Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Dodgers Matchup

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The Los Angeles Dodgers are set to host their divisional rival Arizona Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium. The action will begin at 10:10 p.m. ET and KTLA-TV 5 will broadcast the game.

Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

Vegas has listed Los Angeles (-130) as the favorite over Arizona (+120). The total sits at seven runs and bettors can take the over for -120 or the under for +100. You can also bet on the game’s runline with the most recent odds standing at -175 for the Diamondbacks +1.5 runs and +155 for the Dodgers -1.5.

The Diamondbacks are 9-3 SU and have gone 7-5 against the spread (ATS). They’ve accumulated 6.5 units for moneyline bettors this year and 2.4 units ATS. Arizona has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven. The Dodgers are 4-7 SU and 3-8 ATS. They’ve lost 7.5 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 5.2 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.

Los Angeles games have an over/under record of 4-7 so far in 2018. The Diamondbacks have an over/under record of 6-6.

The Diamondbacks have lost 0.1 units and are 3-3 ATS when facing a righty 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 6.3 units and are 1-5 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over’s hit in four of those games, compared to two that went under the total.

Right-hander Zack Greinke (0-1, 5.06 ERA) will get the nod for the visiting D-backs. Greinke struck out 215 hitters across 202 innings last year (with only 45 walks) and finished the season 17-7 overall with a 3.20 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP. He made four starts against Los Angeles in 2017 and compiled a 1-2 record against the Dodgers with a 3.65 ERA and 24 strikeouts.

The Dodgers are turning to righty Kenta Maeda (1-0, 0.00 ERA), who struck out 140 hitters in 134 innings last year (25 starts), while finishing the season 13-6 overall with a 4.22 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP. He made five starts against the Diamondbacks a year ago and registered a 0-2 record with a 7.36 ERA and 28 strikeouts.

Los Angeles’ pitchers have given up 3.9 runs per game overall this season as a unit. Its starters have a 2.93 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 9.5 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.50 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 8.2 K/9. In nine divisional games, Dodgers starters have an ERA of 2.26 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.35.

The Los Angeles hitters have put up 3.5 runs per outing, including 3.4 per game over their last five. The team has hit .242/.308/.384 over its last five matchups and is 2-3 SU during that span.

The Dodgers’ hitters have been led by catcher Yasmani Grandal and outfielder Matt Kemp. Grandal is slashing .375/.444/.625 with 12 hits, five RBIs and five runs scored, and Kemp is batting .355 with 11 hits, three RBIs and three runs.

In the other dugout, Arizona’s pitchers have allowed 3.0 runs per game and its starters own a 3.36 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 10.98 K/9. The bullpen has an excellent ERA of just 1.69, along with a K/9 of 8.65.

The Diamondbacks offense has slashed .234/.328/.397 on its way to 4.8 runs scored per game this year, including 5.3 runs per game against divisional foes and 4.0 per game over the team’s last five outings (3-2 SU).

Outfielders A.J. Pollock and David Peralta have led Arizona’s offense. Pollock is hitting .283/.358/.543 with 13 hits, nine RBIs and seven runs scored, while Peralta (.316/.409/.500) is up to 12 hits, two homers, six RBIs and seven runs scored.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Prediction

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

Betting Trends

  • Both teams have hit nine home runs over their last 10 games.
  • Los Angeles has posted 21.3 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 21.8 over its last five.
  • The Diamondbacks have won three of their last four games SU.