Dodgers vs. Diamondbacks Monday Pick
The first-place Arizona Diamondbacks will take on the struggling Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday when the National League West rivals start a new series. Will the Diamondbacks win Game 1 of the series tonight?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Monday, April 30, 2018
9:40 p.m. ET, Chase Field
TV: LAD (SNLA); ARI (FSAZ)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbook YouWager currently list the Diamondbacks as a -110 favorite. As of this writing, 79% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Diamondbacks to beat the Dodgers on the money line. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Dodgers' Stripling draws the start for Dodgers
Dodgers' manager Dave Roberts announced that Ross Stripling will start on Monday against the Diamondbacks.
There had been speculation that Brock Stewart would get the start on Monday instead, but the honor will go to Stripling. He has been outstanding in 10 appearances out of the bullpen, registering a 0.63 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 16/6 K/BB ratio across 14 1/3 innings. He isn't likely to work deep enough into the ballgame to have much appeal as a streaming option.
Diamondbacks' Greinke strikes out nine but allows five
Zack Greinke punched out nine batters but was lit up for five runs in six innings by the Phillies on Wednesday. Aaron Altherr's three-run homer in the sixth inning put the skids on what was shaping up to be a top-flight start for the Diamondbacks' ace. He falls to 2-2 with a 4.80 ERA and 1.13 WHIP after five starts. Greinke has a fantastic 32:3 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 30 innings but has been burned by six longballs already.
MLB Betting Trends
The Dodgers are 13-27 in their last 40 games following a loss and have dropped five of their last six games overall.
The Diamondbacks are 7-2 in their last nine home games, are 6-2 in htier last eight games overall and have won 11 of 16 on Monday.
This is a nice price on the Diamondbacks with Greinke toeing the rubber. They're 22-8 in his last 30 home starts, are 7-3 in his last 10 outings versus the rest of the National League West, and are 25-7 in his last 32 starts when facing a team with a losing record. The Dodgers are also just 1-5 in their last six games versus the Diamondbacks and have dropped six of seven in Arizona.
The Pick: Arizona Diamondbacks -110