In the last of a three-game series between the Los Angeles Dodgers (34-25) and the Arizona Diamondbacks (34-25) at Dodger Stadium, Brett Anderson (2-4, 3.29 ERA) and Jeremy Hellickson (4-3, 4.88 ERA) take the mound. The Dodgers won the last game 3-1 and Los Angeles leads the series 2-0. The game gets underway at 10:10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Jun. 10 and will air on FSN-AZ and SportsNet LA.
Anderson is 0-1 with a 3.00 ERA against the Diamondbacks in his career, but is up against a solid Arizona offense that's hitting .263 on the year. Justin Turner (.310, 18 Rs, 5 HRs, 23 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 2 yesterday with one run. In his career against the Dodgers, Hellickson is 0-1 with a 7.56 ERA. He meets a strong Los Angeles offense that's batting .258. Paul Goldschmidt (.338, 44 Rs, 16 HRs, 47 RBIs, 9 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday.
Los Angeles, a -174 favorite, will look to capitalize at home against Arizona. The Over/Under (O/U) for the matchup is seven runs. When playing as the favorite, the Dodgers have a 30-22 record and overall money line at -137. They have performed well against their division to earn an SU record of 22-16 and a 22-15 record when they were the favorite. The Dodgers come into the game with the third-ranked scoring offense in the NL, averaging 4.5 runs per game. The Dodgers are an exceptional hitting team with 8.7 hits per home game, one of the highest marks in the NL. The Dodgers typically don't swing at bad pitches, which has led to an NL-high 3.5 walks per game. Los Angeles's pitching staff has fallen apart in the past 10 games. Its average runs allowed per game rose to 4.4 during that span, compared to its 3.5 season average. The Dodgers don't allow many hitters to get on base, ranking fourth in the league with a 1.19 WHIP. An area where the Dodgers are particularly strong at home is striking batters out, where they average an NL-best 9.4 K's per home game.
Moving on to the away team, the Diamondbacks come into this game with a win percentage of .447 when playing as the underdog (17-21) and an overall money line of -61. They have played poorly as the underdog as of late. They managed a 1-3 record when playing as the underdog and an SU record of 5-5. Arizona is a terror on the base paths, ranking second in the MLB with 52 stolen bases. Arizona's pitching staff tends to perform well when they play division rivals. They've allowed an average of 4.0 runs per game against teams from the NL West, lower than their season average of 4.7.
The Dodgers have gotten the best of the Diamondbacks in head-to-head matchups this season, going 6-2. The Dodgers will take on a right-hander (Hellickson) in this game and have a 30-19 record against right-handed starting pitchers this season. Taking the hill against the Diamondbacks will be the left-hander Anderson. They sport a 6-7 record against southpaws.
Predictions: SU Winner - LAD, O/U - Over
The Dodgers hold a 23-16 record this season against teams in the NL West Division. The Diamondbacks' record in these matchups is 13-14.
The Dodgers are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Diamondbacks have a 6-9 record when opponents give up that many walks or fewer.
It looks like the Dodgers have a slight leg up on the Diamondbacks, as the Dodgers have won their last two games while the Diamondbacks have lost their last three.
When they outhit their opponents, the Diamondbacks are 17-6. The Dodgers have a 25-5 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking sixth in runs, Los Angeles has earned 262 this season. Arizona ranks third with 268 runs.
Ranking 14th, Arizona is in the top half of the league in walks, notching 175 this season. Los Angeles ranks in the top five at second with 210.
The Dodgers are 29-13 when they hit at least one home run. The Diamondbacks perform similarly when they hit one or more homers with a 21-12 record.