Dodgers vs. Diamondbacks Prediction

MLB Predictions: Will Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw Silence Diamondbacks? 4/3/18

Is the under the best bet on the board tonight when the Los Angeles Dodgers visit their National League West rivals the Arizona Diamondbacks at 9:40 p.m. ET?

Game Snapshot

(959) Los Angeles Dodgers at (960) Arizona Diamondbacks

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

TV: N/A, 9:40 p.m. ET

Likely Pitching Matchup: Clayton Kershaw vs. Zack Godley

CURRENT ODDS

According to oddsmakers from online sports book YouWager, the Dodgers are -170 money line favorites to beat the Diamondbacks, who have +153 money line odds to pull off the upset tonight. The total sits at 7.5 runs.

LINE MOVEMENT

The Dodgers opened as -175 money line favorites but their odds dropped slightly to -170, while the Diamondbacks' odds climbed from +150 to +153 at the majority of online sportsbooks. The total hasn't moved after opening at 7.5 runs.

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PUBLIC BETTING INFORMATION

As of this writing, 77% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Dodgers to beat the Diamondbacks. Meanwhile, 71% of the betting tickets are on the under.

OUR PREDICTION

This is one of my favorite under bets on the board tonight. First and foremost, Kershaw has dominated the Diamondbacks, posting a 2.55 ERA, a 1.12 WHIP, and a .219 batting average against in 26 career meetings versus his division rivals. In his two starts a year ago against Arizona, Kershaw limited the Diamondbacks to a .118 batting average in 15 total innings (two starts).

Meanwhile, Godley is coming off a breakout performance in 2017 and will face an L.A. lineup that has already struck out the third-most in the National League thus far. It's also very unlikely that Yasmani Grandal's sizzling bat will not be in the lineup after he caught all 15 innings for the Diamondbacks last night.

The under is 6-1 in Kershaw's last seven road starts versus the Diamondbacks and is 20-8-2 in his last 30 road outings when facing a team with a winning record.

 

TUESDAY MLB PREDICTION: DODGERS/DIAMONDBACKS UNDER 7.5

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