Diamondbacks vs. Dodgers Tuesday Pick
The Los Angeles Dodgers are already eight games back of the Arizona Diamondbacks for first place in the National League West. Can they close that gap by a game with a win tonight in L.A. or will the D-Backs win their third straight game?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
10:10 p.m. ET, Dodgers Stadium
TV: ARI (FSAZ); LAD (SNLA)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Dodgers as a -115 favorite. As of this writing, 68% 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.
Diamondbacks’ Godley takes loss in quality start vs. Dodgers
Zack Godley allowed an earned run, five hits and three walks with five strikeouts over six innings in a loss against the Dodgers on Wednesday. Godley threw 56 of his 100 pitches for strikes in the quality start, but the Dodgers had six pitches combine to allow just one run and six hits. While he has won the past couple of starts, he was much more effective in this one. It was his first quality start since April 9, he just didn't receive any run support. He'll try to carry over the momentum into his next scheduled outing Tuesday in a rematch with L.A.
Dodgers activate Hill from disabled list for start on Tuesday
Dodgers activated LHP Rich Hill from the 10-day disabled list. Hill was originally expected to make his return Sunday against the Padres in Monterrey, but the Dodgers decided to play things safe and push him back to Tuesday against the Diamondbacks back in Los Angeles. The veteran southpaw had a 6.00 ERA through his first three starts prior to landing on the DL in mid-April with a cracked finger nail on his left hand. His return was delayed due to an infection in the finger, but he's feeling better now and fantasy owners should expect better results moving forward.
MLB Betting Trends
The Diamondbacks are 7-3 in their last 10 games versus the Dodgers but are just 12-30 in their last 42 games in Los Angeles.
The Dodgers are 2-5 in Hill’s last seven starts versus the Diamondbacks.
The over is 5-0 in the last five meetings between these two teams in Los Angeles, is 5-0 in Hill’s last five starts versus the Diamondbacks and is 4-0 in his last four home outings against Arizona. The over is also 5-2 in Hill’s last seven home starts, is 4-1 in his last five starts overall and is 5-0 in his last five outings versus the rest of the National League West.
MLB Prediction: Dodgers/Diamondbacks over 7