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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Picks, Predictions, Odds

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Analysis

The Diamondbacks host the Dodgers in the first contest of a three-game set at Chase Field on Monday, September 12, 2022.

The Dodgers are currently atop the National League West standings with a 96-43 record. Away from Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles owns a 47-25 mark. Arizona is currently positioned fourth in the National League West standings with records of 66-73 overall and 37-34 at home, putting the Diamondbacks 30 games back for the division lead.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Prediction

With a win over the Padres on Sunday the Dodgers have officially punched their ticket to the playoffs. This comes as no surprise with their 96-43 SU record being the best in baseball. Los Angeles went 2-1 SU in their most recent series against the Padres and have won six of their last 10 games. Their offense ranks as the best in the league with a batting average of .261 (3rd), on base percentage of .337 (1st), slugging percentage of .454 (1st) and have scored 756 runs (1st). The Dodger's bullpen also ranks as the best in the league with a WHIP of 1.06 (1st) and team ERA of 2.88 (1st). Southpaw pitcher Tyler Anderson (14-3, 2.73 ERA) is scheduled to start for Los Angeles Monday.  

The Diamondbacks are currently fifth in the NL Wild Card race, 10.0 games behind the Padres for third place and a spot in the playoffs. Arizona lost two of three to the Rockies and their most recent series and are 5-5 SU over their last 10 games. The offense has done their part over that stretch, averaging 5.4 runs per game. It’s the bullpen that has been losing them games as of late, allowing opponents 4.5 per games. With just 23 games remaining on their schedule time is running out for the Diamondbacks to make a final push for a Wild Card berth. The right-hander Ryan Nelson (1-0, 0.0 ERA) will do his best to spark a fire for this team as he is expected to take the mound Monday.  

With Nelson making just his second MLB start I like the Dodgers to take game one of this series. Not to mention, Tyler Anderson pitched well against the Diamondbacks earlier in the season, giving up five hits and zero runs in 6.0 innings of work. No value in the Dodgers moneyline so will back the runline here.  

Score Prediction: Dodgers 5. Diamondbacks 2
Best Bet: Dodgers -1.5 (-130)

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Odds

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Resources

  • Date: Monday, September 12, 2022
  • Matchup: NL West
  • Venue: Chase Field
  • Location: Phoenix, Arizona
  • Time-TV: 9:40 p.m. ET – MLB Network

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks – Current Form

In the third contest against the San Diego Padres on Sunday, the Los Angeles Dodgers were in their best form in the last six games, keeping the San Diego Padres at only two runs.

The third of three matches on Sunday marked an 11-run effort by Los Angeles against the San Diego Padres, which was their best performance this week. Arizona has suffered two straight series losses, falling to the Padres and the Rockies. Their best performance was on Monday, when they limited the Padres to scoring no runs in the first contest of a three-game series.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks – Pitching Matchup

Los Angeles: Tyler Anderson (14-3, 2.73 ERA)

Tyler Anderson takes the mound in the series opener as he makes his 24th start of the season for the Dodgers in this contest. He comes in 14-3 with a 2.73 ERA, a 1.03 WHIP, 30 walks and 117 strikeouts over 154.2 innings of work on the year. The 32-year-old left-hander lifted the Dodgers to a home win over the San Francisco Giants on September 6, 2022. Anderson tossed seven innings in the 6-3 win by the San Francisco Giants, while giving up three runs on eight hits with three strikeouts. In 13 road starts this season, Anderson has compiled a 6-3 record in 78 innings, while striking out 57, walking 19 batters, and putting together a 3.12 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP.

Arizona: Ryne Nelson (1-0, 0.00 ERA)

Arizona ace Ryne Nelson toes the rubber for his first start of the season as he looks to improve on a 1-0 mark and 0.00 ERA. The right-hander has put together a 0.57 WHIP to go along with seven strikeouts, in seven innings of work. Nelson added another win to his record in his most recent start against San Diego Padres, as Arizona’s right-hander surrendered four hits, and seven strikeouts during the Diamondbacks’ 0-5 road loss on September 5, 2022. Nelson hasn’t yet had a home start this season.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks – Series History

The 2021 series was owned by Los Angeles, who produced a 16-3 mark in the regular season matchups. In the first 11 games of this season, Los Angeles has come away with wins nine times.

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