Dodgers vs. Diamondbacks Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Saturday, April 1, 2023

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Dodgers vs. Diamondbacks Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, April 1, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Los Angeles Dodgers (1-1) are set to take on the Arizona Diamondbacks (1-1) Saturday at 9:10 PM ET, airing on MLB Network. The Dodgers are listed as -184 favorites by oddsmakers, while the underdog Diamondbacks have +158 odds for the contest.

Clayton Kershaw will get the ball for Los Angeles while Arizona will counter with Madison Bumgarner.

Dodgers vs. Diamondbacks Odds

  • Dodgers odds to win: -184
  • Diamondbacks odds to win: +158
  • Spread: Dodgers -1.5
  • Total: 9 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Saturday, April 1, 2023
  • Time: 9:10 PM ET
  • TV: MLB Network

Who Will Win Dodgers vs. Diamondbacks?

Dodgers and Diamondbacks Betting Trends (2022)

The Dodgers won 69.4% of the games last season they were the moneyline favorite (111-49).

Los Angeles had a record of 63-31 when playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -184 or shorter last year (67%).

Last season, the Diamondbacks won 51 out of the 120 games, or 42.5%, in which they were the underdog.

Arizona had a record of 12-27, a 30.8% win rate, when it was set as the underdog by +158 or more by sportsbooks last season.

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.

The Diamondbacks and their opponents hit the over in 74 of their 162 games with a total 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 baseball with 212 total home runs last season.

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

The club’s 8.5 strikeouts per game ranked 15th in the majors.

The Dodgers pitching staff ranked fifth in the majors last season with a collective 9.1 strikeouts per nine innings.

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

Diamondbacks Stats & Insights (2022)

The Diamondbacks ranked 14th in the majors with 702 total runs scored last season.

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 averaged the 24th-most strikeouts per nine innings (7.7) in the big leagues last season.

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

Dodgers Key Players to Watch (2022)

Kershaw gets the call to start for the Dodgers, his first this season.

Freddie Freeman finished last season with a .322 average and 100 RBI.

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

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

J.D. Martinez hit .274 with an OBP of .342, and a slugging percentage of .448.

Diamondbacks Key Players to Watch (2022)

The Diamondbacks will send Bumgarner to the mound for his first start this season.

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

Ketel Marte hit .240 with 42 doubles, two triples, 12 home runs and 58 walks.

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 5, Diamondbacks 2
  • Total Prediction: Under 9 runs
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