Arizona Diamondbacks vs LA Dodgers Prediction MLB Picks 5/20/24

LA Dodgers (31-17) vs Arizona Diamondbacks (21-25)

Game Info: Monday, May 20, 2024 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)

Gavin Stone (4-1) (2.45) vs Slade Cecconi (1-3) (5.27)

Betting Odds: LA Dodgers -217 / Arizona Diamondbacks +181 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Arizona Diamondbacks and LA Dodgers meet Monday in MLB game 1 action at Dodger Stadium. Here’s a Arizona Diamondbacks vs LA Dodgers Prediction.

Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Preview

The Arizona Diamondbacks are 22-25 on the season after recent wins over the Reds and Tigers. The Arizona Diamondbacks have scored 9 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 4 of their last 8 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have won 7 of their last 8 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Ketel Marte leads the Arizona Diamondbacks with 54 hits and 25 RBI, while Christian Walker and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. have combined for 85 hits and 56 RBI.

LA Dodgers Betting Preview

The LA Dodgers are 32-17 on the season after recent wins over the Giants and Reds. The LA Dodgers have scored 14 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 9 games. The LA Dodgers have won 17 straight games when scoring 4 or more runs. Shohei Ohtani leads the LA Dodgers with 66 hits and 33 RBI, while Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman have combined for 116 hits and 54 RBI. The Dodgers will meet the Reds and Mets after this series.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs LA Dodgers Pitching Matchup

Joe Mantiply gets the ball for the Arizona Diamondbacks, and he is 2-1 with a 4.67 ERA and 14 strikeouts this season. Mantiply has allowed 4 hits and 3 runs in his last 4.2 innings. Mantiply has a 0.00 ERA and 0.83 allowed batting average in 7.1 road innings. Mantiply is 0-2 with a 4.96 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the LA Dodgers.

Yoshinobu Yamamoto gets the ball for the LA Dodgers, and he is 4-1 with a 3.21 ERA and 53 strikeouts this season. Yamamoto has allowed 15 hits and 6 runs in his last 19.2 innings. Yamamoto has a 4.68 ERA and .232 allowed batting average in 25 home innings. This will be Yamamoto’s second career game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Why the Los Angeles Dodgers will win

  • The Dodgers have won each of their last eight night games at Dodger Stadium following a win.
  • The Diamondbacks have lost six of their last seven night games following a home win.
  • The Diamondbacks have failed to cover the run line in each of their last seven Monday night games.
  • The Dodgers have covered the run line in each of their last four games after going to extra innings.

Los Angeles Dodgers Player Prop Facts

  • Gavin Lux has recorded at least one Single in each of his nine previous Monday night appearances against NL West teams that held a losing record.
  • Max Muncy has recorded at least one total base in each of his last eight appearances at Dodger Stadium against NL West opponents that held a losing record.
  • Will Smith has recorded at least one RBI in five of the Dodgers' last six night games against NL West opponents that held a losing record.
  • Freddie Freeman has recorded at least one hit in each of the Dodgers' last 14 Monday games at Dodger Stadium.
  • Max Muncy has hit a home run in each of the Dodgers' last two games at Dodger Stadium against NL West opponents that held a losing record.
  • Miguel Rojas has recorded a Double in three of his last four appearances in night games against NL West teams that held a losing record.
  • Freddie Freeman has scored at least one run in 10 of the Dodgers' last 11 games against opponents that held a losing record.

Arizona Diamondbacks Player Prop Facts

  • Lourdes Gurriel Jr. has recorded at least one Single in seven of his last eight road appearances against NL West opponents.
  • Ketel Marte has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 14 appearances after playing the previous day.
  • Christian Walker has recorded at least one RBI in six of the Diamondbacks' last seven games against NL West opponents that held a winning record.
  • Ketel Marte has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 14 appearances after playing the previous day.
  • Randal Grichuk has recorded a Double in three of his last four appearances against NL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Joc Pederson has hit a home run in two of his last three appearances against NL opponents.
  • Geraldo Perdomo has scored a run in each of his last four road appearances against opponents that held a winning record.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Los Angeles Dodgers rank 1st in the league for on-base percentage this season (.340).
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers rank 1st in the league for walks this season (200).
  • The Arizona Diamondbacks are one of only 4 teams in the league to rank top 10 in both strikeouts and on-base percentage this season.
  • The Arizona Diamondbacks rank T27th in the league for strikeouts this season (358).

Arizona Diamondbacks vs LA Dodgers Prediction

The Arizona Diamondbacks continue to underachieve, and now they're going up against a hot Dodgers team that just finds ways to win. The Diamondbacks are also going with a bullpen game, which I hate because you have to rely on so many arms to get you across the finish line. Yoshinobu Yamamoto has been dealing as a rookie and currently has the second-best odds to win NL Rookie of the Year. I have no choice but to side with the more trustworthy team and better pitching situation in the Dodgers. Of course, I take the RL to shave down the juice.

Randy’s Pick LA Dodgers -1.5

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