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NLDS Game 3 Preview: Dodgers Look to Close out DBacks

2017 NLDS Dodgers

DBacks Turn to Greinke to Stave off Elimination from Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks will battle in Game 3 of their NLDS Series on Monday at Chase Field.First pitch is scheduled for 10:08. TBS will televise the game nationally.

Oddsmakers opened the Dodgers as -120-moneyline favorites versus the Diamondbacks, while the game’s total opened at 9. The line now has the Diamondbacks as -113-moneyline favorites. The total is holding at 9.

Starting this game for the Diamondbacks will be Zack Greinke. The right hander has a 3.32 ERA to go along with a 17-7 record this season.

The Diamondbacks’ starting pitching has not given them much of a chance so far. That is something Greinke has to do to keep Arizona alive in its first playoff appearance since 2011. Arizona has not won a playoff series since the 2007 NLDS against the Chicago Cubs.

Greinke’s short outing in the NL wild-card game against Colorado has had a ripple effect in this series. Greinke could not get out of the fourth inning so fellow start Robbie Ray was forced into action in long relief.

Greinke was 13-1 at home in the regular season. He has given up 15 hits and 12 runs in his 7 2/3 innings in his last two starts at Chase Field. Greinke could not hold a 6-0 lead in the wild-card game. He gave up five hits and four runs in the fourth inning before being removed.

Dodgers Look to Advance to NLCS

Right hander Yu Darvish will take the mound for the Dodgers to start this game. Darvish is 10-12 this season with a 3.81 ERA.

Darvish joined the Dodgers near the trade deadline. He was 4-3 with a 3.44 ERA in nine starts with them. He struck out 10 in five innings of a 5-2 victory over Arizona at Chase Field on Aug. 10.

He lost both career postseason starts while with the Texas Rangers. Darvish gave up five runs on four homers in five innings of a 5-3 loss to the Blue Jays in the second game of the ALDS last year.

The Dodgers’ 6-8 hitters, Logan Forsythe, Austin Barnes and Yasiel Puig were 8-for-12 with five RBIs in Game 2. Puig has a team-high five hits, including a triple in Game 1.

Third baseman Justin Turner had three hits, including a homer. He matched a franchise playoff record five RBIs in a 9-5 Game 1 victory. That helped the Dodgers show the power that led them to a franchise home run record this season.

The Dodgers led the NL in team ERA, and Arizona was third.

 

 

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Recent Form

Team record money vs LHP vs RHP Fave Dog O/U Diff
LA Dodgers 106-58 -$43.00 34-15 72-43 103-54 3-4 80-79-5 1.2
Arizona 94-71 $1,343.00 25-19 69-52 62-41 32-30 76-81-8 0.9
Pitchers Last 3 Starts
Y Darvish (10-12) ERA: 3.81
event date Opponent Result score OU Result ip money
Sep 25, 2017 SD W 9-3 O 7 $38.00
Sep 19, 2017 PHI L 2-6 O 5.1 -$100.00
Sep 13, 2017 SF W 4-1 U 7 $43.00
Z Greinke (17-7) ERA: 3.32
event date Opponent Result score OU Result ip money
Oct 4, 2017 COL W 11-8 O 3.2 $68.00
Sep 29, 2017 KC L 1-2 U 4 -$100.00
Sep 22, 2017 MIA W 13-11 O 4 $46.00

Bullpen

LA Dodgers’s relievers have pitched 14.2 innings in the last 3 games.
Arizona’s relievers have pitched 16 innings in the last 3 games.
Pitcher Recent Starts Vs Opponent

Los Angeles Dodgers – Y Darvish

Date score Winner ip hits Runs Earned Runs walks strikeouts Decision
Aug 10, 2017 8-6 LA 5 5 2 2 2 10 Win
Aug 1, 2013 7-1 TEX 7 5 0 0 0 14 Win
May 27, 2013 5-4 ARI 7.2 7 4 4 0 14 No Decision
Arizona Diamondbacks – Z Greinke
Date score Winner ip hits Runs Earned Runs walks strikeouts Decision
Sep 5, 2017 3-1 ARI 7 4 1 1 1 6 No Decision
Aug 31, 2017 8-1 ARI 6 4 1 1 2 6 Win
Aug 9, 2017 3-2 LA 6.2 4 3 3 4 8 Loss
Apr 14, 2017 7-1 LA 5 10 5 5 3 4 Loss
Sep 16, 2016 3-2 LA 6 4 3 1 4 4 Loss

Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 4.80 12 4.15 5
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense 4.59 13 4.32 12
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 5.05 6 3.60 2
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense 5.71 2 3.86 2

Head To Head Detail

Date Away away score Home home score line O/U Away Pitcher Home Pitcher Away Hits Home Hits Away Walks Home Walks Away Strikeouts Home Strikeouts
Oct 7, 2017 ARI 5 LA 8 -142 8 O Robbie Ray (L) Rich Hill (L) 7 12 3 5 10 12
Oct 6, 2017 ARI 5 LA 9 -252 7.5 O Taijuan Walker (R) Clayton Kershaw (L) 8 12 4 4 7 9
Sep 6, 2017 ARI 3 LA 1 -187 8.5 U Taijuan Walker (R) Kenta Maeda (R) 8 4 4 3 11 7
Sep 5, 2017 ARI 3 LA 1 -142 7.5 U Zack Greinke (R) Hyun-Jin Ryu (L) 4 6 9 1 11 8
Sep 4, 2017 ARI 13 LA 0 -166 8.5 O Robbie Ray (L) Rich Hill (L) 14 3 2 1 11 16
Aug 31, 2017 LA 1 ARI 8 -101 8.5 O Kenta Maeda (R) Zack Greinke (R) 5 10 3 3 8 9
Aug 30, 2017 LA 4 ARI 6 117 9 O Hyun-Jin Ryu (L) Robbie Ray (L) 6 11 5 3 12 4
Aug 29, 2017 LA 6 ARI 7 107 9 O Rich Hill (L) Zack Godley (R) 10 10 2 1 10 10
Aug 10, 2017 LA 8 ARI 6 165 9 O Yu Darvish (R) Anthony Banda (L) 9 10 3 3 6 14
Aug 9, 2017 LA 3 ARI 2 -106 9 U Alex Wood (L) Zack Greinke (R) 5 7 6 1 9 7

NLDS Betting Trends

Team Vs Division Or Conference

Los Angeles Dodgers

record Home Away Fave Dog O/U vs LHP vs RHP
Overall 106-58 59-24 47-34 103-53 4-5 80-79-5 34-15 72-43
Last 10 8-2 6-1 2-1 8-2 0-0 5-5 4-1 4-1
vs Div 43-35 25-15 18-20 43-35 1-0 41-36-1 23-11 20-24
vs AL 16-4 9-1 7-3 15-4 1-0 9-9-2 3-0 13-4
vs NL 90-54 50-23 40-31 88-49 3-5 71-70-3 31-15 59-39

Arizona Diamondbacks

record Home Away Fave Dog O/U vs LHP vs RHP
Overall 94-71 53-29 41-42 62-36 36-33 76-81-8 25-19 69-52
Last 10 5-5 4-1 1-4 5-2 0-3 6-4 2-2 3-3
vs Div 46-33 27-13 19-20 28-18 20-15 40-37-2 16-15 30-18
vs AL 12-8 8-2 4-6 8-3 5-5 9-10-1 3-0 9-8
vs NL 82-63 45-27 37-36 54-33 31-28 67-71-7 22-19 60-44
Team Last 5 Games

Los Angeles Dodgers

Date Opponent score Result line Total starter ip opposing starter Location
Oct 7, 2017 ARI 8-5 W -142 8 R Hill 4 Robbie Ray H
Oct 6, 2017 ARI 9-5 W -252 7.5 C Kershaw 6.1 T Walker H
Oct 1, 2017 COL 6-3 W -150 11 Ross Stripling 2 Kyle Freeland A
Sep 30, 2017 COL 5-3 W -210 9 C Kershaw 4 German Marquez A
Sep 29, 2017 COL 1-9 L -147 11.5 H Ryu 2 C Bettis A

Arizona Diamondbacks

Date Opponent score Result line Total starter ip opposing starter Location
Oct 7, 2017 LA 5-8 L 132 8 Robbie Ray 4.1 R Hill A
Oct 6, 2017 LA 5-9 L 231 7.5 T Walker 1 C Kershaw A
Oct 4, 2017 COL 11-8 W -148 8.5 Z Greinke 3.2 Jon Gray H
Oct 1, 2017 KC 14-2 W -125 9 Robbie Ray 1.2 J Vargas A
Sep 30, 2017 KC 3-4 L 108 9 T Walker 5 Jake Junis A

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