Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Dodgers odds, predictions, picks and best bets

The Arizona Diamondbacks (58-57, second in NL West) battle the division-leading Los Angeles Dodgers (77-40) in the first of a three-game set at Dodger Stadium Friday at 10:10 p.M. Eastern.

Odds courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook; for a full-set of today’s sports betting odds, access them at USA TODAY Sports.

Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Dodgers: Projected Starting Pitchers

LHP Robbie Ray vs. RHP Walker Buehler.

Ray enters Friday with a 4.03 ERA but 3.62 xFIP through 24 starts and 134 innings. He’s striking out 11.96 batters per nine against a 3.90 walk rate, which has been steadily improving. The 27-year-old has been slightly worse on the road with a 4.12 ERA and .322 opponent wOBA. Last outing: Ray was roughed up for four earned runs over five innings but still picked up the win over the Washington Nationals. He hasn’t allowed a walk in two straight starts.

Buehler is coming off arguably his best performance of the season, striking out 15 with no walks and just one solo homer allowed in a complete-game victory over the San Diego Padres. The 25-year-old has pitched to a 2.54 ERA at Dodger Stadium with an opponent slash line of .197/.209/.317.

Explore more:  US government sued after report of detained migrant children at Hampton Inn hotels

Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Dodgers: By the Numbers

  • The Dodgers are up 8-4 in the head-to-head season series and have lost just once at home. The series is 7-4-1 against the over/under.
  • The Diamondbacks have gone 5-5 straight up and 6-4 against the O/U over their last 10 games. The Dodgers are 8-2 SU but just 2-8 against the O/U.
  • The active Dodgers batting order struggles against lefty pitching, operating at a team OPS of just .733 to rank 26th in the league. The Diamondbacks rank 14th against righties.
  • The Dodgers have a slight edge between the bullpens with a 3.72 ERA compared to the Diamondbacks’ group rate of 3.90.
  • Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Dodgers: Key Injuries

    Dodgers OF Alex Verdugo was the latest addition to the injured list. He’s dealing with a right oblique strain.

    Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Dodgers: Picks and Betting Tips

    Moneyline: The Dodgers are an automatic bet when Buehler takes the mound, but we’ll avoid the heavy -186 price on the moneyline in favor of some better value on the run line.

    Run line: The +120 for the Dodgers to cover -1.5 is a good bet to exploit a wonky number by the books. The Dodgers’ offense struggles against lefties and hasn’t been nearly as hot of late, but it doesn’t need to do much to support Buehler.

    Over/under: Take the UNDER (7.5, -110) with Buehler shutting down the D-Backs and the Dodgers unlikely to put up many runs against a tough lefty.

    Explore more:  Worker at Tulane possibly exposed to bioterror bacteria

    Esten’s August record: 12-10.

    Follow Esten on Twitter @EstenMcLaren and follow SportsbookWire at @SportsbookWire.

    MORE:.

    Jalen Hurts solidifies spot as a Heisman favorite with another monster game.

    How to Watch Washington State vs. Utah, NCAA Football Live Stream, Schedule, TV Channel, Start Time.

    Mystery of fish caught with wedding ring attached solved.

    All 32 NFL teams’ 2019 defenses, ranked.

    Where Ad Astra went right and where it went very wrong.

    france national football team vs gibraltar national football team matches

    france national football team vs gibraltar national football team matches

    orihuela vs girona

    hull city vs swansea

    when was arsenal formed

    bristol city vs norwich city

    al-ittihad vs al-hazm

    lebanon vs latvia basketball

    portimonense vs arouca

    mr vegas grand slam of darts