Talk about two teams going in diverging directions. The Los Angeles Dodgers‘ odds of a championship continue to rise with each passing victory, while the moribund Arizona Diamondbacks will likely be competing with the AL’s Orioles for the dubious honor of worst record in baseball.
The rival Giants are continuing to pick up wins, meaning that LA can’t afford too many slip-ups, especially against a division rival that has made it clear they have no intention of winning at this stage of the season.
The Dodgers simply need to pick up victories here, as teams that are capable of winning a championship need to prove that can they dispatch some of the weaker foes in their league.
Will Los Angeles take home the win here? Considering Arizona has some games left against San Francisco, a loss in this series could be devastating.
What Time is the Dodgers Game Today?
The Dodgers and Diamondbacks will face off at 5:10 PST in Phoenix.
What Channel is the Dodgers Game on Today?
Catch the Dodgers on SportsNet LA if you’re local or Bally Sports Arizona if you’re in the desert.
Dodgers vs Diamondbacks Odds Today
According to our friends at WynnBET, the Dodgers should skip to a victory. LA is favored -245 on the moneyline (bet $245 to win $100), while Arizona checks in at +195 (bet $100 to win $195) if you like the snakes.
Arizona is a -130 favorite to cover the +2.5 run spread. The over/under for this one is set at 9.5; the over is +115 and the under is -145.
Dodgers Pitcher Today
Los Angeles will start Clayton Kershaw (10-7, 3.27) in this game, and while he hasn’t pitched as he has in his prime, every set of numbers you look at indicate that he is still a high-level starter in this league. He should mow down the D-Backs.
Arizona will counter with Zac Gallen, who has regressed slightly this season. While his 4.53 ERA and 93 ERA+ aren’t amazing, those numbers don’t necessarily deserve to have Gallen shouldered with a 2-10 record.
Dodgers Starting Lineup
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Dodgers vs Diamondbacks Prediction Today
Los Angeles should, in theory, have no issue with Torey Lovullo and Arizona. While the D-Backs have a very nice collection of young players that could see time in this game, they aren’t at the same level some of LA’s stars are at.
Assuming that Kershaw pitches like he usually does and a lineup featuring plenty of home run hitters manage to park one or two balls in the swimming pool in the right-center stands, LA should be the victors in this one.
Dodgers win, 7-1.
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