Arizona vs. LA Dodgers,
07/02/2019 22:10 EDT,
Score: 4 - 5
Point Spread: -1½/-115 LA Dodgers
*3 Star Play on Dodgers -1.5* The Los Angeles Dodgers are a whopping 34-9 at home this year. The Dodgers are the best team in the National League right now, and it isn't close. I'm not saying something couldn't change between now and the playoffs, but the Dodgers are an excellent team.
The Dodgers have so much versatility in the field. The depth they have is amazing. The starting rotation is really deep as well. Ross Stripling would be a number two starter for some teams in the majors, but he doesn't regularly get starts for this team. Stripling has very good control and usually works from ahead in the count.
Taylor Clarke is a guy I'm looking to fade. Clarke had a 7.22 ERA and a 5.91 FIP in Triple A this year. Since coming to the big leagues, Clarke has put up a 6.10 ERA and a 6.04 FIP. Clarke did pick up the win in his last start against the Dodgers, but that was a misleading start. Clarke had a 6.40 FIP and 6.13 xFIP in that contest. How bad has Clarke been of late? He has a FIP over 6 in five of his last six starts.
The DBacks have a mediocre .312 wOBA against right handed pitching. They are elite against lefties, but they will see a solid right hander in this one.
In the past month, the Dodgers bullpen has been a top ten bullpen in the majors, while the Dbacks bullpen has been a bottom ten bullpen.
Take the Dodgers -1.5.