Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Free Preview

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The Arizona Diamondbacks will do battle against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Chase Field. Fox Sports Arizona will broadcast the action and the game is slated to get underway at 9:40 p.m. ET.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Odds

Oddsmakers are listing Los Angeles (+100) as the underdog to Arizona (-110). The total sits at 8.5 runs and bettors can wager on the over for +100 and the under for -120. The games current runline odds stand at -210 for betting the Dodgers +1.5 runs and +175 for the Diamondbacks -1.5.

The Diamondbacks are 19-8 SU and 15-11 ATS. The team has gained 13.4 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 5.5 units against the spread (ATS). Arizona has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven. On the other hand, the Dodgers are 12-15 SU and have gone 9-17 ATS. In total, the teams lost 13.0 units for gamblers taking the moneyline in this young season and 9.2 units ATS. Los Angeles has covered the spread only once in its last seven games and the over has hit in four of those seven.

Arizona games have an over/under record of 13-12-1 so far in 2018. The Dodgers have an over/under record of 15-11.

The right-handed Ross Stripling is getting the start for Los Angeles. Stripling is 0-0 with a 0.63 ERA and 16 strikeouts. He’s 0-0 with five strikeouts and a 1.69 ERA against Arizona this year.

The Diamondbacks are handing the ball to righty Zack Greinke (2-2, 4.80 ERA), who has 32 strikeouts and three walks, as well as a WHIP of 1.13. Greinke is 1-0 with seven strikeouts and a 5.68 ERA across one starts against Los Angeles this year.

Arizona’s pitchers have allowed 3.1 runs per game overall in 2018 as a unit. Its starting pitching staff has an ERA of 3.64, a WHIP of 1.18 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 10.5. The bullpen has a solid ERA of just 1.70, a WHIP of 1.01 and a K/9 of 8.7. In 18 divisional games, Diamondbacks starters have an ERA of 3.19 and the bullpens ERA is 2.14.

Arizona’s hitters have produced 4.6 runs per outing, including 4.7 per game against divisional foes and 4.2 per game over their last five. The team has hit .235/.314/.404 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

First baseman Paul Goldschmidt and right fielder A.J. Pollock have led the Diamondbacks batters this year. Goldschmidt is slashing .274/.395/.516 with four home runs, 11 RBIs and 21 runs scored, and Pollock is hitting .276 with six homers, 21 RBIs, 17 runs and six stolen bases.

Goldschmidt especially enjoyed batting against right-handed pitching at home last season. In 249 such plate appearances, he slashed .324/.430/.638 (compared to his overall season line of .298/.405/.560).

For the visitors, Los Angeles pitchers have allowed 4.3 runs per game and its starters own a 3.44 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 9.79 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.61, along with a K/9 of 10.29.

The Dodgers offense has slashed .248/.328/.397 on its way to 4.7 runs scored per game in 2018, including 5.2 runs per game against divisional foes and 6.0 per game over the teams last five outings (1-4 SU).

Los Angeles hitters have been powered by catcher Yasmani Grandal and first baseman Cody Bellinger. Grandal is hitting .291/.378/.512 with four home runs, 19 RBIs and 13 runs scored, while Bellinger (.291/.351/.476) has produced three homers, 12 RBIs and 21 runs scored.

The Dodgers have lost 9.8 units and are 6-11 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The overs hit in 13 of those games, compared to four that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers.

Los Angeles Dodgers at Arizona Diamondbacks Free MLB Tip

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

Betting Notes

  • The Dodgers have hit eight home runs in their last 10 games. The Diamondbacks have hit 13 over their last 10.
  • Arizona has averaged 19.1 runs + hits + errors over its last 10 contests and 19.8 over its last five.
  • The Dodgers have lost five of their last six games SU.