MLB Odds: Diamondbacks-Dodgers Predictions, Picks, How To Watch

The Arizona Diamondbacks will meet the Los Angeles Dodgers at Chavez Ravine for Opening Day. Drive the Stadium Way with us as we share our MLB odds series, a Diamondbacks-Dodgers prediction and show you how to watch.

The Diamondbacks went on to go 74–88, a 22-win improvement over their previous season. Now, they hope to keep the momentum going. The D-Backs traded for Lourdes Guriel and also signed Evan Longoria. It is worth mentioning that Gurriel had five home runs, 52 RBI, 32 doubles and 52 runs while playing for the Toronto Blue Jays. Guriel was also one of 16 outfielders with at least a .280 batting average. Now, he hopes to hit well for the Diamondbacks. Christian Walker hit .242 for the Diamondbacks in 2022 with 36 home runs, 94 RBI and 84 runs batted in. However, most eyes will be on Corbin Carroll, one of the best prospects in baseball. He hit .260 with four home runs and 14 RBI in 104 at-bats.

The Dodgers have gone 111–51 and are on a comeback trail since being eliminated in the first round. In addition, they lost Tre Turner during the offseason and did not make any significant signings. The Dodgers fielded JD Martinez. Significantly, he hit .274 with 16 home runs, 62 RBI, 76 runs scored, and 43 doubles. Jason Hayward signed a minor league contract and hopes to make an impact. In addition, Freddie Freeman, Mookie Bates and Max Muncy returned.

In 2022 the Dodgers went 14–5 against the Diamondbacks. In addition, he went 7–2 against them in the Cjavez Ravine. The Diamondbacks have not won a season series against the Dodgers since 2013. In addition, the Dodgers are 12-2 in the last 14 games against Chavez Ravine and 31-9 in the last 40 games since 2018.

Here are the Diamondbacks-Dodgers mlb odds, Courtesy of FanDuel.

MLB Odds: Diamondbacks-Dodgers Odds

Arizona Diamondbacks: +1.5 (-152)

Los Angeles Dodgers: -1.5 (+126)

Overs: 7.5 (+100)

Under: 7.5 (-122)

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Time: 10 PM ET/7 PM PT

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Why the Diamondbacks Might Be Covering the Spread

Zac Gallen takes the mound for the Diamondbacks and was one of the team’s bright spots in 2022. Significantly, he went 12–4 with a 2.54 ERA. Gallen also went 0–0 with a 0.64 ERA and 18 strikeouts through two starts in 2022 against the Dodgers. Hit on Chavez Ravine early in the game. Gallen is expected to continue his streak of dominance against the Dodgers.

Walker struggled against the Dodgers, hitting .192 with six home runs, 10 RBI, and seven runs scored in 19 games against the Dodgers. Ultimately, it was boom-or-bust against the Dodgers. Carroll performed well in limited action against the Dodgers. Significantly, he hit .333 (5 for 15) with one home run, five RBI and two runs scored in six games against the boys in blue. Could he be the hitter that helps the Diamondbacks beat the Dodgers?

If Gallen throws five solid innings and the bullpen does its job, the Diamondbacks will cover the spread. Then again, the hitters must solve Los Angeles’ pitching.

Why the Dodgers Can Cover the Spread

Julio Urias is the man in LA, starting on Opening Day. Now it has to be seen how he handles it. Urías went 17–7 with a 2.16 ERA through 31 starts in 2022. In addition, he performed well against the D-backs. Urías went 0–0 with a 0.79 ERA and nine strikeouts through two starts against Arizona. Significantly, he tossed six innings with one earned run and one hit in a game at Arizona, while also pitching 5.1 scoreless innings in a game at Chávez Ravine.

Freeman leads hitters against the Diamondbacks. Finally, he hit .313 with two home runs, 13 RBI, and 13 runs scored in 18 games against the Diamondbacks. Bates is another solid option but will have to improve against Arizona. Sadly, he had a boom-or-bust stat line, with five home runs, 10 RBI, and 17 runs batted in 18 games against the Diamondbacks. Muncie struggled throughout the season, yet played well against the D-Backs. In addition, he hit .289 with two home runs, six RBI, and 10 runs batted in 13 games against the Diamondbacks.

If Urias pitches six solid innings, the Dodgers will cover the spread. Then, the bullpen must hold the fort. Hitters must warm up quickly and not let Gallen get into the groove.

Final Diamondbacks-Dodgers Predictions And Selections

The Dodgers almost always show up and get ready for Opening Day. So, I hope the Dodgers find a way to win this one by two runs. They are likely to get it in the later innings as they struggle against Gallen. As a result, Arizona’s bullpen would give the Dodgers the lead.

Final Diamondbacks-Dodgers Prediction & Picks: Los Angeles Dodgers: -1.5 (+126)

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