Diamondbacks vs Dodgers Prediction, Picks, and Odds for Tonight’s MLB Game

The Arizona Diamondbacks travel to Los Angeles to face the Dodgers in a three-game series starting Monday night. The Dodgers are favored on the moneyline (-225), with the total set at 8.5. This matchup promises to be an exciting clash, particularly with the pitching strategies employed by both teams.

Game Overview

Teams and Venue

  • Teams: Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Location: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
  • Date: Monday, May 20, 2024
  • First Pitch: 10:10 p.m. ET
  • Odds: MLB at BetOnline

Starting Pitchers

  • Diamondbacks: Reid Detmers (3-4, 5.19 ERA)
  • Dodgers: Framber Valdez (3-1, 2.95 ERA)

Diamondbacks vs Dodgers Prediction

Key Betting Lines

  • Run Line: Arizona +1.5 (-115) | Los Angeles -1.5 (-105)
  • Moneyline: Arizona +185 | Los Angeles -225
  • Over/Under: Over 8.5 | Under 8.5

Analysis

Yoshinobu Yamamoto’s Impact

Yoshinobu Yamamoto has been a stellar addition to the Dodgers‘ rotation. With a record of 4-1 and a 3.21 ERA over nine starts, his performance has been impressive. His 3.44 xERA and 3.26 FIP further highlight his effectiveness.

Yamamoto has a 27.5% strikeout rate and a 5.2% walk rate, showcasing his ability to control the game.

In his previous encounter with the Diamondbacks on May 1, Yamamoto held them scoreless over six innings, allowing only five hits.

Given Arizona’s struggles at the plate in May, with a 93 wRC+ (19th) and a .300 wOBA (21st), they are not expected to pose a significant threat.

Arizona’s Pitching Strategy

The Diamondbacks will start with an opener, Joe Mantiply, followed by Slade Cecconi. Mantiply’s 3.82 xERA and 2.58 FIP make him a strategic choice to handle the first inning, especially against the Dodgers’ left-handed hitters.

Cecconi, who has a 5.27 ERA but a more promising 2.97 xERA, has been effective the first time through the order but struggles in subsequent innings. This strategy aims to maximize Cecconi’s strengths and delay his exposure to the Dodgers’ potent lineup.

First-Five Inning Bet

The first-five (F5) Under bet is appealing due to the strategic use of the opener and Cecconi’s strong initial performance. Additionally, Yamamoto’s prior success against Arizona and the Diamondbacks’ below-average offense support the likelihood of a low-scoring start.

Diamondbacks vs Dodgers Opening Odds

Bet TypeArizonaLos Angeles
Run Line+1.5 (-115)-1.5 (-105)
Moneyline+185-225
Over/UnderOver 8.5Under 8.5

Spread and Over/Under Analysis

The Dodgers have been dominant at home, winning 10 of their last 11 games at Dodger Stadium. In Cecconi’s five starts, the total runs have not exceeded nine, and in four games, the total was eight or fewer. The Diamondbacks have consistently hit their first-five (F5) team total Under in 16 of their last 22 games.

Recent Trends

  • Head-to-Head: These teams have gone 1-4 O/U in their last five meetings.
  • Diamondbacks on the Road: Arizona has been involved in low-scoring games on the road, with an 8-12-2 O/U record away from home.

Game Info

AspectDetails
LocationDodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
DateMonday, 5-20-2024
First Pitch10:10 p.m. ET
TVARID, SportsNet Los Angeles
Diamondbacks Starting PitcherReid Detmers (3-4, 5.19 ERA)
Dodgers Starting PitcherFramber Valdez (3-1, 2.95 ERA)

Game Props

As usual BetOnline offers countless player and game betting proposition betting markets.

Current game props / odds include:

PropositionOptionOdds
Team to Score First WinsYes-228
No+166
Total Hits O/U 15.5Over (15.5)-126
Under (15.5)-107
Total Runs+Hits+Errors in 1st Inning O/U 2.5Over (2.5)-106
Under (2.5)-126
Either Pitcher to Throw a Complete GameYes+1800
Team to Score LastLAD-152
ARI+115
Team with Most HitsLAD-167
ARI+125
Perfect GameYes+100000
Blown Save in GameYes+300
Will There Be a Score in 1st InningYes-104
No-129
Will There Be Extra InningsYes+719
No-2000
A Run Scored in Every InningYes+10000
A Hit in Every InningYes+625
No-2000
Either Pitcher to Throw a No-HitterYes+15000
Team to Score FirstLAD-136
ARI+101

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