Diamondbacks vs. Dodgers Prediction
A 3-run home run by Matt Kemp in the eighth inning last night propelled the host Los Angeles Dodgers to a win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Will LA win again today to take three out of four in the key NL West series?
Sunday, September 2, 2018
Dodger Stadium at 4:10PM ET
TV: FS-A (ARI)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow, the Dodgers are a -172 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Diamondbacks are a +162 underdog, while the total sits at 7.5 runs. As of Sunday morning, 52 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Arizona. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for up-to-date info.
Kemp sparks LA win
The only hit for Kemp in Saturday night's victory by the Dodgers over the D-backs in four at-bats was a 3-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning that sent the hosts to a 3-2 win. Justin Turner finished 2-for-3 with a double, a walk and a run. Kenta Maeda earned the win in relief as he threw a perfect inning with two strikeouts. Kenley Jansen recorded his 34th save as he allowed one hit and struck out one in an inning of work.
Escobar, Walker homer
Eduardo Escobar finished 1-for-4 with a solo home run in yesterday's loss at Los Angeles. Christian Walker added a pinch-hit homer for the other run. Archie Bradley suffered the loss in relief as he gave up three earned runs on two hits with one strikeout and one walk in one-third of an inning.
MLB Betting Trends
The under is 8-0 in the last eight Diamondbacks games overall. The under is 5-2-1 in the last eight meetings.
The Dodgers are 7-1 in their last eight games overall. The under is 9-3-1 in the last 13 LA home games.
Buchholz has been very sharp this season since joining the Arizona rotation, while Buehler has proven he belongs at this level. Runs have been hard to come by this series and I expect today to be no difference. It's September now and with these two teams in the thick of the NL West race, every pitch counts. Go with the under today.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: DIAMONDBACKS/DODGERS UNDER 7.5