MLB Dodgers vs. Diamondbacks Picks & Predictions for July 9, 2013

MLB Dodgers vs. Diamondbacks Picks & Predictions for July 9, 2013

MLB Dodgers vs. Diamondbacks Picks & Predictions for July 9, 2013
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PHOENIX, AZ (ATS Consultants) –
National League West rivals clash in Arizona for a pivotal matchup between the Dodgers and Diamondbacks at 9:40PM ET. Will Los Angeles pull off the upset?

ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Diamondbacks are -110 money line favorites over the Dodgers, who are +102 on the ML. Ricky Nolasco will make his debut with L.A and will oppose Ian Kennedy in the pitching matchup. The total with those two pitchers on the hill is currently sitting at 9 runs.

LINE MOVEMENT: The Dodgers opened as +103 money line underdogs but are now +102, while the Diamondbacks are -111 after opening at -110. L.A. comes into play with a 43-45 overall record and is 18-24 on the road, while Arizona is 47-42 overall and 24-17 at home.

PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 62% of the betting public currently favors Los Angeles. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most updated numbers.

MLB FREE PICK: Take Los Angeles. According to latest MLB trends, Dodgers are 9-3 last 12 following a win, 7-2 last 9 road games. 13-3 last 16 overall and 10-2 last 12 vs. NL West. Arizona is 0-5 in Kennedy's last 5 starts vs. NL West, and 3-9 last 12 with total set at 7.0 to 8.5.

Last game: (7/8/13) LA Dodgers (+102) over Arizona, 6-1. The Dodgers (43-45, 18-24, 47-38) are 3.5 games behind Arizona (47-42, 24-17 home, 39-47 O/U) after winning on Monday night. The Dodgers send out Ricky Nolasco (5-8, 3.85 ERA) to the mound for his first start since being traded from Miami. With the Marlins, Nolasco beat Arizona, 2-1 on May 19, allowing one run in eight inning with 11 strikeouts. Ian Kennedy (3-4, 5.16 ERA) takes the mound for Arizona. The last time he pitched against the Dodgers, he was in the center of a brawl on June 11. He received a 10-game suspension for hitting Yasiel Puig and then Zack Greinke. Kennedy has been up and down as of late, allowing two runs in his last start at the Mets, but giving up four in 4 1/3 against Atlanta in his previous start. This is his first home start since May 15 after pitching seven straight on the road. The Dodgers have won two straight and three of four. Expect their winning ways to continue with Nolasco on the mound.

TUESDAY MLB FREE PICK: LOS ANGELES DODGERS +102


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