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The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks will both be gunning for a victory on Saturday when they meet at Sydney Cricket Ground.
The Dodgers will trot Clayton Kershaw out to the mound in this one. Lefthander Kershaw has a 17-11 record and a 1.95 ERA this season.
Kershaw's opponent in this one will be Wade Miley. The Diamondbacks lefthander has a 3.55 ERA to go along with a 10-10 record this season.
Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 9-0 loser as they battled the Cardinals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at +122 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Arizona won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Nationals on September 29. Bettors who backed the Diamondbacks at -121 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Los Angeles has lost 2 straight games.
Los Angeles: 92-70 SU
Arizona: 81-81 SU
Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Arizona are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3
Arizona most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing LA Dodgers are 4-6
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a win are 3-7
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Dodgers's last 5 games when playing on the road against Arizona
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Dodgers's last 8 games when playing Arizona
LA Dodgers are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Arizona
LA Dodgers are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games when playing Arizona
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Arizona's last 8 games when playing LA Dodgers
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Arizona's last 10 games at home
Arizona home to LA Dodgers, Saturday, March 22