MLB Picks: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

Jeff GrantContributor IMay 16, 2014

MLB Picks: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

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    Zack Greinke has registered a 3-0 record and 1.72 ERA in five starts against the Arizona Diamondbacks since joining the Los Angeles Dodgers, which is important to consider when making your MLB picks Friday, as the two teams face off at Dodger Stadium.

    Sports bettors will find that the Dodgers are minus-145 home favorites in the pro baseball odds, with the betting total sitting at 8.5 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this National League West matchup from a betting perspective, while offering a prediction along the way.

     

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Los Angeles Dodgers

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    The Los Angeles Dodgers have won seven of their eight games against the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2014—outscoring them by a 46-28 margin over that span.

    Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez is batting .429 with three home runs and 13 RBI in the season series.

Arizona Diamondbacks

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    The Arizona Diamondbacks have alternated wins and losses over their last four games, as they look to bounce back from a 5-1 setback to the Washington Nationals as minus-120 home favorites Wednesday.

    Diamondbacks starting pitcher Wade Miley is 0-2 with a 5.06 ERA in three outings vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers this season.

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Los Angeles Dodgers as one of their MLB picks, as the Arizona Diamondbacks have fallen in defeat in five of Wade Miley's last seven starts as a home underdog.

    Pick: Los Angeles Dodgers -145

     

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