MLB Odds: Dodgers and Noah Syndergaard Favored over Diamondbacks
Clayton Kershaw, Trayce Thompson, Miguel Vargas
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The Los Angeles Dodgers dominated in their game against the Arizona Diamondbacks last night, finishing with a 10-1. The game began with a bang, as Trayce Thompson hit a grand slam to leftfield early, propelling the Dodgers to a 5-0 lead. Although the Diamondbacks managed to answer back with a solo shot from Christian Walker, Thompson continued to be a force to be reckoned with, slamming a 3-run bomb to center field and then another home run to left-center field. J.D. Martinez hit a solo shot for the Diamondbacks in the seventh inning, but it was not enough to make a comeback, and the Dodgers ended up winning 10-1.

The Dodgers (2-1) are looking to build on their momentum in their game against the Arizona Diamondbacks (1-2) today. The game will start at 4:10 PM ET at Dodger Stadium and will broadcast live on SportsNet LA. Noah Syndergaard is set to start for the Dodgers, while Zach Davies will pitch for the Diamondbacks. The Dodgers are the sports betting favorite to win at -189 odds. It will be interesting to see if the Diamondbacks can turn things around or if the Dodgers will continue their impressive performance from the previous night.

Dodgers vs. Diamondbacks Odds

Dodgers odds to win: -189
Diamondbacks odds to win: +161
Spread: Dodgers -1.5
Runs Total: 8.5

In 2022, the Dodgers held a 69.4% win rate as moneyline favorites, while the Diamondbacks won 42.5% of games as underdogs. Notably, the Dodgers had a 67.8% win rate as favorites with odds of -189 or shorter. The Diamondbacks won 26.5% of games as underdogs with odds of at least +161. Regarding over/under trends, the Dodgers recorded 73 overs in 166 games, while the Diamondbacks hit 74 overs in 162 games.

Dodgers Insights

In the 2022 season, the Los Angeles Dodgers scored 847 runs, the most in baseball, and had the fifth-best home run record with 212. The team also had a batting average of .256, the fourth-best in the league, and struck out an average of 8.5 times per game. On the pitching side, the Dodgers had a collective 9.1 strikeouts per nine innings, ranking fifth in the league, and the first-ranked team ERA of 2.81 among all MLB pitching staffs.

Dodgers Key Players

Some key players to watch in the upcoming games include Syndergaard, who will start for the Dodgers for the first time this season. Freddie Freeman had an impressive .322 batting average and 100 RBI last season. Mookie Betts hit 35 home runs and drove in 82 runs, while Will Smith had 24 home runs, 87 RBI, and a .260 batting average. J.D. Martinez collected 146 hits, posted an OBP of .342, and a .448 SLG in the previous season. Trayce Thompson is coming off a monster performance and will play his second game of the season. Miguel Vargas will sit after starting the first three games.

Diamondbacks Insights

In the 2022 season, the Arizona Diamondbacks scored 702 runs, averaging 4.3 per game, ranking 14th in MLB, and hit 173 home runs, ranking 14th. The team had a low batting average of .230, ranking 26th in the league, and had an average of 8.3 strikeouts per game, ranking 11th. Regarding pitching, the Diamondbacks had an average of 7.7 strikeouts per nine innings, ranking 24th in the league, and pitched to a 4.26 ERA, ranking 23rd.

Diamondbacks Key Players

Some key players to watch in the upcoming games include Davies, who will make his first season start for the Diamondbacks. Christian Walker had 36 home runs last season. Ketel Marte hit .240 with 42 doubles, two triples, 12 home runs, and 58 walks. Josh Rojas had 119 hits and a batting average of .269 in the previous season, while Lourdes Gurriel Jr. had 32 doubles, a triple, five home runs, and 32 walks with a batting average of .291.