Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Matchup

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The Arizona Diamondbacks will play host to their NL West foe Los Angeles Dodgers at Chase Field. Fox Sports Arizona will be televising the matchup and the first pitch is scheduled for 9:40 p.m. ET.

Los Angeles Dodgers at Arizona Diamondbacks Odds

Vegas has listed Arizona (+130) as the underdog to Los Angeles (-140). The total sits at 8.5 runs and bettors can wager on the over for -105 and the under for -115. The game’s current runline odds sit at +105 for taking the Dodgers -1.5 runs and -125 for the Diamondbacks +1.5.

The Dodgers are 41-19 SU and are 29-30 against the spread (ATS). They’ve accumulated 13.8 units for gamblers taking the moneyline and 2.6 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, are 30-30 SU and 35-24 ATS. They’ve gained 0.3 units for moneyline bettors and 8.0 units ATS. Arizona has a 3-4 ATS mark over its last seven games and the under has cashed in three of those seven.

Arizona games have a 29-27-3 over/under record so far in 2019. Dodgers games have gone over 31 times, gone under 25 times and pushed on three occasions.

Walker Buehler will get the nod for the Dodgers. The right-handed Buehler is 5-1 with a 4.03 ERA and 58 strikeouts. He’s 0-0 with a 15.00 ERA against Arizona this year.

The Diamondbacks are putting the ball in the hands of lefty Robbie Ray (4-2, 3.59 ERA), who has 82 strikeouts and 35 walks, along with a WHIP of 1.44. Ray is 0-0 with nine strikeouts and a 5.40 ERA in one start against Los Angeles this year.

Arizona’s pitchers have allowed 4.5 runs per game overall in 2019 as a unit. Its starters have an ERA of 4.11, a WHIP of 1.29 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.9. The bullpen has a 4.28 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 8.8 K/9. In 27 games against NL West opponents, Diamondbacks starters have an ERA of 5.26 and the bullpen’s ERA is 4.87.

Arizona’s hitters have produced 5.3 runs per contest, including 5.9 per game against divisional foes and 6.2 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .303/.355/.535 over its last five games and is 2-3 SU during that span.

Eduardo Escobar and Ketel Marte have led the Diamondbacks’ batters this year. Escobar is hitting .288/.345/.568 with 15 home runs, 48 RBIs and 38 runs scored, while Marte is batting .280 with 14 homers, 43 RBIs and 36 runs.

In the other dugout, Los Angeles’ pitching staff allowed 3.9 runs per game and its starters own a 2.92 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 8.87 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.74, along with a K-per-9 of 8.64.

The Dodgers offense has slashed .266/.355/.471 on its way to 5.4 runs scored per game in 2019, including 6.7 runs per game against divisional foes and 5.8 per game over the team’s last five contests (5-0 SU).

Los Angeles’ hitters have been paced by first baseman Cody Bellinger and third baseman Justin Turner. Bellinger is slashing .376/.462/.733 with 20 home runs, 52 RBIs, 50 runs and seven stolen bases, while Turner is slashing .306/.394/.446 with six homers, 25 RBIs and 28 runs scored.

The Dodgers have lost 0.7 units and are 6-13 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has cashed in 11 of those games, compared to eight that’ve hit the under in such games. On the other hand, the Diamondbacks have netted 0.1 units and are 23-14 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has hit in 15 of those games, compared to 21 that’ve gone under.

Dodgers at Diamondbacks MLB Prediction

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

Betting Notes

  • Los Angeles has logged 25 extra-base hits over its last five contests. Arizona has 21 XBH over its last five.
  • The Dodgers have hit 19 home runs in their last 10 games, including 11 over their last five.
  • The Dodgers have an OPS of .826 this season, including an OPS of .770 when facing left-handed pitchers. The Diamondbacks’ OPS stands at .785 overall and .880 against southpaws.
  • Arizona has recorded 30.6 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 28.6 over its last five.
  • The Dodgers have won nine of their last 10 games SU.