Point Spread: 1.50 | 109.00 Arizona (Away)
The Dodgers return hom as NL West Champs to open up an eight-game session at home and I'm expecting a bit of a letdown here. The Dodgers earned their title witha 4-0 win over the D-Backs on Tuesday. Arizona is out for revenge here with its ace on the mound Merrill Kelly, who is 12-6 with a 3.01 ERA. Surprisingly he's out for revenge as well here, as he's 0-8 in 11 lifetime starts vs. LA with a 5.81 ERA. The home side counters with Clayton Kershaw, who is 8-3 with a 2.44 ERA. He's been great, and has enjoyed plenty of success against Arizona in the past, but the bottom line is here that I believe Kelly can match him inning for inning. This is a tough LA line-up, but the stage is set for a bit of a mental letdown here.
T.M. Prediction: 4-3 Arizona.