Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Free Preview

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The Arizona Diamondbacks are set to play host to the Los Angeles Dodgers at Chase Field. The game gets underway 9:40 p.m. ET and Fox Sports Arizona will showcase the matchup.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Odds

Arizona (-125) is the favorite over Los Angeles (+115) and oddsmakers have the Over/Under for this night game at 8 runs. The odds for betting on the games total stand at -115 for the under and -105 for the over. Runline odds stand at -180 for taking the Dodgers +1.5 runs and +160 for the Diamondbacks -1.5.

The Dodgers are 12-17 SU and are 9-19 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 15.5 units for bettors taking the moneyline in the seasons early going and 12.0 units ATS. The Diamondbacks, on the other hand, are 21-8 SU and 16-12 ATS. They’ve gained 13.4 units for moneyline bettors and 5.0 units ATS.

Diamondbacks games have an over/under record of 14-13-1 thus far in 2018. The Dodgers have an over/under record of 16-12.

Hyun-Jin Ryu is getting the start for the visiting Dodgers. The left-handed Ryu is 3-0 with a 2.22 ERA and 34 strikeouts. He’s 0-0 with two strikeouts and a 7.36 ERA against Arizona this year (two starts).

The Diamondbacks are handing the ball to righty Zack Godley (4-1, 3.81 ERA), who’s got 28 strikeouts and 11 walks to his credit, as well as a WHIP of 1.41. Godley is 1-1 with seven strikeouts and a 4.91 ERA across two starts against Los Angeles this year.

As a unit, Arizona’s pitching staff has given up 3.2 runs per game overall this year. Its starters have a 3.61 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 10.6 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has posted a solid ERA of just 1.85, a WHIP of 1.01 and a K/9 of 8.5. In 20 divisional games, Diamondbacks starters have an ERA of 3.20 and the bullpens ERA is 2.31.

The Arizona hitters are putting up 4.7 runs per outing, including 4.8 per game against divisional foes and 4.4 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .269/.335/.491 over its last five matchups and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.

A.J. Pollock has helped lead the Diamondbacks offense this season with 10 home runs, 25 RBIs, 21 runs and seven stolen bases. Pollock seemed to enjoy hitting lefty pitching at home last year. Over 73 such plate appearances, he slashed .368/.411/.706 (his total season line was .268/.333/.475).

For the visiting squad, Los Angeles pitching staff allowed 4.4 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 3.56 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 9.63 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.77, along with a WHIP of 1.17 and a K-per-9 of 10.31.

Dodgers hitters have slashed .244/.326/.395 on their way to 4.7 runs scored per game in 2018, including 5.0 runs per game against divisional foes and 5.6 per game over the teams last five contests (1-4 SU).

Los Angeles hitters have been led by Yasmani Grandal, who is slashing .308/.406/.538 with four home runs, 20 RBIs and 16 runs scored.

The Diamondbacks snuck away with the previous game in the series by a score of four runs to three.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction

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

Betting Trends

  • The under has cashed in only two of Arizona’s last seven games.
  • The Dodgers have hit seven home runs in their last 10 games, including four over their last five.
  • The Los Angeles defense has allowed nine errors over the last 10 games, compared to four errors for Arizona over its last 10.
  • The Dodgers have lost seven of their last eight games SU while the Diamondbacks have won five of their last six SU.