Diamondbacks vs Dodgers Prediction, Pick and Preview, September 14 (9/14): MLB
- Sep 14, 2021, 11:51:33 PM
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|Time||10:10 p.m. EST|
|Diamondbacks money line||+210|
|Diamondbacks line||+1.5 (+105)|
|Dodgers money line||-260|
|Dodgers run line||-1.5 (-125)|
|Over / under||8.5 (-120)|
|Road / home record||19-54||50-23|
|Last 10 record||3-7||7-3|
|Over / under record||78-61-5||61-75-9|
|Runs / game||4.19||5.03|
|Runs allowed / game||5.55||3.39|
Tonight the Diamondbacks take on the Dodgers in LA. The Diamondbacks enter this game firmly out of the playoffs as they have been one of the worst teams in the league. Their hitting has underpormed along with their pitching. They'll see what they can do tonight against one of best teams in baseball. The Dodgers enter this game 2.5 games back from the Giants and firmly have a grasp on a wildcard spot. They will look to pick up some easy wins to take back the top spot in the NL West.
Luke Weaver (3-4, 4.24 ERA) will be on the mound for the Diamondbacks when they take on the Dodgers. Weaver enters this game with a 1.14 WHIP and 4.66 XFIP. This season he carries a 21.5% strikeout rate along with a 7.2% walk rate. Weaver will be making his 3rd start after serving some time on the IL. In his first 2 starts back from injury he went 11 innnings, striking out 7 hitters and allowing 4 earned runs. For the season he has gone 51 innings, striking out 45 hitters while allowing 24 earned runs. Weaver has been hit hard and has given up contact and power to both sides of the plate. He will have his work cut out for him against a Dodgers lineup that projects for a .200 ISO and .348 wOBA against right handed pitching this year.
Tony Gonsolin (2-1, 2.79 ERA) will toe the rubber for the Dodgers when they take on the visiting Diamondbacks. Gonsolin enters this game with a 1.47 WHIP and and ugly 5.71 XFIP. This season he carries a 27.1% strikeout rate along with a high 17.9% walk rate. In his limited innings this year he has gone 38.2 innings, 12 ER's, 45'ks, and 28 BB's. Gonsolin himeslef is also coming off 1 outting removed from the IL when he went 3 innings, striking out 3, and allwoing 1 ER against the Cardinals. Don't look for him to go more than 3-4 innings in this one. If Gonsolin can keep his walks in check until he gives way to the bullpen the Dodgers should be in good shape to pick up and easy win.
I'll take the way better team in this matchup. Weaver has been medicore and I don't expect that to change in a game against the Dodgers. They should pick up an easy one tonight.
PICK: Dodgers -1.5 (-125)
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