Dodgers vs Diamondbacks Prediction MLB Picks Today 5/20

Dodgers vs Diamondbacks Prediction MLB Picks Today 5/20

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MLB Preview and Prediction: Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

The Arizona Diamondbacks travel to Dodger Stadium to face the Los Angeles Dodgers in what promises to be a challenging game for the visitors. With the Dodgers sitting atop the NL West standings, they will look to extend their lead with a strong performance.

 

Game Overview:

  • Date: May 20, 2024
  • Time: 7:10 PM
  • Location: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California
  • Line: LAD -230
  • Over/Under: 8.5

 

Team Breakdown:

Arizona Diamondbacks:

The Diamondbacks enter this game with a 22-25 record, including 10-12 on the road. They will rely on Joe Mantiply to contain the Dodgers' potent lineup, but his season stats indicate a challenging task ahead.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Ketel Marte (9 HR)
  • Batting Average: Ketel Marte (.292 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Christian Walker (30 RBI)

Joe Mantiply, the starting pitcher for the Diamondbacks, has a 2-1 record with a 4.67 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP over 17.1 innings. Despite not allowing a home run yet, his ERA and WHIP indicate potential vulnerabilities against a strong Dodgers lineup.

Los Angeles Dodgers:

The Dodgers hold a 32-17 record, with a dominant 18-9 at home. Yoshinobu Yamamoto will take the mound, aiming to build on his solid season and previous success against the Diamondbacks.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Shohei Ohtani (13 HR)
  • Batting Average: Shohei Ohtani (.353 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Teoscar Hernandez (37 RBI)

Yoshinobu Yamamoto, the Dodgers' starting pitcher, has a 4-1 record with a 3.21 ERA and a 1.03 WHIP over 47.2 innings. His consistent performance and ability to dominate the Diamondbacks earlier this season make him a formidable opponent.

Game Odds:

Team Moneyline Total Run Line
ARI (22-25) +195 o8.5 (-115) +1.5 (-110)
LAD (32-17) -230 u8.5 (-120) -1.5 (-110)

 

Prediction:

In this matchup, we predict that the Los Angeles Dodgers will cover the -1.5 run line. Here's why:

The Dodgers have been dominant at home and have a strong pitcher in Yoshinobu Yamamoto, who has maintained a 3.21 ERA and a 1.03 WHIP. Yamamoto's ability to control the game and his previous success against the Diamondbacks, where he delivered a standout performance, make the Dodgers a strong contender.

On the other hand, Joe Mantiply of the Diamondbacks has struggled with consistency, evidenced by his 4.67 ERA and 1.33 WHIP. The Dodgers' powerful lineup, led by Shohei Ohtani and Teoscar Hernandez, is well-positioned to exploit Mantiply's weaknesses and secure a comfortable win.

Pick: Los Angeles Dodgers -1.5 (-110)

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