Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Matchup

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The Los Angeles Dodgers will be taking on their division rival Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Fox Sports Arizona will showcase the action and the game will get underway at 9:40 p.m. ET.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Odds

Oddsmakers have listed Los Angeles (-115) as the favorite over Arizona (+105). Bettors can wager on the game’s total with odds sitting at -120 for over 7.5 runs and even money (+100) for under 7.5. Gamblers can also wager on the game’s spread with the current runline odds standing at +130 for the Dodgers -1.5 runs and -150 for the Diamondbacks +1.5.

The Dodgers have gone 88-70 SU this year and are 71-86 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 22.1 units for moneyline gamblers and 15.4 units ATS. Los Angeles has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven. The Diamondbacks, on the other hand, are 80-78 SU and 76-81 ATS. The team has lost 12.9 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 1.5 units ATS. Arizona has covered the spread just once in its last seven games and the over has cashed in four of those seven.

Diamondbacks games have an over/under record of 72-79-6 in 2018. The Dodgers have an over/under record of 74-75-8.

The right-handed Ross Stripling is projected to start for Los Angeles. Stripling is 8-5 with a 2.84 ERA and 134 strikeouts. He’s 0-1 with eight strikeouts and a 4.35 ERA against Arizona this year.

The Diamondbacks will send righty Zack Greinke (14-11, 3.21 ERA) to the hill. Greinke has 193 strikeouts and 41 walks to his credit, as well as a 1.06 WHIP. Greinke is 2-1 with 22 strikeouts and a 4.12 ERA across three starts against Los Angeles this year.

Los Angeles’ pitchers have allowed 3.8 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 3.19 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 9.55 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.72, along with a K/9 of 9.64.

Dodgers hitters have slashed .248/.333/.438 on their way to 4.9 runs scored per game this season, including 4.8 runs per game against divisional foes and 6.8 per game over the team’s last five outings (3-2 SU).

Los Angeles’ hitters have been led by first baseman Cody Bellinger and right fielder Chris Taylor. Bellinger is hitting .259/.343/.470 with 24 home runs, 72 RBIs and 83 runs scored, while Taylor has a .254 average with 17 homers, 62 RBIs and 81 runs scored.

In the other dugout, Arizona’s pitchers have given up 4.0 runs per game overall in 2018. The team’s starting pitching staff has an ERA of 3.81, a WHIP of 1.23 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.3. The bullpen has a 3.64 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 8.2 K/9. In 72 games against divisional opponents, Diamondbacks starters have an ERA of 3.96 and the bullpen’s ERA is 4.27.

The Arizona offense is putting up 4.3 runs per contest, including 4.5 per game against divisional foes and 2.2 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .205/.247/.354 over its last five games and is 1-4 SU during that span.

The Diamondbacks’ hitters have been led by first baseman Paul Goldschmidt and outfielder David Peralta. Goldschmidt is slashing .291/.391/.540 with 33 home runs, 83 RBIs and 94 runs scored, and Peralta’s line is .296/.354/.519 with 29 homers, 86 RBIs and 74 runs.

The Dodgers have lost 18.8 units and are 40-54 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has cashed in 52 of those games, as opposed to 39 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Diamondbacks have lost 9.2 units and are 50-51 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 47 of those games, as opposed to 51 which went under the total.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Free MLB Pick

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

Betting Trends

  • The under has hit in only one of Los Angeles’ last seven games.
  • Los Angeles has recorded 25.7 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 28.0 over its last five.
  • The Dodgers have hit 20 home runs in their last 10 games. The Diamondbacks have hit 14 over their last 10.