Diamondbacks vs. Dodgers Prediction

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers 8/30/18, Prediction & Odds

The Arizona Diamondbacks and the host Los Angeles Dodgers open a key four-game series tonight. Will the favored host Dodgers take care of business in tonight's lid-lifter?

Game Snapshot

957 Arizona Diamondbacks at 958 Los Angeles Dodgers

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Dodger Stadium at 10:10PM ET

TV: SportsNet LA (LAD)

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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers at BetNow, the Dodgers are a -129 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Diamondbacks are a +119 underdog, while the total sits at 7.5 runs. As of Thursday morning, 55 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Arizona. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.

D-backs find offense

Arizona scored once in the third inning and two more in the fourth Wednesday in its series finale at the Giants, ending a streak in which it had been shut out two straight games. The D-backs will look for more offense tonight as they try and support lefty Robbie Ray (3-2, 4.73 ERA). Ray allowed one earned run on five hits with seven strikeouts and four walks over five innings to get a no-decision in his last start versus the Mariners.

Dodgers win again at Rangers

Los Angeles recorded a 3-1 victory Wednesday night in its series finale at Texas and now have now all four meetings with the Rangers this season. Manny Machado had a solo home run in four at-bats to help lead the way. Cody Bellinger was 1-for-3 with a solo homer. Yasmani Grandal finished 1-for-2 with a solo home run and a walk. Alex Wood picked up the win as he threw seven shutout innings of four-hit ball, striking out five and walking two. Kenta Maeda earned his first save of the season as he allowed one earned run on one hit with one strikeout and two walks in an inning of work.

Rich Hill (6-4, 3.50 ERA) will start tonight for the Dodgers.

MLB Betting Trends

Arizona

The D-backs are 1-7 in Ray's last eight starts. Arizona is 1-4 in its last five Thursday games.

Los Angeles

The over is 3-0-2 in Hill's last five Thursday starts. The over is 13-5 in Hill's last 18 starts overall.

Prediction:

Ray has had trouble gaining consistency all season as walks and right-handed batters have hurt him considerably. Hill seems to be rounding into form and the Dodgers took care of business against lesser opponents coming into this series. Look for LA to show its array of talented ballplayers tonight and get this series off to a strong start for the hosts.

 

MLB DAILY PREDICTION: LOS ANGELES DODGERS -129

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