The Dodgers (100-62, 47-34 away) travel to take on the Diamondbacks (84-78, 43-38 home) in game one of this NL West matchup. Lance Lynn is getting the start for the Dodgers while Brandon Pfaadt is starting for the Diamondbacks. See who I like to pick up the win in today’s Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks showdown at Chase Field.
LOS ANGELES DODGERS VS ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Arizona Diamondbacks +123
This game will be played at Chase Field at 9:07 ET on Wednesday, October 11th.
WHY BET THE ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS:
- In their previous five games, the Diamondbacks have a record of 4-1.
- The last ten times the Diamondbacks have been the underdog, they are 8-2.
- The Diamondbacks are 2-0 in Brandon Pfaadt’s last two starts.
LOS ANGELES DODGERS LOOK TO CONTINUE WINNING WAYS ON THE ROAD
So far this season, Los Angeles has played in 50 series, going 33-15-2. Their current record of 100-62 is good for first place in the NL West. On the road, the Dodgers have gone 47-34 compared to 53-28 at home.
Lance Lynn has taken the mound 33 times this season, boasting a 13-11 record. His ERA stands at 5.73, with opponents batting .256 against him. On the road, Lynn is 7-6 with an ERA of 6.33, while he is 6-5 at home with an ERA of 6.29. Teams have a slugging percentage of .478 when facing the righty this season.
Lance Lynn earned the victory in his most recent start, allowing two earned runs and two hits over six innings against the Giants. The Dodgers emerged victorious with a 6-2 scoreline.
Across their last ten games, the Dodgers’ offense is 8th in batting average, leading to an average of 4.8 runs per contest in that span. Overall, they are the 2nd ranked scoring offense and posted a season-long OPS of .795 on 249 (2nd).
Over the Dodgers’ last five games, J.D. Martinez has been a force to be reckoned with at the plate, leading the team in hits and boasting a .334 batting average. On the season, Martinez is hitting .271 and has racked up 103 RBIs.
WILL THE ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
162 games into the season, the Diamondbacks have a record of 84-78, putting them 2nd in the NL West. This mark includes an overall series 29-20-3. At home, they are 43-38 compared to 41-40 on the road.
Brandon Pfaadt has had a rough go of it in 2023, with a 3-9 record in his 20 appearances for the Diamondbacks. His ERA stands at 5.72, while his K/9 is 8.81 and FIP 5.18, with an OBP of .321.
Brandon Pfaadt’s last outing was a bit of a challenge, as he allowed three runs on seven hits in 2 2/3 innings. Nevertheless, the Diamondbacks still managed to secure a 6-3 win over the Brewers, with Pfaadt avoiding the loss.
Over their last ten games, the Diamondbacks are ranked 14th in the league in scoring at 4 runs per game. Their season-long scoring average of 4.6 per contest puts them 14th in baseball. In terms of on-base percentage, Arizona is 10th, with an OBP currently sitting at .322. The team’s collective batting average is .250 (10th).
Tommy Pham has been a major contributor to the Diamondbacks’ offense during their last five games, batting .483 and leading the team in hits. For the 2023 season, Pham has a .256 average and 68 RBIs.