Archie Bradley (0-0, 0.00 ERA) and Clayton Kershaw (0-0, 4.50 ERA) are on the hill in the second of a three-game series between the Arizona Diamondbacks (2-2) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (2-2) at Chase Field. The Diamondbacks won the last game 4-3 and Arizona leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 8:10 p.m. ET on Saturday, Apr. 11 and can be seen on SportsNet LA and FSN-AZ.
Paul Goldschmidt (.462 ) had a good game yesterday, going 3 for 4 with one run, one home run, and three RBIs. Against the Diamondbacks, Kershaw is 10-7 with a 2.45 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, and 143 strikeouts. Adrian Gonzalez (.688 ) went 1 for 3 yesterday.
Los Angeles is favored (-193) over Arizona and the Over/Under (O/U) is sitting at seven runs. The Diamondbacks have no trouble scoring as they rank fourth in the NL in offense with 4.3 runs per game.
In games where it is the favorite, Los Angeles has a 2-1 record and an overall money line of +60. Offensively, they average 5.3 runs per game, which is good for second in the NL. The Dodgers are tough outs for opponents, ranking third in the NL with 9.3 hits per game. Los Angeles is excellent at not striking out on the road with an NL-low 0.0 per game.
The Diamondbacks have the edge in the season series, 1-0.
Predictions: SU Winner - LAD, O/U - Over
The Diamondbacks and the Dodgers both stand at 2-2 against their division.
Los Angeles has won 50% (1-1) of its games when leading after 7 innings.
After a weak showing last week where they got in seven hits, the Diamondbacks need to step it up. The Dodgers have a record of 1-1 when opponents get seven hits or fewer.
Ranking first in home runs, Los Angeles has hit seven this season. Arizona ranks 13th with three home runs.
Ranking sixth, Arizona is in the top 10 of the league in hits, notching 7.33 per game. Los Angeles ranks in the top five at third with 9.33.
Ranking 14th, Arizona is in the top half of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.653). Los Angeles ranks in the top five at fourth with an OPS of .870.
When the Dodgers allow at least one home run, they are 1-1. When the Diamondbacks allow one or more homers, they have a 2-1 record.