The Arizona Diamondbacks will face their divisional rival Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. The action will begin at 4:10 p.m. ET and Fox Sports Arizona will be showing the game.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Odds
Arizona (+187) is the underdog against Los Angeles (-205) and oddsmakers have put the Over/Under for this game at 7 runs. The odds for wagering on the games total stand at +100 for the over and -120 for the under. Bettors can also wager on the games runline with the current odds standing at Diamondbacks +1.5 runs (-115) and Dodgers -1.5 runs (-105).
The Diamondbacks are 11-3 SU and have gone 8-5 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 7.8 units for moneyline bettors in this young season and 3.4 units ATS. Arizona’s covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven. The Dodgers are 4-9 SU and 3-9 ATS. They’ve lost 8.9 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 6.2 units ATS. Los Angeles has covered the spread just once in its last seven games and the under has cashed in four of those seven.
Dodgers games have a 5-7 over/under record so far in 2018. The Diamondbacks have an over/under record of 7-6.
The Diamondbacks have gained 6.7 units and are 4-2 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over has cashed in three of those games, compared to three that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Dodgers have lost 7.7 units and are 1-6 ATS when facing a righty starter. The overs hit in five of those games, compared to two that went under.
Zack Godley (2-0, 0.64 ERA) will get the nod for the visiting Diamondbacks. The right-handed Godley struck out 165 hitters over 155 innings last year (25 starts) while finishing the season 8-9 overall with a 3.37 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP. He made three starts against the Dodgers in 2017 and compiled a 1-1 record against them with a 3.93 ERA and 16 strikeouts.
The Dodgers are turning to lefty Clayton Kershaw (0-2, 1.89 ERA), who recorded 202 strikeouts in 175 innings last year (27 starts), while finishing the season 18-4 overall with a 2.31 ERA and a 0.95 WHIP. He recorded two starts against the Diamondbacks a year ago and assembled a 2-0 record with a 0.59 ERA and 19 strikeouts.
Los Angeles pitching staff has allowed 4.6 runs per game overall in 2018 as a unit. The clubs starting pitching staff has a 3.78 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 9.4 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.47 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 8.9 K/9. In 11 games against NL West opponents, Dodgers starters have an ERA of 3.34 and the bullpens ERA is 3.56.
The Los Angeles offense has produced 3.6 runs per outing, including 3.4 per game against divisional foes and 4.0 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .289/.333/.467 over its last five games and is 2-3 SU during that span.
Catcher Yasmani Grandal and left fielder Matt Kemp have led the Dodgers hitters so far. Grandal is slashing .359/.444/.564 with 14 hits, five RBIs and six runs scored, while Kemp’s line is .324/.375/.486 with 12 hits, four RBIs and three runs.
In the other dugout, Arizona’s pitchers have allowed 3.1 runs per game and its starters own a 3.58 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 10.85 K/9. The bullpen has managed an excellent ERA of just 1.89, along with a K-per-9 of 7.74.
Diamondbacks hitters have slashed .241/.328/.427 on their way to 5.4 runs scored per game this season, including 5.9 runs per game against divisional foes and 6.0 per game over the teams last five outings (4-1 SU).
Arizona’s offensive production been led by outfielders A.J. Pollock and David Peralta. Pollock is slashing .294/.362/.647 with 15 hits, 12 RBIs and nine runs scored, while Peralta is slashing .326/.426/.500 with 15 hits, two homers, six RBIs and 10 runs scored.
Compared to his overall season slash line of .268/.333/.475, Pollock didn’t do especially well against lefty pitching on the road in 2017, putting up a slash line of .192/.253/.356 across 79 such plate appearances.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Free MLB Tip
Predictions: SU Winner – Dodgers, ATS Winner – Diamondbacks, O/U – OVER
- The Diamondbacks have won five of their last six games SU.
- Los Angeles has recorded 24.4 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 24.8 over its last five.
- The Diamondbacks have hit 14 home runs in their last 10 games, including nine over their last five.