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2021 MLB Handicapping
(62-43) Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (33-71)
Date: Sunday, August 1st, 2021
Time: 4:10 PM ET
Venue: Chase Field, Arizona
Projected Pitchers: Julio Urias (LAD) vs. Caleb Smith (ARI)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Dodgers -263 Diamondbacks +195
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Dodgers -1.5, Diamondbacks +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 8.5
The Dodgers will be in Arizona to take on the Diamondbacks for game 3 of the series Sunday at 4:10 ET.
Julio Urias gets the ball for the Dodgers and Caleb Smith will be going for the Diamondbacks.
The D-Backs won 6-5 on Friday.
Los Angeles Dodgers
This Dodgers are having a very good season and they got even better over the trade deadline as they acquired pitcher Max Scherzer and shortstop Trea Turner.
For as well as they have played, they are still 2nd in the National League West. The Giants lead them by 3 games.
Los Angeles lost 2 out of 3 games to the Giants earlier this week. In that series, the Dodgers scored 9 runs and allowed 7 runs.
Tony Gonsolin only lasted 1 2/3 innings on Friday. From there, a total of 8 relievers were used.
Julio Urias has been a good arm in this rotation so far. He is 12-3 with a 3.54 ERA. His last start was against the Giants on Tuesday where he went 5.2 innings and allowed 1 earned run.
The pitching on this team has an ERA of 3.21 which is the best in baseball and the staff got much better with the addition of Max Scherzer. That will be quite the rotation with Scherzer, Buehler, Kershaw(when he is healthy), Urias, and someone like David Price, or Gonsolin.
Their offense is one of the best in baseball scoring 5.13 runs per game. They need to get Mookie Betts back healthy and to get Cody Bellinger to start hitting better.
Los Angeles is known for their home run hitting ability. They have hit 144 of them which is 5th best in the game.
The Diamondbacks are having a very bad season and I would not be surprised if their manager got fired before the season comes to an end.
They have been in last place of the National League West virtually the entire year. It makes sense when your record is 33-71. The Giants lead them by 31.5 games.
Arizona split a 2 game set with the Rangers before this series. Both of those teams scored 7 runs total in 2 games.
Zac Gallen continued his good pitching against the Dodgers on Friday. He went 6 innings and allowed 2 earned runs.
Caleb Smith has not been great so far this year. He has a losing record with an ERA north of 4.5. His last start was against the Cubs on Sunday where he went 6 innings and allowed 5 earned runs. Chicago won that game 5-1.
The pitching has been very bad so far for the Snakes. They have an ERA of 5.31 which is 29th in baseball.
The offense has not been their main issue. They are scoring 4.18 runs per game.
Arizona has hit 93 home runs which is 29th best in the major leagues.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Dodgers are 42-12 in their last 54 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
- Dodgers are 42-15 in their last 57 Sunday games.
- Dodgers are 91-42 in their last 133 during game 3 of a series.
- Dodgers are 39-19 in their last 58 games vs. a left handed starter.
- Diamondbacks are 18-48 in their last 66 games vs. the National League West.
- Diamondbacks are 3-8 in their last 11 home games vs. a left handed starter.
- Diamondbacks are 13-39 in their last 52 during game 3 of a series.
- Diamondbacks are 15-46 in their last 61 games vs. a team with a winning record.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Prediction:
This Dodgers had a chance to win on Friday, but they could not pull it off. I expect them to be sharp on Sunday and get a win.
The Dodgers are definitely the better team and I look for them to show that the rest of the series. Those types of losses do not often happen with a team like Los Angeles.
Julio Urias may not get a lot of recognition, but he has been very good this year. I expect him to keep up that good pitching against Arizona.
The moneyline is too expensive here, so I will go with the Dodgers on the run line. I definitely feel they can win by 2 or more.
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