Dodgers vs D’Backs Game Preview: The Dodgers have dominated the National League West standings, but are trying to peak at the right time for a deep postseason run. The Diamondbacks are playing for pride and whether or not that changes anything will remain to be seen.
Before diving deeper into our Dodgers vs D’Backs game preview, let’s look at some relevant trends that might help us beat the number, tonight.
LA is now 20-6 in their last 26 games in the desert and 40-11 in their last 51 games overall. The under has cashed five straight times in Arizona and overall.
The Snakes have won eight of their last 11 after losing the first two games of a series, but bettors beware because the D’backs have lost 46 of their last 56 against teams playing .600 ball or better. The Dodgers Standing 2022, are one of the main sources for setting the line, day in and day out.
LA vs Arizona Game Information
Dodgers Clinch Another Division Title, Sights Set on 8th Crown
Had it not been for a hiccup known as the San Francisco Giants last season, the Dodgers would be staring at their 10th straight division title.
It took the Giants owning the best record in baseball to dethrone the Boys in Blue for one season. Over the last four seasons, Los Angeles is 353-172 (67.24%) making them a profitable wager even though they are massive favorites on most nights. In that span, they’ve profited 1946 units, 5th best in the majors.
Dave Robert’s team should be plenty focused knowing that the postseason hasn’t always been a smooth ride, despite a World Series win in the Covid shortened season. Since 2018, the Dodgers are 29-22 in the postseason, costing Los Angeles bettors 381 units. The most recent MLB stats 2022, show the Dodgers as the perennial favorite.
There is no magic formula other than to keep winning while properly controlling your pitching staff. Arizona shouldn’t provide a bump in the road tonight.
Diamondbacks Power Outage Makes Snakes a Tough Bet
Continuing our Dodgers vs D’Backs game preview; not only has Arizona failed to score in this baseball series, but their eight hits in two games won’t get it done against the World Series favorites. The Diamondbacks don’t lead many MLB statistical categories in 2022, but you do have to give Torey Lovullo’s team some love when they’re playing any other team than Los Angeles.
The D’backs have dropped 11 of 13 games against the Blue Crew this season, costing bettors 768 units. Without the Dodgers on the schedule, the rattlesnakes would be 64-64, +583 units.
Zach Davies takes the mound tonight looking for his first win since May 13th. The Arizona native has received nine straight no decisions and is 0-3 over his last 16 starts. Los Angeles is likely not the team Davies gets his first win against.
No Surprise Early Betting on Los Angeles
Wrapping up our Dodgers vs D’Backs game preview; the number causes seasoned veterans to blink their eyes a few times with Los Angeles being just a -125 road favorite after being bet up from -120. Part of that is Los Angeles is starting a recent call-up from AAA Oklahoma City, Michael Grove.
The former West Virginia Mountaineer has pitched 9 ⅓ innings in a Dodgers uniform this MLB season, giving up five earned runs. His latest outing, against Miami was his best allowing two earned runs in 4 ⅔ innings. He walked one and struck out four.
The light money line is likely derived from a 1-5 minor league record in 2022 and just 2-14 overall. In the minors, he averaged 6.30 runs allowed per nine innings.
Keep in mind that if the Dodgers didn’t see something they liked there would be no way they would give their second-round draft pick in 2018 another chance.
It’s tough to equate minor league numbers to what they’ll do in the majors, especially with a lineup behind him that can quickly put up double digits. We recommend a break in the under trend with a wager on the over 9.