Chase Anderson (9-7, 4.01 ERA) and Brett Anderson (1-3, 2.91 ERA) are on the hill in the first of a three-game series between the Arizona Diamondbacks (1-2) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (2-1) at Chase Field. Action begins at 9:40 p.m. ET on Friday, Apr. 10 and can be seen on SportsNet LA and FSN-AZ+.
Anderson will get the start after recording 114.1 innings last year, closing out the season with a 9-7 record, 4.01 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, and 105 strikeouts. David Peralta (.286 ) went 1 for 4 Wednesday. Against the Diamondbacks, Anderson is 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA, 2.17 WHIP, and one strike out. Adrian Gonzalez (.769 ) has been successful at the plate to the start the season for the Dodgers, going 4 for 4 Wednesday with three runs, three home runs, and four RBIs.
Los Angeles takes on Arizona as a -140 favorite. The Over/Under (O/U) for the matchup is sitting at eight runs.
In games where it is the favorite, Los Angeles has a 2-1 record and an overall money line of +60. Offensively, they average 5.3 runs per game, which is good for second in the NL. The Dodgers are tough outs for opponents, ranking fourth in the NL with 9.0 hits per game. The Dodgers are an excellent base stealing team with three stolen bases, ranking fourth in the MLB.
Predictions: SU Winner - LAD, O/U - Over
The Dodgers hold a 2-1 record against the NL West Division this season, while the Diamondbacks have a 1-2 record against the division.
The Los Angeles batters brought in a solid 11 hits last game. Arizona has a record of 0-2 when their opponents get that many hits or more.
Ranking first in home runs, Los Angeles has hit six this season. Arizona ranks 11th with two home runs.
Ranking sixth, Arizona is in the top 10 of the league in hits, notching 7.33 per game. Los Angeles ranks in the top five at fourth with 9.00.
Ranking ninth, Arizona is in the top 10 of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.689). Los Angeles ranks in the top five at fourth with an OPS of .914.
When the Dodgers allow at least one home run, they are 1-0. When the Diamondbacks allow one or more homers, they have a 1-1 record.