Arizona Diamondbacks vs Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Diamondbacks vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction 5/21/2024

The Arizona Diamondbacks (22-26) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Dodgers (33-17) on Tuesday, May 21st. This game will be played at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles and televised on SNLA. The Dodgers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Diamondbacks are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Dodgers. First pitch is set for 10:10 ET.

Diamondbacks vs Dodgers

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Los Angeles picked up a 6-4 win over the Diamondbacks in the most recent game of this series. The Dodgers had a huge 3rd inning, scoring six of their six runs. As for the Diamondbacks, they scored their first run in the 3rd and added their final three runs in the 7th.

Yoshinobu Yamamoto started for the Dodgers and picked up the win, going 6 1/3 innings and giving up two earned runs. He finished the game with eight strikeouts but issued one walk. Slade Cecconi took the loss for Arizona, going just one inning and giving up two earned runs.

Freddie Freeman hit the game’s only home run while going 2/4 with four RBIs. Will Smith also had a two-hit game for Los Angeles. Jake McCarthy hit a home run for the Diamondbacks and went 2/4.

Arizona is 4th in the NL West with a record of 22-26, putting them 10 games behind the Dodgers for the division lead. So far, they are 9-9 in divisional games. The Diamondbacks lost the first game of their series vs. the Dodgers and have an overall series record of 5-9-1 this year.

At home, the Diamondbacks have gone 12-13 this year and are just under .500 at 10-13 on the road. As the underdog, the Diamondbacks are 10-16 this year, which includes having lost two straight as the underdog overall.

Arizona is 22-26 on the run line this season, but they have been a better bet on the road, going 12-11. They have been favored in 22 games and have gone 8-14 in those contests. They have been an underdog in 26 games and have gone 14-12 in those contests. Their average run margin in winning games is +4.5, while their average run margin in losing games is -3.9.

The Diamondbacks’ over streak has reached four games, and their games have averaged 10 runs per game this season. The over/under record for their games is 22-24, and the over/under line for their games has been set at 8.5 runs 14 times this season. Their games have gone over the total in seven of those 14 games.

Brandon Pfaadt Gets The Start For The Diamondbacks

Right-hander Brandon Pfaadt is getting the start for the Diamondbacks today as he faces the Dodgers on the road. Through nine starts, Pfaadt has a record of 1-3 and an ERA of 4.17. His WHIP for the season is currently 1.11. Pfaadt’s last outing came on May 15th, where he finished with a no-decision after going seven innings and giving up just one earned run. In that outing, he only allowed two hits and issued two walks. Before that, he had lost three straight starts. Pfaadt has made five home starts and four on the road. His ERA at home is 3.83, compared to 4.7 on the road.

Diamondbacks Offense Breakdown

Arizona’s offense has been one of the league’s best so far this season, averaging 4.8 runs per game, which is 7th in the MLB. They are also among the league leaders in team batting average, on-base percentage, and slugging percentage. The Diamondbacks have been a solid home team this season, averaging 4.7 runs per game.

First baseman Christian Walker and second baseman Ketel Marte have been the team’s top power threats this season, with Walker’s eight homers ranking 2nd on the team and Marte’s nine homers leading the club. Marte has also been swinging a hot bat of late, going 10/38 in his last nine games with two homers. Jake McCarthy has also hit two homers in his last 10 games, but he is batting just .227 over that stretch.

Los Angeles is currently 33-17, putting them 1st in the NL West, where they lead the Padres by eight games. The Dodgers have won four straight games, and they took the first game of this series vs. the Diamondbacks. So far, they have gone 11-7 in divisional games.

At home, the Dodgers are 19-9 this year, and they have gone 14-8 on the road. Los Angeles has been really good in night games, going 23-9 this year. As the favorite, the Dodgers are 32-15, while they are 1-2 as the underdog.

When the Dodgers are favored, they are 26-21 against the run line this season. They are 1-2 against the run line as an underdog. Their average run margin in winning games is 4.0, while their average run margin in losing games is -2.7. Overall, they are 27-23 against the run line this season.

Los Angeles Dodgers games have gone over the over/under line in 15 of 23 games this season, including 4 of the last 5. The average over/under line in their games this season is 9 runs per game, and their games have averaged 8.6 runs per game. Today’s over/under line is 8.5 runs.

Gavin Stone Gets The Start For The Dodgers

Right-hander Gavin Stone gets the start for the Dodgers today and comes in with a record of 4-1 and an ERA of 3.27. So far this season, he has made five quality starts and is averaging 5.93 strikeouts per nine innings. Stone has been much better at home, coming in with a record of 2-0 and an ERA of 3.26. His ERA on the road is 5.93. Stone most recently faced the Giants, where he picked up the win, going six innings and giving up one earned run. He has only given up one earned run in each of his last three outings.

Dodgers Offense Breakdown

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Shohei Ohtani has been on fire for the Dodgers of late, going 11/31 in his last eight games, including two homers and six RBIs. For the season, he is batting .353 with 13 homers, which is 4th in the league. Teoscar Hernandez has also been swinging a good bat for the Dodgers, batting .247 for the season with 11 homers, which is 2nd on the team. He also comes into the game on a five-game hitting streak.

As a team, the Dodgers are the top scoring team in the league at 5.2 runs per game. They are also the league’s top on-base percentage team and have the best team OPS in the league. Not only are they the top scoring team in the league, but they also have the league’s top on-base percentage and OPS.

Diamondbacks vs Dodgers Prediction

Our predicted final score for this one is a 6-5 win for the Dodgers. However, with the Dodgers being -177 on the money line, we recommend taking the over at 8.5 runs. The Dodgers are projected to score six runs, and the Diamondbacks are predicted to score five.

Looking at the starting pitchers, we have Gavin Stone finishing with seven strikeouts and Brandon Pfaadt with just four. Stone is also projected to give up fewer runs than Pfaadt, and we have him finishing with a win percentage of 65% compared to Pfaadt at 35%.

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