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Dodgers Getting The Better Of D-Backs ... Barely

The ridiculously hot Los Angeles Dodgers will look to extend their immense NL West lead when they open a three-game set with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday. The Dodgers have won the past four meetings between the two clubs but each of the past three wins came by just one run.

Shark Bites
  • Paul Goldschmidt is 4-for-21 with 5 strikeouts in his career against Kenta Maeda.
  • The Diamondbacks are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when opening a series.
  • The Dodgers are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games against the NL West.

Kenta Maeda has been overshadowed in the Dodgers’ loaded rotation, but the Japanese import may be the team’s best pitcher in the second half. Since the Midsummer Classic, Maeda is 3-0 with a 1.06 ERA and a 0.94 WHIP. The righty has some demons to conquer in this game, though, as he has allowed 13 hits and 10 runs in just nine innings against the D-backs this season.

The D-backs will start their own red-hot pitcher in this one with Zack Godley taking the mound. Godley is coming off back-to-back shutouts in which he has allowed just seven hits in 13.0 innings of work. The right-hander has faced the Dodgers once this season, allowing the game’s only run in a D-backs loss.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Arizona sat as 120 underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada. The OVER/UNDER total was set at 9.5, according to MyBookie.

OddsShark prediction models pick the Dodgers to win this game 5.0-2.6. 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 sport a record of 63-48 heading into this matchup, while the Los Angeles Dodgers sit at 79-32 on the season. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Arizona vs Los Angeles injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 6-ranked Arizona Diamondbacks and the No. 2-rated Los Angeles Dodgers in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Arizona Diamondbacks No. 6-rated offense, averaging 4.99 runs per game, against a Los Angeles Dodgers defense that ranks No. 1 at 3.29 in runs allowed per game. The Arizona Diamondbacks have averaged 8.79 hits per game so far, more than Los Angeles Dodgers batters have averaged on the year (8.68 hits per game).

Arizona owns the No. 2 defense, allowing 4.99 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Los Angeles's No. 1-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Dodgers didn't allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out New York 8-0 on Sunday at Citi Field.

Patrick Corbin did his job in a losing cause last time out against San Francisco, striking out 10 in a 6-3 loss on Sunday at AT&T Park.

Betting Trends
  • LA Dodgers is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • LA Dodgers is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Dodgers' last 8 games
  • LA Dodgers is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Arizona is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona's last 6 games
  • Arizona is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona's last 6 games at home

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Los Angeles at Arizona, Wednesday, August 9