Arizona Diamondbacks (58-57) at Los Angeles Dodgers (77-40)
Friday, August 9th, 2019 10:10 EST (Dodger Stadium)
Spread: Diamondbacks (+170) Dodgers (-180) O/U: 7.5
Free MLB Picks Arizona Diamondbacks vs Los Angeles Dodgers
In this matchup between NL West foes, we'll see which team can remain hot. The Dodgers have won 8 out of their last 10 games, and the D-Backs have been playing solid as well, winning 4 out of their last 6. While the Dodgers are already a lock for the MLB postseason, the D-Backs will need to play some major catch up if they plan on joining Los Angeles in the playoffs. They're currently only 1.5 games back from a wild card spot, but they have a very tough schedule ahead of them.
Robbie Ray will be starting for the D-Backs tonight, and after having a rough month of June, his July numbers were much better. He posted a 3.20 ERA last month, but in his last game a week ago against the Nationals, he gave up 4 runs in 5 innings. However, against the Dodgers lineup tonight, Ray has very good career numbers. He's allowed a mere .167 batting average, and has put up a strikeout percentage of 40%, culminating to an exceptional 2.67 FIP. Arizona's lineup will be at almost full strength tonight, with the absence of Adam Jones, although he should be available off the bench. The D-Backs actually have more hits than the Dodgers this season, but have scored 33 less runs.
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