Fri 31/08/2012 - 23:35 EDT

Diamondbacks at Dodgers MLB Friday Night Handicapping Tips

Arizona faces Los Angeles Friday night for MLB NL West action as two teams fighting for the top spot in the division meet at 10:10 PM ET at Dodger Stadium. Both the Diamondbacks and the Dodgers have struggled of late, going 3-7 in their last ten games.

Don Mattingly Hopes Closed-Door Team Meeting Helps Dodgers

Following a 2-0 loss to the Diamondbacks Thursday, manager Don Mattingly held a team meeting in the hopes that the Dodgers can get out of their recent funk. Los Angeles is 3-7 in its last 10 games despite the acquisition of Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez from the Red Sox. Aaron Harang takes the hill for the Dodgers, who boasts a 3-7 record with a 2.98 ERA in his career against the Diamondbacks. Harang is going for win number 10 on the season tonight.

Trevor Cahill Looks to Lead Diamondbacks to Second Straight Win over Dodgers

Cahill is also looking for his 10th win of the season tonight when he takes the hill for the DBacks. He has been stellar in his career against the Dodgers, posting a 3-0 record with an ERA of 1.85. He has recorded 19 strikeouts in 24.1 innings pitched against the Dodgers in his career. The Diamondbacks are in third place in the NL West and are five games behind the Dodgers for second place. They sit 6.5 games out of first for one of the two spots in the NL Wild Card race.

As we visit the NL West tonight, the online sportsbook of has an interesting line for tonight’s game between the Diamondbacks and the Dodgers. The money line is set at -125 for the Dodgers over the Diamondbacks. We will take the Dodgers, Aaron Harang and the money line tonight.

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