Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Preview

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The Arizona Diamondbacks will be facing off against their divisional rival Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. The opening pitch is scheduled for 4:10 p.m. ET and Fox Sports Arizona will broadcast the matchup.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

Vegas is listing Arizona (+140) as the underdog to Los Angeles (-150). The total is sitting at 7.5 runs and bettors can wager on the over for -125 or the under for +105. You can also wager on the game’s spread with the runline odds standing at Diamondbacks +1.5 runs (-155) and Dodgers -1.5 runs (+135).

The Diamondbacks have gone 74-62 SU this year and are 68-67 against the spread (ATS). The team hasn’t moved the needle very much this year, gaining 2.9 units for moneyline bettors and 6.0 units ATS. Arizona’s covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in all seven of them. The Dodgers, on the other hand, are 74-62 SU and 59-76 ATS. They’ve lost 24.6 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 17.3 units ATS. Los Angeles has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven.

Dodgers games have had an over/under record of 64-66-5 in 2018. Arizona has been a decent under bet with a total record of 60-69-6.

The right-handed Clay Buchholz will get the nod for Arizona. Buchholz (7-2, 2.07 ERA) has recorded 71 punchouts in 87 innings so far. He has yet to face the Dodgers this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Dodgers are turning to righty Walker Buehler (6-4, 3.02 ERA), who has 106 punchouts and 25 walks to his name as well as a WHIP of 1.04. Buehler did not record a start against the Diamondbacks in 2017.

Arizona’s pitching staff allowed 3.8 runs per game and its starters own a 3.73 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 9.30 K/9. The bullpen has managed a solid ERA of just 3.13, along with a K-per-9 of 8.18.

The Diamondbacks offense has slashed .238/.315/.402 on its way to 4.4 runs scored per game this season, including 4.8 runs per game against divisional foes and 2.0 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).

First baseman Paul Goldschmidt and left fielder David Peralta have led Arizona’s offense. Goldschmidt is slashing .293/.396/.547 with 31 home runs, 78 RBIs and 83 runs scored, while Peralta is hitting .298 with 26 homers, 74 RBIs and 66 runs scored.

In the other dugout, Los Angeles’ pitchers have allowed 3.8 runs per game overall in 2018. The club’s starters have a 3.16 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 9.4 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.85 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 9.6 K/9. In 60 divisional games, Dodgers starters have an ERA of 3.04 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.71.

The Los Angeles offense has produced 4.7 runs per outing, including 4.6 per game against divisional foes and 3.6 per game over its last five. The team’s hit .242/.307/.441 over its last five matchups and is 4-1 SU during that span.

First baseman Cody Bellinger and left fielder Matt Kemp have led the Dodgers’ hitters this year. Bellinger is slashing .259/.339/.470 with 21 home runs, 63 RBIs and 74 runs scored, while Kemp’s line is .283/.336/.473 with 19 homers, 72 RBIs and 56 runs.

The Diamondbacks have gained 5.0 units and are 46-41 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has cashed in 39 of those games, compared to 45 that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Dodgers have lost 19.4 units and are 34-49 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has hit in 48 of those games, compared to 33 that went under the total.

Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Dodgers Free Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Dodgers, ATS Winner – Diamondbacks, O/U – UNDER

Betting Notes

  • Arizona has tallied 11 extra-base hits over its last five contests. Los Angeles has 14 XBH over its last five.
  • The Dodgers have won seven of their last eight games SU.
  • Los Angeles has recorded 21.4 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 19.2 over its last five.
  • The Diamondbacks have hit nine home runs in their last 10 games, including five over their last five.