Diamondbacks vs. Dodgers Picks & Predictions

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Arizona Diamondbacks vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Tuesday, May 17th, 10:10 ET
Location: Dodger Stadium
Money Line: Diamondbacks +195/ Dodgers -245
Total Line: 7.5
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Arizona: Merrill Kelly (3-1, 1.71) Dodgers: Tyler Anderson (3-0, 4.40)

Diamondbacks Projected Lineup

Cooper Hummel LF Jordan Luplow RF Ketel Marte 2B Christian Walker 1B Pavin Smith DH Daulton Varsho C Nick Ahmed SS Josh Rojas 3B Alek Thomas CF

Dodgers Projected Lineup

Mookie Betts RF Freddie Freeman 1B Trea Turner SS Will Smith C Max Muncy DH Josh Turner 3B Cody Bellinger CF Chris Taylor LF Gavin Lux 2B


Arizona Diamondbacks: 18-18-0 SU / OU 13-22-1 / Run Line W/L 21-15-0 Los Angeles Dodgers: 22-12-0 SU / OU 15-17-2 / Run Line W/L 20-14-0

The Los Angeles Dodgers host the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday, May 17th at Dodger Stadium. The first pitch in this matchup is scheduled for 10:10 ET. The MLB Odds Board has the Dodgers as the favorite at -245 on the moneyline.

Recent Form

The Arizona Diamondbacks are coming off a close loss to the Dodgers by the score of 5-4. In the game, Arizona nearly tied the game late, as they rattled of 2 runs in the 9th inning. Madison Bumgarner lasted 5 innings for the team, giving up 3 runs on 6 hits. David Peralta led the team’s offense with his 2 RBIs.

With the loss to Los Angeles, the Diamondbacks have now lost 3 straight games. This skid goes back to their series vs Chicago, in which they lost the final 2 games of the series. During this stretch, the team’s offense has let them down, averaging just 2.6 runs per game.

In last night’s win, Tony Gonsolin added another strong start to his resume, giving up just 2 runs over 6 innings. The Dodgers offense did their damage in the 5th and 6th innings, scoring 3 and 2 runs, respectively.

The Dodgers have rattled off 2 straight wins. This comes after a disappointing 4 game losing streak spanning across their series’ vs Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. Each of their 2 most recent wins have come by the score of 5-4.

Pitching Matchup

Merrill Kelly gets the start for the Diamondbacks, with an overall record of 3-1. In his 7 appearances, he has put together an ERA of 1.78. Heading into the game, he has struck out 38 batters compared to 11 walks. Opponents are batting a combined .229 against the right-hander.

For the Dodgers, Tyler Anderson comes into the game with a record of 3-0. Anderson has yet to take a loss, despite an ERA of 4.40. So far, he has made 6 overall appearances and 4 starts. In his 28.2 innings pitched, he has racked up 27 strikeouts compared to just 5 walks. Opponents have hit 4 home runs vs the left-hander.

Arizona vs Philadelphia History

This season, the Diamondbacks and Phillies have met up 4 times, with each team picking up two wins. In each game, the Dodgers have been the betting favorite. So far, 3 of the 4 games have fallen below the over-under betting line.

Betting Trends

  • Diamondbacks are 33-78 in their last 111 vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Diamondbacks are 16-39 in their last 55 games vs. a left-handed starter.
  • Dodgers are 41-11 in their last 52 games as a home favorite.
  • Dodgers are 41-11 in their last 52 home games.

Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction

Even though the Dodgers appear to have rebounded from a recent losing streak, they have dropped 6 straight games vs the runline. Look for this to continue, as Merrill Kelly has yet to give up more than 3 runs in any of his 7 starts. I recommend taking the Diamondbacks +1.5

Free MLB Pick: Diamondbacks Runline +1.5

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