LA Dodgers vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction MLB Picks 5/1/24

Arizona Diamondbacks (13-17) vs LA Dodgers (19-12)

Game Info: Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at 9:40 pm (Chase Field)

Zac Gallen (3-2) (3.38) vs Yoshinobu Yamamoto (2-1) (3.54)

Betting Odds: Arizona Diamondbacks +117 / LA Dodgers -137 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Dodgers meet Wednesday in MLB action from Chase Field. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s an LA Dodgers vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction.

Starting Pitching Matchup

Zac Gallen is tabbed as the starter for Arizona and is 3-2 with a 3.38 ERA and 35 strikeouts this season. In his career, Gallen is 1-4 with a 3.48 ERA and 75 strikeouts against the Dodgers. The Los Angeles Dodgers will trot out Yoshinobu Yamamoto to the mound and he is 2-1 with a 3.54 ERA and 37 strikeouts this season. This will be Yamamoto’s first career start against the Diamondbacks.

Arizona Diamondbacks Recap

The Arizona Diamondbacks come into this one looking to finish the series strong with a weekend home series against the San Diego Padres looming. The Diamondbacks have already suffered series losses against the Mariners and Cardinals in the last week.

Diamondbacks Trying To Get Offense Rolling

Ketel Marte leads the Diamondbacks with 37 hits in addition to a .311 batting average and 10 doubles with 5 home runs and 15 RBIs while Lourdes Gurriel Jr. also has 5 home runs and a team-high 22 RBIs as well this season. Corbin Carroll has a team-high 8 stolen bases while Eugenio Suarez has a team-high 34 strikeouts this season. Christian Walker also has 5 home runs with 19 RBIs as well this season.

Los Angeles Dodgers Recap

The Los Angeles Dodgers will try to snag another win over a division rival after starting the series with an 8-4 win on Monday before a tight affair in Tuesday’s matchup. The Dodgers have a headliner series with the Braves coming up on the weekend, and are coming off of series wins over Toronto and Washington.

Dodgers’ Offense Picking Up Momentum

Mookie Betts leads the Dodgers with 46 hits including 10 doubles, 6 home runs and a team-high 23 RBIs along with a .377 batting average and .479 OBP while Shohei Ohtani has 43 hits with 7 home runs, 19 RBIs and a team-high 14 doubles. Teoscar Hernandez also has 6 home runs with 22 RBIs and a team-high 43 strikeouts. Betts also has a team-high 8 stolen bases while Ohtani has 5 stolen bases.

Arizona Diamondbacks Player Prop Facts

  • Christian Walker has recorded at least one RBI in each of the Diamondbacks' last six games against NL West opponents that held a winning record.
  • Ketel Marte has scored at least one run in 10 of the Diamondbacks' last 11 home games against NL West opponents.
  • Gabriel Moreno has recorded at least one hit in each of the Diamondbacks' last 11 games as home underdogs against NL opponents.
  • Randal Grichuk has recorded a Double in four of his last five home appearances against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Ketel Marte has recorded at least one Single in each of the Diamondbacks' last six games as home underdogs against NL opponents.
  • Randal Grichuk has recorded at least one total base in each of his last eight appearances with his team as an underdog against NL West opponents.
  • Alek Thomas has hit a home run in each of his last two home appearances against NL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Zac Gallen has recorded six or more strikeouts in five of his last six home appearances against NL West opponents.
  • Zac Gallen has recorded a win in each of his last six home appearances against NL West opponents.
  • Christian Walker ranks T10th in the league in Home Runs (7) this season.

Los Angeles Dodgers Player Prop Facts

  • Enrique Hernandez has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 11 appearances with his team as a road favorite against the Diamondbacks.
  • Will Smith has recorded at least one RBI in eight of his last nine road appearances against NL West opponents that held a losing record.
  • Will Smith has recorded a Double in each of his last four appearances after playing the previous day.
  • Enrique Hernandez has recorded a Single in each of his last seven appearances at Chase Field against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Enrique Hernandez has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 11 appearances with his team as a road favorite against the Diamondbacks.
  • Will Smith has hit a home run in two of his last three appearances at Chase Field against NL opponents that held a losing record.
  • Max Muncy has scored a run in 11 of the Dodgers' last 12 games against NL West opponents.
  • Mookie Betts ranks 1st amongst qualified players for Batting Average (.368) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Arizona Diamondbacks rank 2nd in the league for runs scored this season (162).
  • The Arizona Diamondbacks rank T2nd in the league for RBI's this season (151).
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers rank 1st in the league for runs scored this season (169).
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers rank 1st in the league for hits this season (300).

LA Dodgers vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction

I’m on the under here. I think Yamamoto can come out firing with a solid start in this game as he’s been rock solid on the road so far this year when it comes to pitching stateside. On the other side of the coin, Gallen has a sub-1.00 ERA at home and going back to last year, he would normally pitch his better baseball at home and that’s carried over into this season as well obviously. I think this is going to be another low-scoring duel so give me the under in this one.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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