How to Bet Arizona Diamondbacks vs. LA Dodgers MLB Odds

Posted by Henry Watkins on Tuesday,April 12, 2016 10:47, EST in

It has long been said that you cannot buy success in sports, but that doesn’t stop teams from breaking the bank in order to do so. The LA Dodgers have, in recent years, been the team that has been the biggest spender in the MLB, but they have some competition this season. The Arizona Diamondbacks, who just happen to be in the same division as the Dodgers, went all out in the offseason and landed some high-priced free agent help.

It’s still very, very early in the season, but both teams are not exactly off to the sort of stat that they would have hoped for given their bloated payrolls. The Dodgers are probably a little happier with their lot, as they had to play their first 7 games on the road. They return home on Tuesday for their season home opener, and then play the second of three versus the Diamondbacks on Wednesday night. You can wager on this game, and the entire series, at MyBookie.ag Online Sportsbook.

How to Bet Arizona Diamondbacks vs. LA Dodgers MLB Odds

When: Wednesday, April 13 at 10:10 PM EST
Where: Dodger Stadium, LA
Starting Pitchers: Rubby De La Rosa Vs Alex Wood
TV: 
FS-A+
Radio:
ESPN Phoenix 620, KSUN La Mejor
Live Stream: Watch ESPN
Opening MLB Odds:
LA Dodgers -128

Why bet on the Arizona Diamondbacks

The fan of the Diamondbacks (2-5) had to be excited heading into this season, as it appeared as though this franchise was making a commitment to actually trying to win. They spent a boatload of money on free agents, with the biggest chunk of that change going to pitcher Zack Greinke. It’s not paying off just yet, though, with 5 losses through their first 7 games, and Greinke starting 0-2 and looking totally mortal. There is a lot of talent in this team, though, and you feel as though they are going to eventually come good. Perhaps a little time on the road will help, as their next 10 games are away from home. Rubby De La Rosa (0-1, 12.46 ERA) will get the start for Arizona.

Why bet on the LA Dodgers

Anyone who followed the Dodgers (4-3) last season will remember that it was road games that proved to be their Achilles heel. The fact that they opened the season on the road, yet still managed to come home with a winning record has to be viewed as a very good sign. The Dodgers were incredibly tough to beat in their own ballpark last season, and the key to winning this division may well lie with how well they do at home. They have certainly dominated the Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium, going 15-4 against them over the past 3 seasons. Alex Wood (0-1, 9.00 ERA) has yet to live up to expectations, but he will try to improve when he takes to the mound on Wednesday night.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

While the Dodgers have been totally dominant against Arizona in recent years, you have to remember that this is a very different looking Diamondbacks team than before. That said, it may take them time to gel, and I believed the Dodgers can take advantage of that here.

Arizona Diamondbacks 4 LA Dodgers 6