Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Free Preview

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The Los Angeles Dodgers will play host to their divisional rival Arizona Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium. The first pitch is scheduled for 10:10 p.m. ET and Fox Sports Arizona will broadcast the matchup.

Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

Oddsmakers have listed Los Angeles (-120) as the favorite over Arizona (+110). The total stands at 7.5 runs and bettors can wager on the over for +100 and the under for -120. You can also bet on the game’s spread with the most recent runline odds standing at Diamondbacks +1.5 runs (-190) and Dodgers -1.5 runs (+165).

The Dodgers are 72-62 straight up (SU) and 59-74 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 24.1 units for moneyline bettors and 15.3 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 have gone 74-60 SU this year and are 66-67 ATS. Overall, the team’s accumulated 2.5 units for moneyline gamblers and 4.0 units ATS. Arizona is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the total has gone under in six of those seven.

Los Angeles games have a 64-64-5 over/under record in 2018. The Diamondbacks have been a decent under bet with a total record of 60-67-6.

Zack Greinke is getting the nod for the D-backs. The right-handed Greinke is 13-8 with a 2.93 ERA and 171 strikeouts. He’s 2-0 with 17 strikeouts and a 4.38 ERA against Los Angeles this year (two starts).

The Dodgers are putting the ball in the hands of lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu (4-1, 2.18 ERA), who has 54 strikeouts and 12 walks to his name, as well as a 1.01 WHIP. Ryu is 0-0 with four strikeouts and a 5.40 ERA across two starts against Arizona this year.

As a unit, Los Angeles’ pitchers have yielded 3.8 runs per game overall in 2018. Its starters have a 3.18 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 9.5 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.89 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 9.6 K/9. In 58 divisional games, Dodgers starters have an ERA of 3.06 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.78.

The Los Angeles hitters are putting up 4.7 runs per outing, including 4.6 per game against divisional foes and 4.8 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .277/.347/.480 over its last five matchups and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.

The Dodgers’ batters have been led by first baseman Cody Bellinger and right fielder Chris Taylor. Bellinger is slashing .260/.341/.471 with 21 home runs, 63 RBIs and 74 runs scored, while Taylor is batting .243 with 14 homers, 54 RBIs and 69 runs.

In the visiting dugout, Arizona’s pitching staff allowed 3.8 runs per game and its starters own a 3.75 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 9.31 K/9. The bullpen has logged a solid ERA of just 3.09, along with a K-per-9 of 8.11.

The Diamondbacks offense has slashed .239/.317/.403 on its way to 4.4 runs scored per game this year, including 4.9 runs per game against divisional foes and 2.2 per game over the team’s last five outings (3-2 SU).

First baseman Paul Goldschmidt and left fielder David Peralta have paced Arizona’s offense. Goldschmidt is hitting .291/.395/.541 with 30 home runs, 76 RBIs and 82 runs scored, while Peralta is slashing .303/.360/.540 with 26 homers, 74 RBIs and 66 runs scored.

The Diamondbacks have lost 2.5 units and are 20-26 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over has hit in 21 of those games, compared to 22 that’ve gone under against left-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Dodgers have lost 20.4 units and are 34-48 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over’s hit in 48 of those games, compared to 32 that went under the total.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Free Prediction

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

Betting Notes,

  • Arizona has recorded nine extra-base hits over its last five games. Los Angeles has 18 XBH over its last five.
  • The Diamondbacks have hit 10 home runs in their last 10 games. The Dodgers have hit 15 over their last 10.
  • Arizona has recorded 18.9 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 15.8 over its last five.