Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, third and decisive game of the series, the Dodgers know that tonight they must win this game if they want to win the series, likewise the Dodgers are thinking about winning all the possible games, they still have chances of a wild card although they must Beat the Brewers. The visitors are in a safer place for the playoffs, but they do not want to see the Dodgers qualify for the post season.
Los Angeles Dodgers: The night of Kershaw.
The first game of this series was tight and heavy for the Dodgers, with Rich Hill in the mound the team worked hard but the Diamondbacks won 1-3 in a game of few runs. In the second game with Jin Ryu things were just as tight, 3-2 for the Dodgers but the result shows how difficult the Diamondbacks have been as visitors. Prior to this series the Dodgers swept the Padres 3-0, and prior to that series were swept at home by the Cardinals.
Clayton Kershaw has to win this game tonight, although this has not been the best season for Kershaw with 6 wins and 5 losses, he has done everything possible to win important games. Tonight’s demand for him would put the Dodgers closer to the Brewers for the wild card. 4-1 in the last 5 games at home for Kershaw.
Arizona Diamondbacks: We are a nightmare.
The Diamondbacks came to Los Angeles to do damage, they know that the Dodgers can not lose games by the race to the playoffs. The Diamondbacks on the road have a record 39 wins and 30 losses, 56.5% effective. Before this series the Diamondbacks lost 2-1 against the Giants, but they had beaten Padres 1-2 on the road. 6-4 in the last 10 games on the road. This is the third series against the Dodgers this year, the first one won 1-2 and the second was a mini series that ended in a draw.
Patrick Corbin is a dangerous pitcher, his season with the Diamondbacks has been very good, 10 wins and 5 losses. Corbin on the road has a 3-2 record in the last five games, his last loss was recent in the first game of the series against the Giants, he also suffered a loss to the Dodgers in the second season of the season. The Diamondbacks are scoring an average of 4.25 runs per game, 7.88 hits, 1.19 homeruns.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks 09/01/2018 is: Take the OVER 7.0 (Totals)
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