Runline Bet: Diamondbacks vs. Dodgers 5/18/22

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Arizona Diamondbacks vs Los Angeles Dodgers

Date: Wednesday, May 18th, 4:10 ET

Location: Dodger Stadium


Money Line: Diamondbacks +220/ Dodgers -278

Total Line: 8

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Arizona: Zach Davies (2-1, 3.57)
Dodgers: Walker Buehler (4-1, 2.81)

Diamondbacks Projected Lineup

Daulton Varsho
Pavin Smith
David Peralta
Christian Walker
Josh Rojas
Ketel Marte
Cooper Hummel
Alek Thomas
Geraldo Perdomo

Dodgers Projected Lineup

Mookie Betts
Freddie Freeman
Trea Turner
Will Smith
Max Muncy
Josh Turner
Cody Bellinger
Chris Taylor
Gavin Lux


Arizona Diamondbacks: 18-20-0 SU / OU 15-22-1 / Run Line W/L 22-16-0
Los Angeles Dodgers: 24-12-0 SU / OU 17-17-2 / Run Line W/L 21-15-0

The Los Angeles Dodgers host the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday, May 18th at Dodger Stadium. The first pitch in this matchup is scheduled for 4:10 ET. The MLB Odds Board has the Diamondbacks as the favorite at -278 on the moneyline.

Recent Form

The Arizona Diamondbacks will look to bounce back from a 12-3 blowout loss to the Dodgers. After playing to a 2-2 tie in the first inning, Arizona finished the 2nd inning already down 6-2. The Diamondbacks gave up an additional 3 runs in the 6th.

The Arizona Diamondbacks have now lost 3 straight games to the Dodgers. Their losing streak also extends into their previous series with the Cubs, putting their total losing streak at 5 games.

In Tuesday’s 12-3 win over Arizona, the Dodgers got a quality start from Tyler Anderson. For the game, he lasted 7 innings, giving up just 2 runs on 7 hits. Anderson was also able to rack up 7 strikeouts. Trae Turner, Freddie Freeman, and Edwin Rios combined for 10 RBIs.

With yesterday’s win, the Los Angeles Dodgers have rattled off 4 straight wins. This string of success has made up for their 4 game losing streak that directly preceded their hot stretch of play.


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Pitching Matchup

The Los Angeles Dodgers will send Walker Buehler to the mound for game 3 of this series. So far, Buehler has put together a record of 4-1 on a 2.81 ERA. Overall, opponents are batting .244 against the right-hander. Buehler has done a good job avoiding home runs, as he has given up just 3 through 41.2 innings pitched.

The Diamondbacks will be looking for Zach Davies to snap their skid against the Dodgers. On the season, Davies has a 2-1 record with a 3.57 ERA. So far, the right-hander has 28 strikeouts compared to 15 walks. Through 7 starts, Davies has a WHIP of just 1.19, and a batting average allowed of .213.

Arizona vs Philadelphia History

Heading into Wednesday’s game, the Dodgers and Diamondbacks have played 6 times. So far, Los Angeles has picked up 4 wins. In terms of the runline, Arizona has covered 4 of the 6 contests, each of which came as the underdog.

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Betting Trends

  • Diamondbacks are 16-36 in their last 52 during game 4 of a series.
  • Diamondbacks are 33-80 in their last 113 vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Dodgers are 70-29 in their last 99 games as a favorite.
  • Dodgers are 71-29 in their last 100 overall.

Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction

In his first outing against Arizona, Walker Buehler pitched a complete game, giving up just 3 hits and 0 runs. However, there isn’t any value in grabbing the Dodgers on the moneyline. Instead, I recommend taking the Dodgers on the runline. In his previous outing against LA, Zach Davies had his shortest start of the year, lasting just 4 innings, giving up 3 earned runs. Look for the Dodgers’ offense to find success against Davies yet again.

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