In the last of a three-game series between the Arizona Diamondbacks (3-2) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (3-2) at Chase Field, Josh Collmenter (0-1, 7.71 ERA) and Zack Greinke (0-0, 1.50 ERA) take the mound. The Diamondbacks won the last game 6-0 and Arizona leads the series 2-0. The game gets underway at 4:10 p.m. ET on Sunday, Apr. 12 and will air on SportsNet LA and FSN-AZ.
Collmenter is 4-7 with a 5.66 ERA and 1.44 WHIP against the Dodgers in his career. Ender Inciarte (.389 ) continued his strong start to the season yesterday, going 2 for 4 with one run and one RBI. In his pitching opportunities against the Diamondbacks, Greinke is 5-3 with a 3.96 ERA, 69 strikeouts and 26 walks. Adrian Gonzalez (.667 ) went 1 for 2 yesterday.
Arizona, a +124 underdog, will look to capitalize at home against Los Angeles. Oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at eight runs. The Diamondbacks are 1-1 as the underdog and have an overall money line of -10. They have an SU record of 2-2 against teams in their division and a 1-1 record when they were the underdog in those games. The Diamondbacks have one of the most prolific offenses in the entire NL, averaging 4.2 runs per game. They have been very patient at the plate during home games, ranking fourth in the NL with an average of 3.2 walks per game.
Switching to the opposing bench, the Dodgers come into this game with a win percentage of .500 when playing as the favorite (2-2) and an overall money line of -54. Against divisional foes, they are 2-2 SU and 2-2 as the favorite. The Dodgers rank third in the NL in scoring, averaging 4.8 runs per game. One of the top hitting teams in the NL are the Dodgers, who average 9.0 hits per game. The Los Angeles pitching staff has been an intimidating group on the road this year, averaging an NL-best 10.0 strikeouts per game.
So far this season, the Diamondbacks are 2-0 against the Dodgers.
Predictions: SU Winner - LAD, O/U - Over
The Diamondbacks are 3-2 against their divisional rivals, while the Dodgers are 2-3 against their division.
Los Angeles has won 33% (1-2) of its games when leading after 7 innings. However, Arizona has won all of its games (1-0) when taking a late lead.
The Diamondbacks managed to give up four walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Dodgers who are coming in with a 1-2 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they are outhit, the Dodgers are 0-2. The Diamondbacks have a 2-2 record when opponents outhit them.
Arizona ranks in the top half of the league at 11th when it comes to home runs, hitting four this season. Los Angeles ranks in the top five at second with seven.
Ranking 10th, Arizona is in the top 10 of the league in hits, notching 7.25 per game. Los Angeles ranks in the top five at third with 9.00.
Ranking 11th, Arizona is in the top half of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.677). Los Angeles ranks in the top 10 at sixth with an OPS of .771.
When the Dodgers allow at least one home run, they are 1-2. When the Diamondbacks allow one or more homers, they have a 2-1 record.