Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers 10/9/2023 – The NLDS matchup between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Dodgers has already provided baseball fans with some thrilling moments, and it’s only getting started. As we dive into the action-packed world of playoff baseball, let’s break down the key elements of this series and the upcoming game. The Dodgers are now trailing the Diamondbacks and hope to rebound in this game. The MLB post-season betting predictions are updated below for bettors to place their bets on their favorite teams.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers 10/9/2023
|When:||Monday, October 8, 2023. 9:07 PM ET|
For All The Snakes. 🐍
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— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) October 9, 2023
In this NLDS showdown, we witness a clash of NL West Division rivals, where every pitch and swing can turn the tide in an instant. The Arizona Diamondbacks, a team that endured 198 losses over the past two seasons, have reemerged as contenders thanks, in part, to baseball’s new rules aimed at speeding up the game. Their Saturday triumph against the Dodgers showcased their newfound prowess, with DH Tommy Pham leading the charge, collecting four hits and crossing the plate three times in an impressive 11-2 road victory.
On the mound for the Diamondbacks, the National League All-Star starter Zac Gallen (17-9, 3.47 ERA) brings his skill and determination to the forefront. In the wild-card round, Gallen displayed his mettle by allowing just two runs in six innings during a crucial 5-2 road victory over Milwaukee.
Following their resounding 11-2 victory in Game 1, the Diamondbacks are riding a wave of momentum, having gone 3-0 this postseason and outscoring their opponents by a margin of 22-7 in those games. This surge comes after the Diamondbacks entered the postseason on a four-game losing streak, demonstrating the unpredictable nature of playoff baseball. Their offense has been the driving force behind their recent success, with a record of 15-3 in their last 18 games when scoring more than one run. Leading the charge offensively are Corbin Carroll with 6 hits and 4 RBIs, along with the dynamic duo of Tommy Pham and Christian Walker, who have combined for 9 hits and 4 RBIs.
Zac Gallen: A Postseason Powerhouse Ready to Lead the Diamondbacks to Victory
Zac Gallen, a key contributor to the Diamondbacks’ regular-season success, will be tasked with maintaining their postseason momentum. With a remarkable regular-season record of 17-9, a 3.47 ERA, and an impressive 220 strikeouts, Gallen brings both skill and confidence to the mound. He has already demonstrated his ability to perform under pressure, boasting a postseason record of 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA and 4 strikeouts.
Los Angeles Dodgers
The Los Angeles Dodgers are no strangers to the postseason, having clinched ten of the last eleven NL West Division titles. Their regular-season dominance was evident as they finished 25 games above .500 at home. However, the series opener didn’t go as planned for the Dodgers, with All-Star pitcher Clayton Kershaw tagged for six runs while recording just one out. Despite the rough start, catcher Will Smith managed to shine, contributing two hits and driving in two runs for the team, though they were limited to just four hits overall.
For the Dodgers, rookie right-hander Bobby Miller (11-4, 3.76 ERA) takes the mound in his 23rd career major league start. With 124-plus innings under his belt, Miller has displayed impressive control, giving up only 12 home runs and striking out 119 batters, all while maintaining a sparkling 1.10 WHIP.
It’s worth noting that Los Angeles SP Tony Gonsolin is out due to successful Tommy John surgery and won’t return until early 2025. Regarding regular-season performance, Arizona ranks 17th in OPS and 14th in runs scored, while Los Angeles boasts a formidable 2nd-place ranking in OPS and runs scored.
The Los Angeles Dodgers, a team renowned for their resilience and championship aspirations, are determined to bounce back and even the series at 1-1. Game 1 proved challenging for the Dodgers, as they struggled to generate offense, producing only 4 hits and tallying 8 strikeouts. Notably, the Dodgers haven’t faced consecutive losses since September 5-6 against the Marlins and haven’t dropped two straight home games since September 1-2.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Numbers
Arizona is 1-5 SU in their last 6 games against LA Dodgers.
Dbacks are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games on the road.
Arizona are 5-15 SU in their last 20 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona’s last 5 games against an opponent in the National League.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona’s last 5 games against an opponent in the National League West Division
Los Angeles Dodgers
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of the LA Dodgers’ last 11 games.
LA Dodgers are 12-6 SU in their last 18 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Dodgers’ last 7 games at home.
LA Dodgers are 15-5 SU in their last 20 games when playing at home against Arizona.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of the LA Dodgers’ last 10 games against an opponent in the National League.
LA Dodgers are 13-7 SU in their last 20 games against an opponent in the National League West Division
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Picks
Leading the offensive charge for the Dodgers is Will Smith, with 2 hits and 2 RBIs, along with the combined efforts of Miguel Rojas and David Peralta, who have contributed 2 hits to the team’s cause.
Taking the mound for the Dodgers in Game 2 is Bobby Miller, a rookie pitcher ready to make his postseason debut. Miller’s regular-season performance boasts an impressive record of 11-4, a 3.76 ERA, and 119 strikeouts. As he steps into the spotlight, Miller aims to be a pivotal factor in the Dodgers’ quest for redemption.
In the coming games of this NLDS showdown, both teams will vie for supremacy, and every pitch and swing will determine their fate. Stay tuned as we witness the drama, passion, and intensity of playoff baseball unfold before our eyes. The sports betting picks today are updated online and are in favor of the Dodgers to win and cover the spread.
Score Prediction: Dodgers 4, Diamondbacks 2.