Diamondbacks have scored 13 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in 14 of their last 19 games. The Diamondbacks have lost 14 straight games when scoring three or less runs. Ketel Marte leads the Diamondbacks with 47 hits and 14 RBI while David Peralta and Christian Walker have combined for 86 hits and 53 RBI. Taylor Clarke gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 2.96 ERA and 27 strikeouts this season. Clarke is 1-2 with a 5.06 ERA and 12 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
The Dodgers are 6-1 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series, 4-1 in their last 5 Wednesday games and 39-15 in their last 54 overall. The Diamondbacks are 1-5 in their last 6 home games and 5-16 in their last 21 overall. The over is 8-3-1 in Dodgers last 12 road games. The under is 16-5 in Diamondbacks last 21 overall. The Dodgers are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Arizona.
Clayton Kershaw has allowed six runs and 20 hits in his last 36 innings, and he's allowing a .181 batting average with 50 strikeouts in 158 at bats against current Diamondbacks hitters. Outside of last nights extra inning game, the Arizona Diamondbacks have had major issues scoring runs over the last two weeks and it's why they've lost nine of their last 10 games. Those scoring issues shouldn't change against Kershaw. Give me the Dodgers and the RL, and I'd even look to lay an extra run or two if possible to shave down this ML as much as possible.