Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Preview for Game 1
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
The Los Angeles Dodgers managed to make it all the way to the World Series last year. However, despite taking the lead in the series, the Dodgers ended up falling short against the Houston Astros. Now, several weeks into the 2018 online MLB betting season, it looks like the Dodgers are having a hard time shaking off the blues. So in Monday night’s Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks matchup, the Dodgers will be looking to set a new precedent. What kind of sports parlay odds are they facing?
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks – Monday, April 30th
Series: Game 1
When: 8:40 pm ET
Where: Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona
TV: Local Broadcasts
Stream: MLB TV
Online Hockey Betting Odds:
Los Angeles Dodgers
The Dodgers enter this evening’s matchup sporting a rather disappointing 12-15 record. That losing record on the year ranks Los Angeles 4th overall in the NL West. Unsurprisingly, it also places the club 7-games behind the division leading Arizona Diamondbacks. As if that weren’t enough, the Dodgers come in riding a 2-game losing streak. On top of that, Los Angeles is 1-5 in their last 6 matchups. Clearly things aren’t going that well for the Dodgers this year. To help ignite a turnaround, Los Angeles will be sending Ross Stripling to the mound this evening. Stripling is 0-0 on the year with a 0.63 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP. We’ll have to see if he can maintain that striking ERA after his first start.
Players to Watch: Matt Kemp (4 HR, 12 RBI, .310 BA), Cody Bellinger (3 HR, 12 RBI, .291 BA), and Yasmani Grandal (4 HR, 19 RBI, .291 BA).
Unlike the Dodgers, the Diamondbacks are having a pretty great start to the year. In fact, the 19-8 Diamondbacks currently lead the NL West. With a 5-game lead over their nearest competitor, it’s safe to say that the NL West currently belongs to Arizona. Moreover, this evening’s matchup marks the 7th time this season Arizona has faced the Dodgers. Since the Dodgers have lost 5 of the previous 6 matchups, it’s safe to say that Los Angeles also belong to Arizona. To help keep their dominance over the Dodgers, Arizona will be sending Zack Greinke to the mound this evening. Greinke is 2-2 on the season with a 4.80 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP.
Players to Watch: David Peralta (5 HR, 16 RBI, .309 BA), AJ Pollock (6 HR, 21 RBI, .276 BA), and Paul Goldschmidt (4 HR, 11 RBI, .274 BA).
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Predictions
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Picks
So what’s the best sportsbook betting option in tonight’s Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks matchup? All things considered, it’s probably safer to side with Arizona. The Diamondbacks are coming off a loss and will be looking for a solid rebound against a rather weak opponent. On top of that, Arizona will get home field advantage this evening. Luckily, the D-backs aren’t all that favored on the money line. Sign up today to make this MLB betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 5-2 Arizona. The Diamondbacks pull off the win at home and cover the spread. The TOTAL will be UNDER.