The Arizona Diamondbacks (52-51) and Los Angeles Dodgers (56-48) will continue a three-game National League West series on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium, with the first pitch scheduled for 10:10 ET

Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Dodgers 

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Chris Capuano has lost three of his last four outings

Arizona pulled within 3.5 games of Los Angeles in the NL West standings with last night’s 7-2 victory, as the club grabbed a 3-0 first-inning lead and never looked back.  “You always want to get on top, these guys have been on a roll, so you want to jump on top of them,” commented Dodgers manager Kirk Gibson.  The Diamondbacks received a huge contribution from its new addition Chris Johnson, as the former Houston Astros third baseman hit a crucial three-run homer.  Arizona is 8-11 as a road underdog of +100 to +125, with the “under” going 12-6 in that situation.

Diamondbacks starting pitcher Wade Miley (11-6, 3.11 ERA) had a personal two-game win streak snapped in a 3-1 home loss to the New York Mets in his last outing, allowing three runs and nine hits over 5.1 frames.  The left-hander is 4-3 with a 3.54 ERA in nine road appearances (eight starts), issuing 10 walks and striking out 38 batters in 53.1 frames.  In three career appearances (two starts) versus the Dodgers, Miley has compiled a 1-1 record and 4.40 ERA.

Los Angeles just couldn’t get the big hit after returning home from sweeping three games from the San Francisco Giants, going 1-for-12 with runners in scoring position.  “I thought it was one of those games that was a little bit dangerous for us,” commented Dodgers manager Don Mattingly.  The Dodgers are now 4-6 against the Diamondbacks this season, including a 1-2 mark at this ballpark.  Los Angeles is 6-6 at home with a money line of -100 to -125, with the “over” going 7-5 in that situation.

Dodgers starting pitcher Chris Capuano (10-6, 3.13 ERA) has lost three of his last four starts, including a 7-4 road setback to the St. Louis Cardinals, allowing six runs and 11 hits over 4.1 frames.  The left-hander is 5-2 with a 1.64 ERA in 10 home outings, issuing 17 walks and striking out 60 batters in 65.2 frames.  In nine career games (eight starts) versus the Diamondbacks, Capuano has registered a 2-5 record and 4.31 ERA, including a 7-1 setback on the road on July 8.

Sports bettors will likely play the total in this affair, with the OVER going 6-2-1 in the last nine meetings in Los Angeles

Pick:  Over 7

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