The Arizona Diamondbacks host the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday for the third game of a four-game set. On Friday, the Diamondbacks won 6-3 to even up the series, improving their record to 3-4. The Dodgers suffered just their second loss of the year and are now 5-2, looking to re-take the series lead tonight behind new acquisition Noah Syndergaard. In recent years, LA has dominated their National League West rivals, but the Diamondbacks have some intriguing young players with high potential.
Dodgers vs. Diamondbacks Betting Odds
|Los Angeles Dodgers||-161||-1.5 (+100)||Over 9.5 (+100)|
|Arizona Diamondbacks||+135||+1.5 (-120)||Under 9.5 (-120)|
Dodgers vs. Diamondbacks Match Details
Fixture: Los Angeles Dodgers @ Arizona Diamondbacks
Date & Time: Saturday, April 8, 8:10 p.m. EDT
Venue: Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona
Arizona will start Zach Davies for Saturday’s contest. In his first start of the year, he went five strong innings against the Dodgers, allowing just one run via a Will Smith solo shot. Davies will take on the Dodgers again tonight, a lineup that features starts Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman, and overall, one of the better lineups in the MLB. Davies doesn’t have good numbers versus LA since joining Arizona, but he looked good last outing, so we’ll see if he can keep the Dodgers’ bats at bay tonight.
Noah Syndergaard will be on the hill Saturday for Los Angeles. Syndergaard shut down Arizona’s lineup in his first start, tossing six innings of one-run ball, allowing only four baserunners. The Diamondbacks lineup features Ketel Marte, ex-Blue Jay Lourdes Gurriel, and top prospect Corbin Carroll, but as a whole, they aren’t too intimidating. We’ll see if Syndergaard can build off his last start in the desert tonight.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Prediction
The Dodgers are expected to be World Series contenders again, and Syndergaard could be a huge piece for them this year if he remains healthy and effective. The Diamondbacks are not expected to be a division contender in the tough NL West, but they could surprise some people this season. Still, the Dodgers are much better on paper, and they’ll be eager to bounce back after Friday’s loss. Davies has had a decent career, but the Dodgers’ lineup should get to him tonight, enough to win and cover.