Dodgers vs Diamondbacks Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for April 8 (Syndergaard, Davies Impress in Pitching Duel)

LA Dodgers vs Arizona Diamondbacks prediction, odds and betting insights for MLB regular season game.
LA Dodgers vs Arizona Diamondbacks prediction, odds and betting insights for MLB regular season game. / AP Photo/Ashley Landis

Dodgers vs Diamondbacks Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, April 8, 2023
  • Time: 8:10 p.m. ET
  • Venue: Chase Field -- Phoenix, Arizona
  • Coverage: Bally Sports SoCal, Bally Sports Arizona

The NL West is in action on Saturday, April 8 as the LA Dodgers (5-3) and Arizona Diamondbacks (4-4) clash in the second meeting of a four-game series at 8:10 p.m. ET.

After the Dodgers were victorious on Thursday, the Diamondbacks responded with a 6-3 win less than 24 hours ago. Evan Longoria and Corbin Carroll went a combined 5-of-7 in the batter's box in the victory, tallying 3 RBIs between them as well as a home run apiece.

Can Arizona make it back-to-back wins against its division rival? Or will Los Angeles show that last night's loss was a fluke?

Dodgers vs Diamondbacks Odds & Spread

  • All MLB betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: LAD: (-156) | ARI: (+132)
  • Spread: LAD: -1.5 (+100) | ARI: +1.5 (-120)
  • Total: 9.5 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Dodgers enter this contest as road favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 8:10 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 9.5 runs with both sides available at -110 odds.

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Dodgers vs Diamondbacks Betting Trends

  • The Dodgers are 14-6 straight up in their last 20 games against Arizona.
  • Arizona is 1-4 straight up in its last five home games played on a Saturday.
  • The total has hit the under in 10 of the Dodgers' last 13 road games.
  • The total has hit the under in 13 of Arizona's last 17 games against the Dodgers.

Dodgers vs Diamondbacks Prediction & Pick

Noah Syndergaard is tasked with being the Dodgers' starting pitcher today. The two-time All-Star hurler impressed in his LA debut last week, striking out 6 batters while only allowing 1 run and 4 hits over 6 innings in a 2-1 loss to the Diamondbacks.

On the other side, the Diamondbacks are sending in Zach Davies. The veteran right-handed arm started in Arizona's aforementioned 2-1 win, lasting 5 innings while yielding a run on 4 hits with a quartet of strikeouts. Having said that, he's only been awarded one win in his last 10 starts against LA.

While the teams have been evenly matched this year, I see the Dodgers winning tonight. After all, Davies is 1-5 with a 4.26 ERA in his last 10 games against them, having been held without a victory in six straight starts. Even with Arizona getting the win last night, Los Angeles will be more than motivated enough by the opportunity to increase its NL West lead.

Final Score Prediction: Dodgers: 4 | Diamondbacks: 2

Dodgers vs Diamondbacks Best Bet

I have a tough time imagining this game exceeding the 9.5-run total. For starters, the under is 10-3 in the Dodgers' last 13 road games while also hitting in 10 of the Diamondbacks' last 13 home contests. The under is also 7-1 in the last eight meetings between these rivals at Chase Field, finishing with fewer than 9.5 in each outing.

With how well Syndergaard and Davies pitched last week, this game won't become a high-scoring affair.

Bet: Under 9.5 Total Runs (-110)

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