The Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers meet in the final game of a five-game series on Thursday night’s MLB schedule in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles remains the best team in the league overall and is focused on getting to the postseason healthy and ready for another World Series appearance.
For their part, Arizona has been playing out the stretch and has been all-but-mathematically eliminated from the postseason.
It’s simply a matter of playing enough games until the Diamondbacks are officially eliminated from a potential postseason opportunity.
The first pitch from Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles is scheduled for 10:10 P.M. ET. We’ll sort through all the pertinent stats to give you the best Diamondbacks vs. Dodgers perdition for your MLB picks today.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
National League West Division
The Arizona Diamondbacks enter Thursday’s game ranked fourth in the National League West Division, with a 70 – 80 record (.467 winning percentage).
The Diamondbacks are 4-6 in their last ten games, the Diamondbacks stats averaging 3.1 runs per game, dropping their season average to 4.38 runs per game.
During this same ten-game stretch, the Diamondbacks’ have averaged 4.1 runs per game against, bringing their season average down to 4.57 runs per game against.
These recent Diamondbacks stats and the impending end of the season should factor into any Diamondbacks vs Dodgers predictions or MLB picks you make.
Zac Gallen Taking the Mound for the Diamondbacks
The Diamondbacks have right-handed pitcher Zac Gallen scheduled to start Thursday in Los Angeles. Gallen has a 12-3 record in twenty-eight appearances, pitching to a 2.52 ERA and a fantastic 0.92 WHIP. Arizona has won three of Gallens’s last five starts and nine of his previous eleven appearances.
The Los Angeles Dodgers enter Thursday’s game ranked first in the National League West Division with an 81-66 record (.551 winning percentage).
Throughout the 2022 season, the rest of the league has looked up the rankings to find Los Angeles atop the overall rankings considering the Dodgers standings and statistics.
Dodgers Averaging Numbers
In their last ten games, Los Angeles is 6-4, averaging 4.3 runs per game, dropping their season average to 5.36 runs per game.
During this same ten-game stretch, the Dodgers have averaged 2.8 runs per game against, bringing their 2022 season average down to 3.18 runs per game.
After leading the league in this statistic, all season long, Los Angeles recency fell to second in MLB behind the Houston Astros (3.17).
Notably, every game in the Dodgers’ recent ten-game stretch has been played against either the Arizona Diamondbacks or San Francisco Giants.
Julio Urias Taking the Mound for the Dodgers
The Los Angeles Dodgers have left-handed pitcher Julio Urias scheduled to start Thursday night’s game against the Diamondbacks.
Urias has a record of 17-7 in twenty-eight appearances, pitching to a 2.27 ERA and a sparkling 0.95 WHIP. The Dodgers have won four of Urias’ last five starts and fifteen of his previous sixteen appearances.
Diamondbacks vs. Dodgers Last Game
Thursday’s game from Dodger Stadium is the finale of a five-game and season series between the Diamondbacks and the Dodgers. In the 2022 head-to-head matchup, the Dodgers hold a 13-5 advantage.
Of note for any Diamondbacks vs Dodgers prediction should be that Thursday’s game will be Arizona and Los Angeles’s eighth head-to-head matchup in the Dodgers’ last eleven games and the Diamondbacks’ previous twelve games.
The underdog Arizona Diamondbacks defeated Los Angeles 6-1 on September 22, powered by Corbin Carroll’s three-run double on offense and excellent pitching performance from 2014 World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner.
Importantly for this Diamondbacks vs Dodgers prediction, these teams have split the first four games of the five-game series, with Arizona riding a two-game winning streak over the best team in baseball.
Diamondbacks vs. Dodgers Odds Breakdown
Despite winning their last two outings, the Arizona Diamondbacks remain the underdog on the moneyline, listed between +176 and +195 depending on the MLB betting trends on the sportsbook.
The run line spread is set at 1.5. The Diamondbacks are listed at +1.5 and are the betting favorite on MLB odds, ranging between -115 and -130.
As of publication, the total runs are set to 7. The odds for the over and under are fairly even across most online sportsbooks, with the over listed anywhere from +100 to -120, while the under is listed between +102 and -110.
Los Angeles Dodgers
The best team in baseball and favorite to win the World Series, the Los Angeles Dodgers are the betting favorite on the moneyline. The Dodgers are the betting favorite against the Diamondbacks, listed anywhere from -208 to -227.
Depending on the online sportsbook, Los Angeles has favorable MLB odds on the run line spread. You can find the Dodgers (-1.5 runs) as a slight underdog on some online sports books, with odds anywhere between +106 to -105.
Diamondbacks vs. Dodgers Betting Pick and Prediction
Our Diamondbacks vs Dodgers prediction will always lean toward the best team in baseball defeating a team at the bottom of the division, especially when the Dodgers have won 13 or 18 games against Arizona this year.
If we’re making MLB picks on the moneyline, we’re going to take the Los Angeles Dodgers (-208 to -227) to win, despite the unfavorable odds for a big payout.
Statistically, the Dodgers winning is the likely outcome of Thursday’s National League West Divisional matchup.
Who to Bet On?
All but one of Los Angeles’ last ten games has ended with a one-run spread, while the same can be said of Arizona. The last one-run game these two teams played was the second game of this series, with the Dodgers winning 2-1 on September 19.
Reviewing the pitching matchup should make it clear that the total runs is not a great pick for your MLB picks today. While selecting the Dodgers on the run line spread should be.
Of their eighteen 2022 meetings, only four games between Arizona and Los Angeles have ended with a one-run spread. This is something essential to consider before making any Diamondbacks vs Dodgers prediction or wager.
Our Diamondbacks vs Dodgers prediction: one of these MLB teams will clear the run line spread. We’re parlaying the Dodger to win on the moneyline with Los Angeles set to cover the spread (-1.5), with odds between +106 to -105.
MLB Pick: Dodgers (-210)