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Dodgers are in Rare Territory vs the D-backs

The Los Angeles Dodgers own the best record in the majors but are on the verge of losing their first series in over two months if they suffer a loss against the Arizona Diamondbacks today. Sportsbooks opened the D-backs as +150 home underdogs with a total of 9.

Shark Bites
  • The Diamondbacks are 7-1 SU and ATS in their last eight games after losing the previous game in a matchup.
  • The total has gone UNDER in seven of the Diamondbacks’ last nine games as underdog.
  • The Dodgers are 9-0 SU in their last nine games when closing out a series.

Yu Darvish and Anthony Banda are slated to get the start for the Dodgers and Diamondbacks, respectively. Darvish (7-9, 3.81 ERA) had a fantastic debut for L.A. on Friday, allowing three hits and striking out 10 over seven scoreless innings in a triumph over the Mets in the Big Apple. The native of Japan has made two career starts against Arizona, going 1-0 while allowing four runs and recording 28 strikeouts over 14 innings.

Banda (1-1, 3.86) is coming off a win over San Francisco on Friday where he gave up one run and three hits over six innings in his second MLB start. The Texan struggled with his control, however, as he issued four walks while also hitting a batter.

The Diamondbacks and Dodgers have a penchant of playing low-scoring affairs. In the previous six clashes between the teams, the UNDER is 5-1.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Arizona Diamondbacks were listed as 142 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, while oddsmakers set the opening total line around 9 earlier at Bovada.

OddsShark computer prediction formulas pick a 5.0-2.6 win for the Dodgers on Thursday. 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 bring a 64-49 record to the battle against the 80-33 Dodgers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Arizona vs Los Angeles injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show the Arizona Diamondbacks rated this week at No. 6 and the Los Angeles Dodgers sitting at No. 2.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers rank No. 17 at 8.65 hits per game. That compares with the Arizona Diamondbacks No. 12 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Los Angeles features the No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.51 runs per game. Arizona, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 at home, scoring 5.71 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Los Angeles looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Diamondbacks, a 3-2 final on Wednesday in support of Alex Wood at Chase Field.

Betting Trends
  • LA Dodgers is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • LA Dodgers is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers' last 5 games
  • LA Dodgers is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Arizona is 10-3 ATS in its last 13 games
  • Arizona is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Arizona is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing LA Dodgers
  • Arizona is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing LA Dodgers

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles home to San Diego, Friday, August 11
Arizona home to Chicago, Friday, August 11