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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Crucial NL West Rivalry

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Arizona Diamdonbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Betting Preview

With the end of the 2018 MLB betting online season just a couple months away, the Dodgers know they need a late-season resurgence if they are to make the playoffs this season. Luckily for Los Angeles, they just happen to be on a 5-game winning streak. And in tonight’s Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers matchup, you can bank on them  vying to keep that streak kindling. Let’s check on tonight’s online betting odds to see what the sportsbooks think about the Dodgers chances this evening.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers – Thursday, August 30th    

Series: Game 1

When: 10:10 pm ET

Where: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California

TV: Local Broadcasts

Stream: MLB TV

MLB Betting Online Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Diamondbacks +1½ (-185) 7½ (-120)   +120
Dodgers -1½ (+160) 7½ (EV) -130
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Arizona Diamondbacks      

The Diamondbacks charge into this evening’s pairing sporting a 73-60 record that ranks them as the best team in the NL West. However, since the Colorado Rockies are right on Arizona’s heels, the Diamondbacks need a win this evening to keep their No. 1 spot. Things are tight at the top of the NL West with the Rockies being only ½ a game behind Arizona. On top of that, the third seeded Los Angeles Dodgers are just 1-game behind the Diamondbacks. During the first half of the season, these two faced each other 12 times. All in all Arizona got the better of Los Angeles 8 games to 4. Despite that record, tonight’s MLB betting online odds are sticking with the Dodgers at home. Robbie Ray is the man Arizona is sticking with tonight. Ray is 3-2 this season and boasts a 4.73 ERA and a 1.46 WHIP.

Players to Watch: David Peralta (25 HR, 71 RBI, .303 BA), Paul Goldschmidt (30 HR, 76 RBI, .290 BA), and Ketel Marte (10 HR, 45 RBI, .250 BA).

Los Angeles Dodgers

The Dodgers leap into this NL West rivalry sporting a 72-61 record that ranks them 3rd in the NL West. Accounting for the aforementioned 5-game winning streak Los Angeles is currently on, it’s looking like we can expect the Dodgers to take the No. 1 spot in the NL West in the coming days. Albeit, the Diamondbacks could put a stop to all that and assert themselves as the best team in the division with a solid road win this evening. To ensure that doesn’t happen, Los Angeles will be sending Rich Hill to the mound this evening. Hill is 6-4 this season and has amassed a 3.50 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP.

Players to Watch: Matt Kemp (18 HR, 69 RBI, .281 BA), Cody Bellinger (21 HR, 63 RBI, .261 BA), and Yasmani Grandal (22 HR, 60 RBI, .242 BA).

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Predictions

Trends

  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona’s last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers
  • Arizona is 11-4 ATS in its last 15 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers
  • Arizona is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing LA Dodgers
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 6 of LA Dodgers’ last 9 games when playing Arizona
  • LA Dodgers is 8-17 ATS in its last 25 games when playing Arizona
  • LA Dodgers is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games when playing Arizona
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Picks

So which way should mobile betting players lean in this Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers matchup? All things considered, this one is a bit of a tossup. But considering the momentum they bring into this one, and the fact that they’re playing at home, it’s looking like Los Angeles is the best option this Thursday night. The money line is a decent option but the spread offers the best value. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 6-3 Los Angeles.

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