Arizona is Favorite in MLB Lines Against LA Dodgers in Series Closer

Posted by Ted Merrick on July 5, 2017 in

In the third and final game of a three game series, the Arizona Diamondbacks will take on the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday. The Los Angeles Dodgers won the opening game on Tuesday behind a brilliant outing from Clayton Kershaw. The Dodgers are the top team in the National League with a 56-29 record. That’s 3.5 games ahead of Arizona.

The Arizona Diamondbacks are now 52-32 on the season. While 3.5 games behind the Dodgers, the Diamondbacks are 3 games ahead of the Colorado Rockies for second place in the division. The Arizona Diamondbacks are actually small favorites in this game. The Diamondbacks are -122 in the MLB lines over the Dodgers in this game.

Arizona at LA Dodgers Expert Analysis, Game Info & MLB Lines

When: Thursday July 6, 2017; 9:10pm CT
Where: Dodger Stadium; Los Angeles, CA
TV: (Arizona) / (LA Dodgers)
Radio: (Arizona) / (LA Dodgers)
Stream Option: MLB.tv
MLB Lines: Arizona Diamondbacks -122

Why Bet on Arizona Diamondbacks?

The Arizona Diamondbacks come into Wednesday’s game with a 20-19 road record. The Diamondbacks with the loss to the Dodgers on Tuesday started their road trip with a loss. The Diamondbacks just came off a long home stand, where they won their final two games over the Rockies.

Paul Goldschmidt continues to be a monster at the plate. Goldschmidt has crushed 19 homeruns and drove in 66 runs. The first baseman is batting .316 as well. The Diamondbacks rank 5th in runs scored, and 7th in batting average, with a .264. The surprise part for Arizona has been their pitching, with a 3.38 earned run average.

The LA Dodgers are underdogs in the MLB lines.

Why Bet on Los Angeles Dodgers?

The Los Angeles Dodgers are dominating the National League. The Dodgers just continue to find ways to win games. The Dodgers lost on Sunday, but still won three out of their last 4. The Dodgers offense has been fantastic, with a .257 average, and they are fourth in baseball in runs scored.

Cody Bellinger has been the talk of Major League Baseball. Bellinger has belted 24 homeruns and drove in 56 runs. Corey Seager is batting .305 for Los Angeles. Clayton Kershaw showed on Tuesday night how good he is, and he is one of many great pitchers for the Dodgers. Los Angeles has a 3.22 earned run average on the season.

Expert Pick & Prediction

This is an excellent starting pitching matchup at Dodger Stadium. The road team; Arizona Diamondbacks have their ace on the mound. Zack Greinke will pitch in this game, and he is 10-4 on the season with a 3.05. Greinke has thrown over 109 innings, and struck out 124 batters on the season.

Rich Hill will throw for the Dodgers in this game. Hill is not the Dodgers ace, but is certainly a guy that can slow teams down for a few innings. Rich Hill is 5-4 on the season with a 4.00 earned run average. Hill has thrown 54 innings, and struck out 61 batters. Look for Greinke to deal in this game. Bet the Arizona Diamondbacks -122 over the Los Angeles Dodgers.