The Los Angeles Dodgers head to Arizona for the second of a three game set with the Diamondbacks. Ricky Nolasco and Ian Kennedy are the scheduled starters respectively. For MLB odds view Bovada sportsbook.
The Diamondbacks lost two out of three to the Giants in their last series, including a 6-2 defeat yesterday. Rookie Tyler Skaggs surrendered five runs in five innings allowing San Francisco to come within 1.5 games of first place. Kennedy gets the start tonight; he has won just one of his last four starts. His last start in St. Louis he gave up 11 hits and 3 earned runs, however did receive the victory after getting 10 runs of support from the offense. In his last two road starts has given up 18 hits and 10 earned runs. As a team, Arizona has won four out of their last six on the road and five of their last ten overall.
Los Angeles lost 8-1 against Atlanta yesterday, extending their losing streak to two games. They are 4.5 games behind the Diamondbacks and currently stand in second place. Ricky Nolasco will try and reverse the fortune for the Dodgers tonight. In 17 starts this season he is 6-5 with a 3.93 ERA and 1.46 WHIP in 103.1 innings. In his last start against the Padres he threw six innings giving up seven hits, three walks and gave up two earned runs. The Dodgers are 4-3 in their last seven home starts and five for their last ten overall.
I’m going with the Dodgers in this matchup as they have been on a surge coming towards the all-star break at www.sportsbookroom.com.