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Arizona Diamondbacks vs LA Dodgers Prediction 5-1-24 Picks

LA Dodgers (19-12) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (13-17)
May 1, 2024 9:40 pm EDT
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks +117 / LA Dodgers -137; Over/Under: +9.5
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The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks meet Wednesday in MLB action from Chase Field. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Arizona Diamondbacks vs LA Dodgers Prediction.

Starting Pitching Matchup

The Los Angeles Dodgers will send Yoshinobu Yamamoto to the mound and he is 2-1 with a 3.54 ERA and 37 strikeouts this season. This will be Yamamoto’s first career start against Arizona. Zac Gallen is listed as the starter for the Diamondbacks and is 3-2 with a 3.38 ERA and 35 strikeouts this season. In his career, Gallen is 1-4 with a 3.48 ERA and 75 strikeouts against the Dodgers.

Los Angeles Dodgers Recap

The Los Angeles Dodgers will try to snag another win over a division rival after starting the series with an 8-4 win on Monday before a tight affair in Tuesday’s matchup. The Dodgers have a headliner series with the Braves coming up on the weekend, and are coming off of series wins over Toronto and Washington.

Dodgers’ Offense Rolling

Mookie Betts leads the Dodgers with 46 hits including 10 doubles, 6 home runs and a team-high 23 RBIs along with a .377 batting average and .479 OBP while Shohei Ohtani has 43 hits with 7 home runs, 19 RBIs and a team-high 14 doubles. Teoscar Hernandez also has 6 home runs with 22 RBIs and a team-high 43 strikeouts. Betts also has a team-high 8 stolen bases while Ohtani has 5 stolen bases.

Arizona Diamondbacks Recap

The Arizona Diamondbacks come into this one looking to finish the series strong with a weekend home series against the San Diego Padres looming. The Diamondbacks have already suffered series losses against the Mariners and Cardinals in the last week.

D-Backs Trying To Get Offense Clicking

Ketel Marte leads the Diamondbacks with 37 hits in addition to a .311 batting average and 10 doubles with 5 home runs and 15 RBIs while Lourdes Gurriel Jr. also has 5 home runs and a team-high 22 RBIs as well this season. Corbin Carroll has a team-high 8 stolen bases while Eugenio Suarez has a team-high 34 strikeouts this season. Christian Walker also has 5 home runs with 19 RBIs as well this season.

Arizona Diamondbacks Team Facts

  • The Diamondbacks have lost each of their last six night games following a win.
  • The Diamondbacks have failed to cover the run line in each of their last six games against National League opponents following a win.
  • The ‘Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs’ market has hit in each of the Diamondbacks’ last six Wednesday night games at Chase Field.
  • The Diamondbacks have led after 3 innings in five of their last seven games as underdogs against National League opponents.

Los Angeles Dodgers Team Facts

  • The Dodgers have won each of their last seven games following an extra innings loss.
  • The Dodgers have failed to cover the run line six of their last seven games against NL West opponents that held a losing record.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs LA Dodgers Prediction

I’m leaning towards the Dodgers here. Normally, if I was catching Gallen at home as an underdog, I’d truthfully be on it like white on rice. However, Gallen’s found himself getting into jams in his last couple of starts, and in his last start, he wasn’t really able to get out of them. The Dodgers are swinging the bat really well right now against anyone, and I just don’t know if I can trust the Diamondbacks’ bats to be able to do enough to keep themselves in this game. I’ll roll with Los Angeles in this one.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: LA Dodgers -137

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Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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