The Los Angeles Dodgers are set to host their NL West nemesis Arizona Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium. Fox Sports Arizona will be televising the action and the game will get going at 9:10 p.m. ET.
Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Dodgers Odds
Los Angeles (-170) is favored over Arizona (+160) and oddsmakers have put the Over/Under for this one at 7 runs (+100 for the over and -120 for the under). The game’s current runline odds stand at -135 for picking the Diamondbacks +1.5 runs and +115 for the Dodgers -1.5.
The Dodgers are 73-62 straight up (SU) and 59-75 against the spread (ATS). The team has lost 25.6 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 16.3 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. The Diamondbacks, on the other hand, have gone 74-61 SU this year and are 67-67 ATS. In total, the team’s accumulated 3.9 units for moneyline gamblers and 5.0 units ATS. Arizona is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the under has cashed in six of those seven.
Dodgers games have a 64-65-5 over/under record in 2018. Diamondbacks games have gone under 68 times, gone over 60 times and pushed on six occasions.
The southpaw Patrick Corbin is the projected starter for Arizona. Corbin (10-5, 3.09 ERA) has recorded 207 punchouts in 168.2 innings so far. He’s 1-0 with 24 strikeouts and a 0.98 ERA against Los Angeles this year (three starts).
The Dodgers will turn to lefty Clayton Kershaw (6-5, 2.39 ERA), who has 124 strikeouts and 20 walks to his credit as well as a WHIP of 1.00. Kershaw is 1-1 with 24 strikeouts and a 2.37 ERA across three starts against Arizona this year.
As a unit, Los Angeles’ pitching staff has allowed 3.8 runs per game overall this season. Its starters have a 3.17 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 9.4 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.87 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 9.6 K/9. In 59 games against NL West foes, Dodgers starters have an ERA of 3.05 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.74.
The Los Angeles offense has put up 4.7 runs per contest, including 4.6 per game against divisional foes and 4.4 per game over its last five. The team’s hit .268/.337/.482 over its last five contests and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.
The Dodgers’ offense has been led by first baseman Cody Bellinger and right fielder Chris Taylor. Bellinger is hitting .260/.341/.472 with 21 home runs, 63 RBIs and 74 runs scored, while Taylor is batting .243 with 14 homers, 54 RBIs and 69 runs scored.
In the visiting dugout, Arizona’s pitching staff allowed 3.8 runs per game and its starters own a 3.75 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 9.28 K/9. The bullpen has a solid ERA of just 3.09, along with a WHIP of 1.21 and a K/9 of 8.11.
Diamondbacks hitters have slashed .239/.316/.402 on their way to 4.4 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.8 runs per game against divisional foes and 1.6 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).
First baseman Paul Goldschmidt and left fielder David Peralta continue to lead Arizona’s offense. Goldschmidt is slashing .293/.396/.549 with 31 home runs, 78 RBIs and 83 runs scored, while Peralta (.300/.358/.536) has produced 26 homers, 74 RBIs and 66 runs scored.
The Diamondbacks have lost 1.1 units and are 21-26 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over has cashed in 21 of those games, compared to 23 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Dodgers have lost 5.3 units and are 25-27 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The over’s cashed in 16 of those games, compared to 33 that went under the total.
Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Dodgers, ATS Winner – Diamondbacks, O/U – OVER
- The over has cashed in four of Los Angeles’ last seven games.
- The Diamondbacks have hit eight home runs in their last 10 games. The Dodgers have hit 15 over their last 10.
- Arizona has recorded 17.5 runs + hits + errors per game over its last 10 outings and 14.0 over its last five.
- The Dodgers have won six of their last seven games SU.