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The Los Angeles Dodgers (11-4) are 7-1 in their last eight games against the Arizona Diamondbacks (6-10). The Dodgers will look to continue their winning ways in Arizona on Monday night by cashing in as a Dodgers vs Diamondbacks prediction in the opener of this three-game series.

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Dodgers vs Diamondbacks Odds & Analysis

Opening Odds

The Dodgers opened as -200 favorites and have since settled in at -180 while the Diamondbacks are listed as +170 home underdogs. The OVER has been a popular Dodgers vs Diamondbacks prediction as betting action has driven the total up to 9 runs after it opened at 8 runs. The UNDER is 4-1 in Los Angeles’ last five games.

Starting Pitchers

Walker Buehler allowed eight hits and gave up three earned runs in five innings last Tuesday night as the Dodgers lost to the Atlanta Braves 3-1. Buehler is off to an underwhelming start in 2022 with a 4.02 ERA, a 1.47 WHIP and only 11 strikeouts in 15.2 innings. The Dodgers ace owns a 2.24 ERA and a 0.87 WHIP in 11 career starts against Arizona.

Merrill Kelly gave up his first earned run of the season in an 11-2 win over the Washington Nationals last Wednesday, pitching six strong innings with six hits and the one earned run allowed. Kelly carries a sensational 0.59 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP into Monday night’s series opener.

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  • Best Spread
    -120
    +115
    LA-1.5
    +1.5ARI
  • Best Moneyline
    -182
    +172
    LA
    ARI
  • Best Total
    -110
    +100
    Over8.5
    8.5Under

Los Angeles’ Elite Pitching Has Stymied Opponents

The Dodgers picked up a 10-2 win over the San Diego Padres on Sunday. Their outstanding offense was on full display as Cody Bellinger led the way with two home runs and four RBIs.

But for as good as Los Angeles is on offense, its pitching has been even better. The Dodgers have allowed four runs or less in each of their last 12 games, recording a 10-2 record over that stretch while giving up only 1.92 runs per game. This group is making it difficult for opponents to find a path to victory on any given night.

Arizona Has Been Limited By Struggles At The Plate

The Diamondbacks didn’t have much success against Tylor Megill and the New York Mets bullpen on Sunday in a 6-2 loss at home. Arizona went 3-1 in its four previous games, averaging 6.25 runs, but Sunday’s loss was far more indicative of the season overall.

Arizona ranks 28th in the majors in runs scored, averaging 3.06 runs per game. The team has pitched well with an ERA of 3.36, a nice improvement thus far over last season’s 5.11 team ERA. Bettors taking Arizona as their Dodgers vs Diamondbacks prediction will be hoping Merrill Kelly doesn’t need much run support on Monday.

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Dodgers: Keys To Victory

Walker Buehler is due for a big game, and this could be the time for it against a division rival he has historically dominated. And if Buehler only delivers another average start, this offense still makes Los Angeles a solid Dodgers vs Diamondbacks prediction.

Diamondbacks: Keys To Victory

It’s hard to imagine this Diamondbacks offense being the one to break through against the Dodgers pitching staff and bullpen. All eyes will be on Merrill Kelly to continue his red-hot start to the 2022 season to make Arizona a successful Dodgers vs Diamondbacks pick.

Odds Shark’s Computer Dodgers vs Diamondbacks Prediction: Dodgers -180 ML

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Shark Bites
  • Los Angeles is 11-4 ATS in its last 15 games.
  • Arizona is 2-6 in its last 8 home games.
  • The UNDER is 4-11-1 in Arizona’s last 16 games.

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