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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. LA Dodgers

July 3, 2024

The Arizona Diamondbacks get set to take on the streaking Los Angeles Dodgers when the two teams clash in the second of a three-game set Wednesday night inside famed Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA. They throw out the first pitch at 10:10 pm. Bookmaker has installed the Diamondbacks + 140 on the ML.

Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Preview

The Dodgers are among the top teams in the National League, but everyone knows they are also judged and measured by how far they advance in playoffs. Their loyal fanbase would consider anything less than a World Series appearance a disappointment. 

Los Angeles has had some monster seasons where they will win 90-plus games, but then they get bounced in the playoffs, and it has always seemed to end in bitter disappointment. On offense, DH Shohei Ohtani leads the way with a team-high 26 home runs and is trying to secure another MVP. He is enjoying a brilliant first season with the Dodgers, who hit .256 as a team. 

The Dodgers will toss out Gavin Stone, who takes the mound with a mark of 9-2 and an ERA of 2.73. He has tossed 89 innings so far. 

Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Preview

The Diamondbacks have yet to be able to display the same type of magic they had last season when they made an unlikely run into October. They are in a very stacked and competitive division and know they can ill-afford to fall further back in the NL West against the front-leading Dodgers. 

They must return to .500 before thinking about locking in a wild card spot in the National League. They also really need their hitting to come through like it did last season. They are led on offense by veteran second baseman Ketel Marte, who has had an excellent and productive season for the Diamondbacks. 

He has cracked 17 home runs and has driven in 49 runs thus far this season. He has shown he can be counted on with some key at-bats during a couple of big wins. But he also needs the rest of the order in the lineup to contribute. Arizona will toss out veteran hurler Jordan Montgomery, who sports a mark of 6-5 during his first season with the Diamondbacks. 

Game Odds, Series Trends, and Free Pick

The Dodgers are 3-2 in their last five games and 2-3 in their previous five games against the spread. They are also 23-20 in their road games against the number. The totals have gone over in three out of their five games and 21 out of their last 40 games at home. The Diamondbacks are 2-3 in their previous five games and 2-3 in their last five games against the spread. They are also 18-23 in their road games against the number. The totals have gone over in three out of their last five games. 

Pick: Arizona Diamondbacks + 140