Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Matchup

Victor TrejosBaseball, MLB

The Arizona Diamondbacks are traveling west to take on their divisional foe Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Fox Sports Arizona will be televising the action and the game is scheduled to get underway at 10:10 p.m. ET.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

Arizona (+120) is entering this game as the underdog to Los Angeles (-130) and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under for this game at 8 runs (-115 for the over and -105 for the under). Bettors can also wager on the game’s runline with the current odds standing at Diamondbacks +1.5 runs (-175) and Dodgers -1.5 runs (+155).

The Diamondbacks have gone 73-60 SU this year and are 65-67 against the spread (ATS). The team hasn’t moved the needle very much this year, gaining 1.4 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 2.8 units ATS. Arizona has covered the spread just twice over its last seven games and the total has gone under in five of those seven. The Dodgers, on the other hand, are 72-61 SU and 58-74 ATS. They’ve lost 25.1 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 16.3 units ATS. Los Angeles has a 3-4 ATS mark over its last seven outings and the over has hit in four of those seven.

Dodgers games have an over/under record of 64-63-5 in 2018. The Diamondbacks have been a decent under bet with a total record of 60-66-6.

Left-hander Robbie Ray is projected to start for Arizona. Ray is 3-2 with a 4.73 ERA and 111 strikeouts. This will be his first outing against Los Angeles this year. He made five starts against the Dodgers in 2017, compiling a 3-0 record against them with a 2.27 ERA and 53 strikeouts.

The Dodgers will put the ball in the left hand of Rich Hill (6-4, 3.50 ERA, 1.22 WHIP), who has 106 punchouts and 36 walks this season. Hill is 0-1 with 10 strikeouts and a 12.00 ERA over two starts against Arizona this year.

As a unit, Los Angeles’ pitching staff has allowed 3.8 runs per game overall in 2018. The team’s starting pitching staff has an ERA of 3.16, a WHIP of 1.13 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.4. The bullpen has a 3.92 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 9.6 K/9. In 57 games against NL West foes, Dodgers starters have an ERA of 3.02 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.85.

The Los Angeles hitters are putting up 4.8 runs per outing, including 4.7 per game against divisional foes and 6.8 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .298/.377/.552 over its last five games and is 5-0 SU during that stretch.

First baseman Cody Bellinger and right fielder Chris Taylor have led the Dodgers’ hitters this year. Bellinger is hitting .261/.343/.473 with 21 home runs, 63 RBIs and 74 runs scored, and Taylor’s line is .245/.321/.430 with 14 homers, 54 RBIs and 69 runs.

For the visiting squad, Arizona’s pitching staff allowed 3.8 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 3.77 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 9.27 K/9. The bullpen has managed a solid ERA of just 3.12, along with a K-per-9 of 8.05.

The Diamondbacks offense has slashed .239/.317/.403 on its way to 4.4 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.9 runs per game against divisional foes and 2.2 per game over the team’s last five contests (2-3 SU).

First baseman Paul Goldschmidt and outfielder David Peralta have paced Arizona’s offense. Goldschmidt is slashing .290/.395/.542 with 30 home runs, 76 RBIs and 82 runs scored. Peralta (.303/.361/.536) has produced 25 homers, 71 RBIs and 65 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 in such games. On the other hand, the Dodgers have lost 4.8 units and are 24-26 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The over’s hit in 16 of those games, compared to 31 that went under.

Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Dodgers Pick

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

Betting Trends

  • The over has hit in just two of Arizona’s last seven outings.
  • Los Angeles has posted 24.6 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 28.4 over its last five.
  • The Diamondbacks have hit nine home runs in their last 10 games. The Dodgers have hit 17 over their last 10.