A week after kicking off the 2016 MLB season, the Los Angeles Dodgers will finally head back home for their first games at Dodger Stadium this season. After a jaw-dropping 25-0 scoring advantage achieved in the series against the San Diego Padres, the Dodgers dropped 3 out of 4 games against the San Francisco Giants.
The sweep against San Diego had many fans wondering what this team is capable of, but the 3 losses against the Giants and the 4-3 record after just one week of play is a sign that things may be tougher than expected. Ahead is a perfectly placed off-day Monday, followed by the home opener against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Expert MLB Odds Analysis
- When: Tuesday, April 12, 2016
- Where: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
- TV: FS-A, MLBN
- Radio: KSUN La Mejor 1400, ESPN Phoenix 620
- Stream Option: MLB.tv
- Starting Pitchers: Corbin vs. Maeda
- MLB Odds: TBA at MyBookie.ag Sportsbook
Two National League West teams will get together in Los Angeles on Tuesday to play the first game of a three game series. The Arizona Diamondbacks come into the game with a 2-5 record, following losing three out of their last four against the Chicago Cubs. For the Dodgers, they come into this game with a 4-3 record, which places the team in second place in the National League West.
Why Bet on the Diamondbacks
The Arizona Diamondbacks were a pick to win the National League West after the additions of Zack Greinke and Shelby Miller. Through four combined starts, those two have yet to win a game. The Diamondbacks have been outscored 47-34 through their first 7 games. The Diamondbacks offense is batting .266, which is anchored by their big first basemen Paul Goldschmidt. Jean Segura is also off to a red hot season, as he leads the team with a .407 batting average, and 3 homeruns.
Why Bet on the Dodgers
After losing several key players from a season ago, and their manager, many wondered how the Los Angeles Dodgers would fare in 2016. The Dodgers got off to a great start, blowing the San Diego Padres out 25-0 in three games. Then, the Dodgers went to San Francisco and dropped three out of four games. Los Angeles has scored 42 runs in their first 7 games, which is one of the best in the National League. The Dodgers offense is getting a great start from Adrian Gonzalez, with a .429 batting average and 6 homeruns. The Dodgers are hoping for a 2-0 start from Kenta Maeda on the mound.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
This should be an interesting game on Tuesday afternoon. This game is the first home game of the season for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The pitching matchup features Patrick Corbin of the Arizona Diamondbacks against Kenta Maeda of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Corbin is coming off a loss, while Maeda came away with a win. This should be a pretty fun game between these two teams, with the Dodgers using their home crowd to win the game. Look for the Los Angeles Dodgers to win this game. Bet the Dodgers -144 over the Arizona Diamondbacks. The final score prediction for this game is the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-1 over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday.