The Los Angeles Dodgers will head east to play their division rival Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Fox Sports Arizona will be showing the matchup and the first pitch is scheduled for 9:40 p.m. ET.
Los Angeles Dodgers at Arizona Diamondbacks Odds
Vegas is listing Arizona (+140) as the underdog to Los Angeles (-150). Bettors can wager on the game’s total with odds sitting at +100 for over eight runs and -120 for under eight. Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the current runline odds sitting at -105 for the Dodgers -1.5 runs and -115 for the Diamondbacks +1.5 runs.
The Dodgers are 54-25 SU and are 38-40 against the spread (ATS). They’ve accumulated 15.6 units for moneyline gamblers and 1.0 unit ATS. Los Angeles is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven. The Diamondbacks, on the other hand, are 39-40 SU and 44-34 ATS. They’ve lost 0.9 units for bettors taking the moneyline while gaining 6.3 units ATS. Arizona has covered the spread just once in its last seven games and the total has gone over in six of those seven.
Diamondbacks games have an over/under record of 40-35-3 thus far in 2019. The Dodgers have an over/under record of 37-37-4.
Clayton Kershaw will get the nod for the visiting Dodgers. The southpaw Kershaw (7-1, 2.85 ERA) has racked up 73 strikeouts in 79 innings so far. He has yet to face Arizona this year, but he did make five starts against the team in 2018, compiling a 2-1 record with a 2.81 ERA and 33 strikeouts.
The Diamondbacks are countering with Zack Greinke (8-3, 2.91 ERA). Greinke has 87 strikeouts and 14 walks, along with a WHIP of 0.93. Greinke is 0-1 with three strikeouts and a 17.18 ERA in one start against Los Angeles this year.
As a unit, Arizona’s pitching staff has allowed 4.6 runs per game overall this year. Its starting pitching staff has a 4.29 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.43 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 8.5 K/9. In 36 divisional games, Diamondbacks starters have an ERA of 5.42 and the bullpen’s ERA is 4.84.
The Arizona offense has produced 5.1 runs per outing, including 5.1 per game against divisional foes and 4.0 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .257/.347/.360 over its last five games and is 1-4 SU during that span.
Ketel Marte and Eduardo Escobar have led the charge for the Diamondbacks’ hitters this year. Marte is slashing .309/.359/.586 with 20 home runs, 51 RBIs and 51 runs scored, and Escobar’s line sits at .282/.341/.538 with 17 homers, 59 RBIs and 49 runs.
In the visiting dugout, Los Angeles’ pitchers have allowed 3.6 runs per game and its starters own a 2.67 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 9.05 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.22, along with a K/9 of 8.92.
Dodgers hitters have slashed .266/.350/.472 on their way to 5.3 runs scored per game this season, including 6.1 runs per game against divisional foes and 6.6 per game over the team’s last five contests (5-0 SU).
Los Angeles’ hitters have been led by first baseman Cody Bellinger and third baseman Justin Turner. Bellinger is slashing .349/.444/.699 with 25 home runs, 61 RBIs, 61 runs and eight steals, while Turner (.300/.380/.435) has produced seven homers, 30 RBIs and 35 runs scored.
The Dodgers have gained 12.6 units and are 29-23 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has hit in 23 of those games, as opposed to 25 that’ve gone under against righty starters. On the other hand, the Diamondbacks have netted 1.2 units and are 14-11 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The over’s hit in 15 of those games, compared to eight that went under the total.
Dodgers at Diamondbacks Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Dodgers, ATS Winner – Dodgers, O/U – OVER
- The under has hit in three of Los Angeles’ last seven games.
- The Dodgers have an OPS of .822 this season and an OPS of .816 against right-handed pitchers. The Diamondbacks’ OPS sits at .777 overall and .737 versus righties.
- Arizona has posted 22.6 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 22.0 over its last five.
- The Dodgers have hit 20 home runs in their last 10 games, including 13 over their last five.