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Arizona Diamondbacks vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction and Odds September 12

Tyler Anderson of Los Angeles Dodgers

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Preview

WagerTalk MLB analyst Brian Ochsner offers his analysis of Monday’s Arizona Diamondbacks vs Los Angeles Dodgers clash at Chase Field. This game between the Diamondbacks and Dodgers is the first of eight remaining games between these two teams in the regular season.

Monday, September 12 MLB Betting Notes, Courtesy of Caesars
Moneyline: Arizona Diamondbacks +178 vs Los Angeles Dodgers -215
Runline: Diamondbacks +1.5 (+115) / Dodgers -1.5 (-135)
Total: 9 Runs (Over -100 / Under -120)
Game Time: 9:40pm ET / 6:40pm PT
Where: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
Weather: Retractable Roof

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Los Angeles Dodgers Analysis

The Arizona Diamondbacks host the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first of a three game set. Arizona dropped two of three to the Rockies in Colorado, while the Dodgers won two of three from the Padres in San Diego.

Southpaw Tyler Anderson gets the start for LA, and rookie right-hander Ryne Nelson takes the bump for the Snakes, first pitch at Chase Field scheduled for 9:40 PM EDT / 6:40 PM PDT.

The Dodgers officially punched their playoff ticket over the weekend, and look to have the #1 wrapped up as they’re 8 games ahead of the second-seed Mets. Arizona is out of the playoff hunt this year, but scored a combined 23 runs in three games in the altitude of Coors Canaveral.

Tyler Anderson Taking Out The Opposition

LA is a -215 favorite, Arizona is a +178 underdog and the over/under sits at 9. Although Ryne Nelson had a great major league debut, going 7.0 shutout innings with seven strikeouts and giving up just four hits, he now faces one of the best teams in MLB.

Tyler Anderson has been a key part of the Dodgers rotation this year, especially with the injuries to Walker Buehler and Clayton Kershaw. And he’s had a really good season with a 14-3 record, 2.73 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 117 strikeouts in 154.2 innings. The southpaw has averaged over 6.0 frames per start and has only allowed 30 walks and 13 home runs on the year.

He started his career with the Rockies for four years, then went to the Giants, Pirates and Mariners before finding pitching success in LA.

The Dodgers lineup is one of – if not the best – in baseball, as they have the highest team OPS, team OPS against right-handers, and team OPS against right-handers the last 30 days. That doesn’t bode well for Ryne Nelson, who will make his second major league start tonight. Young pitchers always have ups and downs, which is part of the learning curve; and it looks like he’s probably due for some negative regression tonight.

Lovullo Looks For Manager Of Year Title

The Diamondbacks are one the most improved teams in MLB this season after their 51-win campaign last year.

Torey Lovullo should be considered for Manager of the Year, and Mike Hazen should be considered for Executive of the Year. Hazen had a plan to develop young players and bring them along, and that plan appears to be working like a charm (except for the bullpen).

Although his team didn’t have great stats during the year – and a lot of issues with relief pitching – Lovullo still figured out a way to win enough ball games with this flawed team.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction

Big Blue is the better team with the better starting pitcher, and Ryne Nelson steps way up in class from a struggling Padres club to a World Series contender.

The Dodgers should score runs Chicago-style off Nelson tonight, early and often. That’s why I like the Dodgers 1st 5 innings team total over 2.5 runs scored.

Prediction: Dodgers 1st 5 Innings Over 2.5 Runs Scored

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Meet the Author

Brian Ochsner graduated from Kansas State University with degrees in Accounting and Agribusiness. He’s a life-long baseball fan and “numbers guy” who tolerates the Colorado Rockies (bad ownership), and is a Denver Broncos and Kansas State Wildcats fan. Along with his interest in the sports wagering industry, he enjoys eating good BBQ, reading books on marketing, finance and economics, and playing Texas Hold ‘Em poker.

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