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LA Dodgers vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction 5-21-24 Picks

Arizona Diamondbacks (22-25) vs. LA Dodgers (32-17)
May 21, 2024 10:10 pm EDT
The Line: LA Dodgers -175 / Arizona Diamondbacks +160; Over/Under: +9
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The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Dodgers meet Tuesday in MLB action from Dodger Stadium. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s an LA Dodgers vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction.

Starting Pitching Matchup

The Arizona Diamondbacks will send out Brandon Pfaadt for the start here and Pfaadt is 1-3 with a 4.17 ERA and 51 strikeouts this season. In his career, Pfaadt is 0-2 with a 9.35 ERA and 9 strikeouts against the Dodgers. Gavin Stone will get the start for the Dodgers here and is 4-1 with a 3.27 ERA and 29 strikeouts this season. This will be Stone’s first career start against Arizona.

Arizona Diamondbacks Recap

The Arizona Diamondbacks come into this one looking to bounce back from a 6-4 loss at the hands of the Dodgers in Monday’s series opener. The loss put the Diamondbacks at risk of back-to-back losses to start the series after losing two of three against the Tigers this past weekend.

Diamondbacks Looking To Pick It Up

Ketel Marte leads the Diamondbacks with 55 hits in addition to a .291 batting average and 12 doubles with 9 home runs and 25 RBIs while Lourdes Gurriel Jr. also has 6 home runs and 27 RBIs as well this season. Corbin Carroll has a team-high 8 stolen bases while Eugenio Suarez has a team-high 52 strikeouts this season. Christian Walker also has 8 home runs with a team-high 30 RBIs of his own this season.

Why the Arizona Diamondbacks will win

  • The Diamondbacks have won five of their last six games as underdogs against National League opponents following a loss.
  • The Dodgers have lost four of their last six games as favorites against NL West opponents following a win.
  • The Dodgers have failed to cover the run line in seven of their last eight games at Dodger Stadium against NL West opponents that held a losing record.
  • The Diamondbacks have covered the run line in six of their last seven games as road underdogs following a loss.
  • The Diamondbacks have led after 3 innings in seven of their last eight games as road underdogs against National League opponents.

Los Angeles Dodgers Recap

The Los Angeles Dodgers come into this one looking to build on their four-game win streak after Monday’s series opening win, hoping to carry over their success from their weekend series triumph against Cincinnati.

Dodgers Still Rolling Along

Shohei Ohtani leads the Dodgers with 67 hits including a team-high 13 home runs, 16 doubles and 33 RBIs with a .353 batting average while Mookie Betts has 65 hits with 11 doubles, 3 triples, 8 homers and 29 RBIs of his own. Teoscar Hernandez also has 11 home runs with 37 RBIs and a team-high 63 strikeouts. Betts also has 8 stolen bases while Ohtani has a team-high 11 stolen bases.

Why the Los Angeles Dodgers will win

  • The Dodgers have won each of their last nine games at Dodger Stadium following a win.
  • The Diamondbacks have lost 16 of their last 18 night games against the Dodgers following a road loss.
  • The Diamondbacks have failed to cover the run line in eight of their last nine night games against teams that held a winning record.
  • The Dodgers have covered the run line in seven of their last eight home games against National League opponents following a home win.
  • The Dodgers have led after 5 innings in each of their last seven home games against NL West opponents.
  • The Dodgers have won the first inning in each of their last five Tuesday home games against NL West opponents.

LA Dodgers vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction

I’m on the Dodgers here. I just feel like the Dodgers are heads and shoulders the better team, and Pfaadt has had issues in his career against the Dodgers. Once Pfaadt leaves, he hands it over to an Arizona bullpen that’s been shaky to begin with, but one that’s also been overworked with a bullpen game in Monday’s series opener. I think the Dodgers keep up their strong run and as such, I’ll back the Dodgers in this one.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: LA Dodgers -175

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Chris Ruffolo

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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