MLB betting line favors Diamondbacks over Dodgers
Los Angeles Dodgers vs Arizona Diamondbacks Odds
The Arizona Diamondbacks look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Dodgers arrive at Chase Field on Saturday.
Hyun-Jin Ryu, with a record of 1-1 on the season, gets the ball for the Dodgers, while the Diamondbacks trot Ian Kennedy to the mound in this one. He is 1-0 so far in 2013.
Bettors looking to side with the Diamondbacks in this matchup found them as -121 favorites on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 9 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Sportsbook.ag.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Diamondbacks rated this week at No. 8 and the Dodgers sitting at No. 13.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Arizona's No. 2 ranked National League offense (5.8 runs per game) against a Dodgers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 2 in the National League at 2.7 runs allowed per game. The Diamondbacks have been averaging 9.9 hits per game, more than the Dodgers have managed so far this season (8.2 hits on average).
Comparing defensive stats, Los Angeles owns the National League's No. 7-rated road mark, allowing 4.2 runs per game on the highway. Arizona, on the other hand, rates No. 5 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 3-0 loser as they battled the Diamondbacks on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Diamondbacks at +140 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Dodgers were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Arizona staff and losing 3-0 to the Diamondbacks on Friday at Chase Field.
Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Arizona are 4-6
After playing Arizona are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2
Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing LA Dodgers are 6-4
After playing LA Dodgers are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
A few Dodgers at Diamondbacks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Dodgers' last 5 games when playing on the road against Arizona
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of LA Dodgers' last 8 games when playing Arizona
LA Dodgers are 13-5 SU in their last 18 games
LA Dodgers are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games on the road
Arizona is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona's last 5 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Arizona's last 8 games when playing LA Dodgers
Arizona is 11-2 SU in their last 13 games when playing LA Dodgers
LA Dodgers at Arizona, Sunday, April 14