Dodgers vs. Diamondbacks Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Friday, March 31, 2023

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Dodgers vs. Diamondbacks Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, March 31, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Los Angeles Dodgers (1-0) are set to take on the Arizona Diamondbacks (0-1) Friday at 10:10 PM ET, airing on SportsNet LA. The Dodgers are listed as -193 favorites by sportsbooks, while the underdog Diamondbacks have +163 odds for the contest.

Los Angeles’ Dustin May gets the start, and he’ll go against Arizona’s Merrill Kelly.

Dodgers vs. Diamondbacks Odds

  • Dodgers odds to win: -193
  • Diamondbacks odds to win: +163
  • Spread: Dodgers -1.5
  • Total: 7.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Friday, March 31, 2023
  • Time: 10:10 PM ET
  • TV: SportsNet LA

Who Will Win Dodgers vs. Diamondbacks?

Dodgers and Diamondbacks Betting Trends (2022)

The Dodgers won 111 of the 160 games they were the moneyline favorite last season (69.4%).

Los Angeles had a record of 60-27 when it played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -193 or shorter last year (69%).

The Diamondbacks won 51, or 42.5%, of the 120 games they played as underdogs last season.

Last season, Arizona won seven of its 28 games, or 25%, when it was the underdog by at least +163 on the moneyline.

The Dodgers combined with their opponents to go over the total 73 times last season for a 73-85-8 record against the over/under.

Games involving the Diamondbacks went over the total set by bookmakers in 74 of 162 chances last season.

Dodgers Stats & Insights (2022)

Last season the Dodgers scored the most runs in baseball (847 total, 5.2 per game).

Los Angeles averaged 1.3 home runs per game to rank fifth in the majors with 212 total home runs last season.

The Dodgers had the fourth-best batting average in the league (.256).

The club struck out 8.5 times per game, the No. 15 average in MLB.

The pitching staff for the Dodgers had a collective 9.1 K/9 last season, which ranked fifth in MLB.

Los Angeles had the top team ERA across all MLB pitching staffs (2.81).

Diamondbacks Stats & Insights (2022)

The Diamondbacks scored 702 runs (4.3 per game) last season, which ranked 14th in MLB.

Arizona ranked 14th in Major League Baseball with 173 home runs.

The Diamondbacks had a team batting average of just .230 last season, which ranked 26th among MLB teams.

Arizona ranked 11th with an average of 8.3 strikeouts per game.

The Diamondbacks struck out 7.7 batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, 24th in MLB.

Arizona pitched to a 4.26 last season, which ranked 23rd in baseball.

Dodgers Key Players to Watch (2022)

May will make his first start of the season for the Dodgers.

Last season, Freddie Freeman drove in 100 runs while batting .322.

Mookie Betts slugged 35 long balls while driving in 82 runs.

Will Smith finished with a .260 average, 24 home runs and 87 RBI last season.

J.D. Martinez collected 146 hits, posted an OBP of .342 and a .448 SLG.

Diamondbacks Key Players to Watch (2022)

Kelly has been named the starter for the Diamondbacks and will make his first start this season.

Christian Walker had 36 home runs and 94 runs batted in last season.

Ketel Marte had 42 doubles, two triples, 12 home runs and 58 walks while hitting .240.

Josh Rojas put up 119 hits with a batting average of .269 last season.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. hit .291 with 32 doubles, a triple, five home runs and 32 walks.

Dodgers and Diamondbacks Injuries

Dodgers: Daniel Hudson: 15 Day IL (Knee), Álex Reyes: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Jimmy Nelson: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Tony Gonsolin: 15 Day IL (Ankle), Ryan Pepiot: 15 Day IL (Oblique), J.P. Feyereisen: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Gavin Lux: 60 Day IL (Knee), Blake Treinen: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Walker Buehler: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

Diamondbacks: Carson Kelly: 10 Day IL (Forearm), Mark Melancon: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Joe Mantiply: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Corbin Martin: 60 Day IL (Lat)

Dodgers vs. Diamondbacks Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Dodgers 6, Diamondbacks 2
  • Total Prediction: Over 7.5 runs
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