Game 1 of the NLDS was over before it even started. The Arizona Diamondbacks took a 6-0 lead in the first inning and then extended the lead to 9-0 in the second. That lead was too insurmountable for even the Los Angeles Dodgers.
With that being said, all wins count the same so the Dodgers have a chance to even up the series in Game 2 tonight.
If you want to get in on the action make sure you do it at FanDuel Sportsbook. For a limited time, new users will receive $200 in bonus bets when they place their first $5 wager! Just click the link below to take advantage of this fantastic offer.
Diamondbacks vs. Dodgers probable pitchers for Game 2
- Zac Gallen (righty): 17-9, 3.47 ERA
- Bobby Miller (righty): 11-4, 3.76 ERA
Diamondbacks vs. Dodgers odds, run line, and total
Diamondbacks vs. Dodgers prediction and pick
Let's not put too much stock into the Game 1 result. Anomalies happen, and this time one happened to occur during a pivotal playoff game. I can guarantee you that even if the Diamondbacks win another game this series, it won't come in as comfortable fashion as Saturday's drumming.
Let's remember that over the last 30 days, the Diamondbacks are 26th in the Majors in OPS at .651. An 11-run performance in Game 1 doesn't change that fact.
Bobby Miller has also had two strong outings against the Diamondbacks this season, sporting a 3.00 ERA in two starts. The same can't be said for Zac Gallen.
The Dodgers have had Gallen's numbers this season. In 10.0 innings pitched across two starts, Gallen has given up 15 hits, six walks, and 11 earned runs. Yikes.
With that in mind, all signs point toward the Dodgers evening the score on Monday night.
Odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.
You can check out all of Iain's bets here!