The Dodgers (100-62, 53-28 home) will host the Diamondbacks (84-78, 41-40 away) in game two of this NL West series. Starting for the Dodgers is Bobby Miller, while the Diamondbacks are giving the ball to Zac Gallen. Read on to see my pick for this showdown between Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks.
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS VS LOS ANGELES DODGERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Los Angeles Dodgers -164
This game will be played at Dodger Stadium at 9:07 ET on Monday, October 9th.
WHY BET THE LOS ANGELES DODGERS:
- The Dodgers have gone 7-3 in their ten games at home.
- Los Angeles is taking on the Diamondbacks at the right time, as the Diamondbacks have dropped four straight games.
- The Dodgers are 2-1 in Bobby Miller’s last five starts.
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS LOOKING FOR UPSET AS ROAD UNDERDOGS
This season, the Diamondbacks have played a total of 52 series and are above .500 at 30-20-2. On the road, Arizona is 41-40 and 43-38 at home. Their overall record of 84-78 has the Diamondbacks sitting 2nd in the NL West.
Today marks Zac Gallen’s 36th outing of the season, and he currently holds a 17-9 record. His ERA is 3.47, with an OBP allowed of .278, while he has struck out 220 batters and maintained a WHIP of 1.12. On the road, his ERA stands at 4.87 compared to 2.64 when pitching at home.
The Diamondbacks are looking to Zac Gallen to lead them to another victory, following his strong outing against the Brewers last time out. Gallen allowed just two earned runs on five hits over six innings, helping Arizona secure a 5-2 win.
As a team, Arizona has scuffled at the plate over their last ten games, with a combined batting average of just .148. Compared to other teams, this is just 29th in that span. When looking at the team’s power numbers, they have a season-long slugging percentage of .408% while going deep a total of 166 times (20th). Overall, the Diamondbacks are 14th in the MLB at 4.6 runs per contest.
Corbin Carroll has been a consistent presence in the Arizona lineup this season, boasting a .285 batting average and slugging .506. The outfielder has been especially productive over the team’s last ten games, leading the Diamondbacks in hits with a .331 average.
WILL THE LOS ANGELES DODGERS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
The Dodgers enter today’s game with an overall record of 100-62, including putting together an above .500 mark at home (53-28). This year, Los Angeles has played in 50 series and have gone 33-16-1. Currently, they are 1st in the NL West.
The Dodgers will be sending Bobby Miller to the mound, who has an impressive 11-4 record this season. Through his 22 appearances, Miller has posted a 3.76 ERA and 8.61 K/9 rate. Additionally, he’s recorded a 3.51 FIP and .272 OBP thus far in 2023.
Bobby Miller was lights out in his last outing against the Giants, surrendering no runs and just one hit. Despite not being credited with a win, the Dodgers emerged victorious 5-2.
Having gone deep 8 times in their last five games, the Dodgers are 4th in that span. At 5.6 runs per game, Los Angeles is 2nd in the league. This figure has come on a team batting average of .257 while hitting a total of 249 home runs (2nd).
Freddie Freeman has been a consistent force in the Los Angeles lineup this season, boasting a .331 batting average and .567 slugging percentage. Over the team’s last ten games, Freeman has been particularly impressive, leading the club in hits with a .260 average.