Starting Pitchers: ARI- Corbin (6-7, 4.76 ERA) LHP LAD- Kershaw (12-2, 2.32 ERA) LHP
Arizona Diamondbacks (52-31, 20-18 away) at Los Angeles Dodgers (55-29, 33-11 home)
July 4, 2017- 9:10 PM ET Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
Premier showdown on the MLB docket beginning on Tuesday night as the Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers will open up an all-important three game series with the betting lines as follow from our best sportsbooks;
Best Diamondbacks Lines: BetOnline ML (+260) Spread +1.5
Best Dodgers Lines: BetOnline ML (-290) Spread -1.5
Over/Under: MyBookie 7.0
Two of baseball’s best in the Snakes and Boys in Blue will do battle at Chavez Ravine with first-place on the line in the NL West. Asserting themselves as the new team to beat in the National League, the Dodgers have taken charge posting the best mark in the NL with a 55-29 record.
But as good as the Dodgers have been over the last four weeks where they went 20-4 to take over first-place in the West, they have been unable to put away the pesky Diamondbacks, who at 52-31 trail by just 2 ½ games. The Colorado Rockies had maintained a hold on first in the division but have quickly fallen on hard times to now trail by 6 ½ games opening the way for what may become a two team race in the West?
Arizona has won six of their last 10 games, including two straight, while the Dodgers have captured seven of 10 but are coming off a loss down in San Diego.
Both teams enjoyed a day off on Monday but for the Dodgers it was much needed as they are coming off 20 straight games in as many days.
The pitching matchup to open up this series will pit a pair of southpaws as the Dbacks will be handing the ball to Patrick Corbin (6-7, 4.76 ERA) as he will seek to outduel Clayton Kershaw (12-2, 2.32 ERA).
Corbin will be looking to avenge an 8-4 loss to LA back on April 15, while Kershaw will aim to take another win over Arizona after posting a 7-1 victory back on April 14.
As we enter the final week of the first half of the season before the All-Star break, both teams want to keep the momentum going. And with Kershaw looking every bit like a Cy Young contender once again, the oddsmakers are heavy on the left-hander.
For sports betting purposes, BetOnline is favoring LAD (-290 ML) over ARI with an over/under of 7.0 total game runs scored from MyBookie; a number I will play as I will favor the OVER of 7.0 total game runs scored the best bet for my money.