Diamondbacks vs. Dodgers Prediction
The Arizona Diamondbacks secured the series-opening win in their high-profile series this weekend at the Los Angeles Dodgers. Will Arizona win again tonight as it sends ace Zack Greinke to the mound?
Friday, August 31, 2018
Dodger Stadium at 10:10PM ET
TV: SportsNetLA (LAD)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow, the Dodgers are a -125 favorite to win on the moneyline. The D-backs are a +115 underdog, while the total is set at 7.5 runs. As of Friday morning, 54 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Arizona. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Peralta homer lifts Arizona to win
The only offense for the Diamondbacks in their series opener at LA last night came via a 3-run home run by David Peralta in a 3-1 victory. It was his only hit in four at-bats. Steven Souza Jr. was 2-for-5 with a double from the leadoff spot, while Paul Goldschmidt was also 2-for-5. Ketel Marte finished the contest 2-for-4. Robbie Ray picked up the win as he allowed one earned run on four hits with nine strikeouts and two walks over 5 1/3 innings. Brad Boxberger struck out both batters he faced for his 31st save of the season.
Machado hits HR in defeat
The only run for the Dodgers on Thursday night was recorded on a Manny Machado solo home run in the sixth inning. He went 2-for-3 with the home run plus a walk. Justin Turner finished 1-for-3 with a walk, while Matt Kemp was 2-for-4. Rich Hill suffered the loss as he gave up three earned runs on six hits in five innings, striking out seven and walking none.
Greinke (13-8, 2.93 ERA) will start tonight for Arizona, while Los Angeles counters with Hyun-jin Ryu (4-1, 2.18).
MLB Betting Trends
The D-backs are 10-4 in their last 14 Friday games. Arizona is 7-1 in Greinke's last eight road starts.
The Dodgers are 4-9 in the last 13 meetings. Los Angeles is 35-17 in its last 52 Friday games.
Greinke has excelled on the road lately and the D-backs have played well this season in big division series'. Ryu hasn't been off the DL long and could still be finding his form. I'm going to put my money on Arizona winning as an underdog for the second night in a row.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS +115