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2018 MLB Season
(0-2) Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (2-1)
Date: Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Time: 9:40 PM ET
Venue: Chase Field, Phoenix Arizona
Projected Pitchers: Clayton Kershaw vs. Zack Godley
MLB Moneyline Odds: Los Angeles -170
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Los Angeles -1.5 (-110)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 7.5
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Arizona is going to have their hands full when Clayton Kershaw takes the mound for the second time this year for Los Angeles. The Diamondbacks will be throwing out Zack Godley to counter Kershaw. Los Angeles opened as (-185) money line favorites, but the line has dropped to -170.
Los Angeles Dodgers
In his first outing of the year, Kershaw went six innings giving up 8 hits for one earned run, while struck out seven and only walked two. He has been one of the best, if not, the best pitchers in the MLB for some time now posting a career 2.36 ERA and 2.60 FIP.
Over his career he owns a 9.86 K/9, 2.36 BB/9, 0.60 HR/9 and 7.9% HR/FB ratio. Even his career BABIP is a thing of beauty sitting at .271, while he is one of the best at stranding base runners with a LOB% of 79.2%. You can never go wrong backing the likes of Kershaw.
Los Angeles’ lineup has had a less than stellar start posting a slash line of .200/.252/.275 in 120 at-bats, while only hitting six extra base hits and knocking in 11 RBIs.
Versus Godley, Los Angeles’ lineup has slashed .233/.296/.478 in 90 at-bats, while they have accumulated 14 RBI, seven walks and 20 strikeouts.
The young 27 year old Godley was very productive in his first full MLB season last year posting a 3.37 ERA and a sturdy 3.41 FIP. He was a strikeout machine (9.58 K/9) while he did a good job not giving up the free bases (3.08 BB/9), and didn’t let up the long ball often (0.87 HR/9)
Godley relied on the ground ball inducing them 55.3% of the time, although he had some luck on his side with a .280 BABIP. His HR/FB ratio sat at 14.7% which was pretty high for his style, but that probably had something to do with a small sample size of fly balls considering he induced fly balls only 26.2% of of the time.
Arizona is slashing .258/.368/.371 to start the young season while hitting six extra-base hits and knocking in 18 RBI.
Their lineup hasn’t fared well against Kershaw posting a slash line of .203/.257/.326 in 138 at-bats, while owning a 10:39 BB:K ratio.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- LAD are 39-16 in their last 55 Tue. games.
- LAD are 18-8 in their last 26 overall.
- Under is 7-2-2 in LAD last 11 road games.
- Over is 6-2 in ARI last 8 overall.
- Over is 6-2 in ARI last 8 on grass.
- Over is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.
Free Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Prediction: Kershaw, Los Angeles stymie Arizona
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Arizona +1.5
I don’t like taking the big money lines, while I believe Godley can hang with Kershaw. This should be a low-scoring and tight contest. Take the run line
MLB Free Score Prediction: Los Angeles 4 – Arizona 3
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