Los Angeles Dodgers (100-63) vs Arizona Diamondbacks (87-78)
2023-10-09 21:07:00 EDT
The Line: Betting Odds: Los Angeles Dodgers -156 / Arizona Diamondbacks +133 --- Over/Under: 8
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The Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers clash Monday in game 2 of the NLDS playoffs at Dodger Stadium. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Preview
The Diamondbacks look to take a 2-0 series lead after a 11-2 blowout in game 1. The Diamondbacks are now 3-0 this postseason and have outscored opponents 22-7 in those games. The Diamondbacks entered the postseason with 4 straight losses, but their offense has been on fire these first few games. The Diamondbacks are 15-3 in their last 18 games when scoring more than 1 run. Corbin Carroll leads the Diamondbacks with 6 hits and 4 RBI, while Tommy Pham and Christian Walker have combined for 9 hits and 4 RBI. Zac Gallen gets the ball, and he was 17-9 with a 3.47 ERA and 220 strikeouts this season. Gallen is 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA and 4 strikeouts in his postseason career.
Arizona Diamondbacks Team Facts
The Diamondbacks have won each of their last seven games as underdogs against National League opponents.
The Diamondbacks have covered the run line in each of their last eight games against National League opponents.
The ‘Inning 1 OVER 0.5 runs’ market has hit in each of the Diamondbacks’ last six games against National League opponents.
The Diamondbacks have led after 7 innings in each of their last five games as underdogs against National League opponents.
The Diamondbacks have led after 5 innings in four of their last five games as underdogs against National League opponents.
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Preview
The Dodgers need a win here to even up the series at 1-1. The Dodgers couldn’t get anything going in their game 1 loss as they produced 4 hits and 8 strikeouts. The Dodgers haven’t lost back-to-back games since September 5-6 against the Marlins. The Dodgers haven’t lost two straight home games since September 1-2. Will Smith leads the Dodgers with 2 hits and 2 RBI, while Miguel Rojas and David Peralta have combined for 2 hits. Bobby Miller gets the ball, and he was 11-4 with a 3.76 ERA and 119 strikeouts this season. This will be Miller’s career postseason debut.
Los Angeles Dodgers Team Facts
The Dodgers have won each of their last nine games against NL West opponents following a loss.
The Dodgers have covered the run line in each of their last nine games following a loss.
The Dodgers have trailed after 7 innings in each of their last four playoff games as favorites against NL West opponents.
The Dodgers have led after 3 innings in each of their last five Monday home games.
The Los Angeles Dodgers rank 2nd in the league for runs scored this season (906).
The Los Angeles Dodgers rank 2nd in the league for home runs this season (249).
The Arizona Diamondbacks rank 1st in the league for triples this season (44).
The Arizona Diamondbacks rank 2nd in the league for steals this season (166).
The Dodgers are always going to get the benefit of the doubt at home, and it’s no different here with them down 0-1 in the series. With that said, there’s value with the Diamondbacks and the plus money, especially with this being Bobby Miller’s postseason debut. Miller is a rookie pitcher with just 124.1 innings under his belt. How does he handle the bright lights, especially with his team in pretty much a must win? Zac Gallen was a CY Young candidate all year, and he was solid through 6 innings against the Brewers. The Diamondbacks’ offense has also been scary through 3 postseason games. Give me the road dog.