Betting Odds – Los Angeles (-1.5), Over/Under (8.5)
Thursday September 3rd, 2020
The Diamondbacks despite the preseason praise, have struggle this season winning just 14 of their first 35 games to position them last in the NL West. Based on the numbers, the Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers MLB spread pick and prediction could be very easily one sided.
The MLB schedule rolls on as the Arizona Diamondbacks travel to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers in a showdown of two NL West teams. However, the two teams enter this matchup on the opposite ends of the standings as the Los Angeles Dodgers sit at 26-10 through their first 36 games while holding the top spot in the NL West.
Looking a little deeper at each of these teams this season the Dodgers have had the advantage within the division winning 16 of their first 24 contests while the Diamondbacks have won just nine of their first 26. Entering play on Tuesday, the Dodgers may be the hottest team in baseball winning eight of their last ten contests. On the opposite side, the Diamondbacks may be struggling the most in MLB winners of just one of their last ten contests.
Looking at statistics, the Dodgers rank 1st in ERA (2.76), 2nd in team WHIP (1.07), 1st in runs scored (5.7) 2nd in runs allowed (3.2), 1st in home runs (68) and third in slugging (.471) in Major League Baseball. Whereas the Diamondbacks rank 26th in ERA (5.17), 26th in WHIP (1.44), 22nd in runs scored (4.2), 19th in runs allowed (5.1), 27th in home runs (28) and 25th in slugging (.373) in Major League Baseball.
Here is a MLB spread pick, preview and prediction for the Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers contest on Thursday September 3rd, 2020:
Arizona Diamondbacks Hitting – The Diamondbacks offense has struggled for most of the season as the enter play on Tuesday ranked in the bottom half of the league in nearly every offensive category including batting average (19th), hits (17th) and on base percentage (24th). Despite the struggles the team has seen some production from Kyle Calhoun who has a team high eight home runs to go with 19 runs batted in. Meanwhile guys like Christian Walker (4 home runs, 21 runs batted in and David Peralta (2 home runs, 23 runs batted in) have put together solid starts to the season.
Los Angeles Dodgers – The Dodgers offense is one of the best in baseball entering play on Tuesday. This includes six different players with at least five home runs, five players with at least 20 runs batted in and four guys with at least 30 hits. Leading the charge is short stop Corey Seager who is hitting .311 to start the season with seven doubles, nine home runs and 25 runs batted in. Meanwhile Mookie Betts is batting .298 to start the season with 11 home runs, eight doubles and 26 runs batted in.
Matchup Advantage – Los Angeles Dodgers
Zac Gallen (1-0; 2.09 ERA), Arizona Diamondbacks – Gallen enters his eighth start of the season against the Dodgers riding seven straight starts with allowing two or fewer runs. This includes a previous outing back on July 31st, 2020 at home against the Dodgers in a contest he would allowed just two earned runs over six innings of work. Despite his success this season on the mound, the results have not shown up in the win column for Gallen.
Dustin May (1-1, 2.83 ERA), Los Angeles Dodgers – The Dodgers starter is making his eighth start of the season on Thursday and first start of the season against the Diamondbacks. Entering his start on Thursday, May has posted a 1-1 record on the year despite allowing two or fewer runs in each of his first seven starts.
Matchup Advantage – Arizona Diamondbacks
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Dodgers Betting Trends
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends – The struggles on the field have shown up for sports bettors as the Diamondbacks enter Tuesday just 14-21 against the spread while posting a 6-11 record against the spread on the road. Heading into Tuesday, the team has posted just a 2-9 record against the spread over their past 11 contests and have failed to cover the spread in in five straight road contests.
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends – The Dodgers are one of the hottest teams on the field and one of the hottest MLB spread picks for fans to pick daily. Over their first 36 games, the Dodgers have posted a 22-14 record against the spread while posing a 9-7 record against the spread at Dodgers Stadium. Over their last seven home games the Dodgers have posted a 5-2 record against the spread
Arizona Diamondbacks (+1.5) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (-1.5)
CentSports Free MLB Spread Pick – Los Angeles Dodgers
CentSports Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers MLB prediction: In the end the Padres have the slight advantage on the mound with Gallen on the mound but just do not have the fire power at the plate and the arms in the bullpen to win this contest. In the end, the Dodgers All-Star lineup will be to much in this contest for the Diamondbacks to keep up with.