Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Free Preview

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The Los Angeles Dodgers will be squaring off against their division rival Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Fox Sports Arizona will be televising the matchup and the game is scheduled to get underway at 9:40 p.m. ET.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Odds

Los Angeles (-180) is the favorite over Arizona (+170) and oddsmakers have the Over/Under for this one at 8 runs. The odds for wagering on the game’s total sit at -120 for the over and +100 for the under. Bettors can also wager on the game’s runline with the most recent odds standing at Dodgers -1.5 runs (-125) and Diamondbacks +1.5 runs (+105).

The Dodgers have gone 88-69 SU this year and are 70-86 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 23.1 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 16.4 units ATS. The Diamondbacks, on the other hand, are 79-78 SU and 76-80 ATS. The team has lost 11.9 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 0.4 units ATS.

Diamondbacks games have an over/under record of 71-79-6 in 2018. Dodgers games have gone under 75 times, gone over 73 times and pushed on eight occasions.

Right-hander Walker Buehler is the probable starter for the visiting Dodgers. Buehler is 7-5 with a 2.74 ERA and 143 strikeouts. He’s 0-0 with nine strikeouts and a 1.42 ERA against Arizona this year.

The Diamondbacks are turning to righty Matt Koch (5-5, 4.26 ERA), who has 48 strikeouts and 19 walks as well as a WHIP of 1.24. Koch is 0-0 with three strikeouts and a 3.60 ERA in one start against Los Angeles this year.

Arizona’s pitching staff has yielded 4.0 runs per game overall in 2018 as a unit. The team’s starters have a 3.82 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 9.3 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.64 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 8.2 K/9. In 71 games against divisional foes, Diamondbacks starters have an ERA of 3.98 and the bullpen’s ERA is 4.28.

Arizona’s hitters have produced 4.3 runs per outing, including 4.5 per game against divisional foes and 3.2 per game over their last five. The team has hit .223/.250/.416 over its last five matchups and is 1-4 SU during that stretch.

The Diamondbacks’ batters have been led by first baseman Paul Goldschmidt and left fielder David Peralta. Goldschmidt is hitting .293/.393/.543 with 33 home runs, 83 RBIs and 94 runs scored, and Peralta’s line is .296/.353/.518 with 29 homers, 84 RBIs and 74 runs.

In the other dugout, Los Angeles’ pitching staff allowed 3.8 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 3.19 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 9.56 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.70, along with a K/9 of 9.66.

Dodgers hitters have slashed .247/.333/.437 on their way to 4.9 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.8 runs per game against divisional foes and 7.2 per game over the team’s last five contests (4-1 SU).

First baseman Cody Bellinger and right fielder Chris Taylor have led Los Angeles’ offense. Bellinger is slashing .257/.342/.464 with 23 home runs, 71 RBIs and 82 runs scored. Taylor is hitting .253/.330/.444 with 17 homers, 61 RBIs and 81 runs scored.

The Dodgers have lost 18.8 units and are 40-54 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has hit in 52 of those games, compared to 39 that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Diamondbacks have lost 9.2 units and are 50-51 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has hit in 47 of those games, compared to 51 that went under.

Los Angeles Dodgers at Arizona Diamondbacks Free Pick

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

Betting Trends

  • The over has cashed in four of Arizona’s last seven games.
  • The Dodgers have won six of their last seven games SU while the Diamondbacks have dropped eight of their last nine.
  • Arizona has posted 16 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 18 over its last five.
  • The Dodgers have hit 21 home runs in their last 10 games. The Diamondbacks have hit 13 over their last 10.