Dodgers face Arizona Diamondbacks: MLB odds preview and stats
Los Angeles Dodgers vs Arizona Diamondbacks Odds
MLB wagering interest swings to the Arizona vs Los Angeles battle on Friday at Chase Field as the Diamondbacks try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.
The Diamondbacks will rely on Patrick Corbin to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Clayton Kershaw will be his counterpart for the Dodgers. Patrick Corbin is 1-0 this season, and Clayton Kershaw is 2-0.
The Dodgers were listed as 140 favorites on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 8 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.
This game puts the Diamondbacks, most recently No. 8 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Dodgers, who rate a National League No. 13 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Arizona has the National League's No. 2-rated offensive output, at 10.3 hits per game. The Dodgers average 8.1 hits per game, good for No. 11 on the National League list.
Arizona owns the National League's No. 8 defense, allowing 4.4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Los Angeles' National League No. 2-rated defense.
Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Padres on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Dodgers at -161 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Los Angeles got the job done in their last match in a 3-2 victory over San Diego on Thursday at PETCO Park behind starter Zack Greinke.
The Diamondbacks were a 10-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Pirates. That made winners of bettors who got Arizona at -177 on the moneyline, while the total score (12) was good news for OVER bettors. The Diamondbacks grabbed a win last time out, defeating Jonathan Sanchez and the Pirates 10-2 on Wednesday at Chase Field.
Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing LA Dodgers are 6-4
After playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After a win are 4-6
A few Dodgers at Diamondbacks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Dodgers' last 7 games when playing Arizona
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Dodgers' last 6 games when playing on the road against Arizona
LA Dodgers12-4-1 SU in their last 17 games
LA Dodgers are 2-10 SU in their last 12 games when playing Arizona
Arizona is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Arizona's last 7 games when playing LA Dodgers
Arizona is 10-2 SU in their last 12 games when playing LA Dodgers
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona's last 6 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers
LA Dodgers at Arizona, Saturday, April 13