It may sound obvious, but the 61-84 Arizona Diamondbacks simply can’t beat good teams. The D-backs have lost their past seven outings against teams with winning records while being outscored 45-19. Arizona opened as a +185 underdog when they take on the Los Angeles Dodgers Thursday.
- Joc Pederson is batting .385 with 6 RBIs and 10 home runs against the Dodgers this season.
- The OVER is 9-0 in the Diamondbacks past 9 games as home underdogs.
- The UNDER is 7-1 in the Dodgers past eight games.
Though injuries have limited his appearances, Rich Hill has been perfect since the Dodgers acquired him from the Oakland A’s. Hill has allowed just six hits and no runs in 19.0 innings with the Dodgers while holding opponents to a .095 batting average.
Archie Bradley isn’t exactly in the middle of a fantastic season, but he has been downright abysmal at Chase Field. Bradley has a 6.29 ERA while allowing 12 home runs in 11 home starts this season, which is a far cry from the 3.96 ERA and four home runs he has allowed in the same number of road starts.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Those going with the Arizona Diamondbacks in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline underdogs of 185 at BetOnline for Thursday’s contest. The betting total was hovering near 9.5 at Bovada.
Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.0-4.3 result in favor of the Dodgers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs Arizona Diamondbacks Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Arizona Diamondbacks sport a record of 61-84 heading into this matchup, while the Los Angeles Dodgers sit at 82-63 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Arizona vs Los Angeles injuries news.
The Odds – Shark
MLB Power Rankings have the Arizona Diamondbacks at No. 28 and the Los Angeles Dodgers at No. 8 heading into this contest.
The game also pits Arizona Diamondbacks No. 11-rated offense, averaging 4.7 runs per game, against a Los Angeles Dodgers defense that ranks No. 4 at 3.9 in runs allowed per game. The Arizona Diamondbacks have averaged 9.32 hits per game so far, more than Los Angeles Dodgers batters have averaged on the year (8.46 hits per game).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Arizona has the No. 30-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Dodgers own the No. 4 mark in runs allowed.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Los Angeles threw a shutout at New York in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by C Kershaw to defeat New York 2-0 on Wednesday.
Arizona looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Rockies, a 11-6 final on Wednesday in support of R De La Rosa at Chase Field.
- LA Dodgers is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
- LA Dodgers is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 7 of LA Dodgers’s last 8 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Dodgers’s last 6 games on the road
- Arizona is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
- Arizona is 8-17 ATS in its last 25 games
- Arizona is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona’s last 6 games
Next Betting Matchups
Los Angeles at Arizona, Friday, September 16th