Los Angeles Dodgers at Arizona Diamondbacks - 5/28/22 MLB Picks and Prediction
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Arizona Diamondbacks (23-23) vs Los Angeles Dodgers (30-14)
Game Info: Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 7:15 pm (Chase Field)
Merrill Kelly (3-2) (3.49) vs Tony Gonsolin (4-0) (1.62)
Betting Odds: Arizona Diamondbacks +130 / Los Angeles Dodgers -175 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks face off on Saturday in an MLB showdown at Chase Field. The Dodgers have won the first two games of this series.
The Dodgers come into this game with a 31-14 record overall and in their first two games of this series they have scored 20 runs total. On Friday the difference-maker was Edwin Rios and he finished with three RBIs and two runs scored. The Dodgers offense is averaging 5.68 runs per game which is the best in baseball. Their pitching staff is ranked second giving up only 3.09 runs per game.
On the other side of this matchup is the Arizona Diamondbacks who sit with a 23-24 record overall. In the last series against the Royals, the offense was strong, but in the first two games of this series, the offense has had issues scoring. The pitching has also been an issue giving up those 20 runs. The top offensive player has been Christian Walker and he has hit 12 home runs and driven in 21 RBIs.
On the mound for the Diamondbacks is Merrill Kelly who sits with a 3-2 record and an ERA of 3.49. In his last start against the Cubs, he went five innings, giving up five hits and three earned runs.
On the mound for the Dodgers is Tony Gonsolin who sits with a 4-0 record and an ERA of 1.62. In his last start against the Phillies, he went six innings giving up three hits and one run.
The Diamondbacks are 1-9 in Kellys last 10 starts vs. National League West. The D-Backs are 4-1 in their last five games against a right-handed starter. The over is 7-0 in the Diamondbacks' last seven games against a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
Tony Gonsolin has been lights out this year and overall this year sitting with a 1.62 ERA. The Diamondbacks' bats have been inconsistent and in the first two games of this series the offense hasn’t been great. Look for Gonsolin to lockdown, and the Dodgers will secure the win on the run line.
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