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Dodgers Vs Diamondbacks: MLB Betting Odds & Trends – 5/18/2021

The Arizona Diamondbacks (18-24) carry a seven-game road losing streak into a contest against the Los Angeles Dodgers (23-18) on Tuesday at 10:10 PM ET. The Dodgers are favored () to give the underdog Diamondbacks () another loss. Los Angeles’ Julio Urias and Arizona’s Merrill Kelly will start this matchup.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of May 18, 2021, 6:00 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Dodgers vs Diamondbacks Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Urías (LAD) Pitcher Kelly (ARI)
5 – 1 W/L 2 – 4
49.2 IP 44.2
3.26 ERA 5.24
0.890 WHIP 1.430
9.4 K/9 6.9
1.1 BB/9 3.0

Dodgers Probable Starter Julio Urías

  • Urias (5-1 with a 3.26 ERA and 52 strikeouts in 49 2/3 innings pitched) gets the start for the Dodgers, his ninth of the season.
  • The lefty last pitched on Thursday against the Mariners, when he threw seven innings, allowing one earned run while giving up two hits.
  • He will face a Diamondbacks offense that ranks seventh in the league with 195 total runs scored while batting .235 as a squad. His opponent has a collective .397 slugging percentage (14th in MLB play) and has hit a total of 47 home runs (16th in the league).
  • The Dodgers have a 6-2 record in Urías’ eight starts this season when they were the moneyline favorite.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 18, 2021 at 6:04 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Diamondbacks Stats vs Urías

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Eduardo Escobar 9 .222 2 0 1 .222 .444
Tim Locastro 7 .286 2 0 0 .286 .572
Nick Ahmed 6 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
David Peralta 4 .000 0 0 0 .200 .200
Andy Young 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Daulton Varsho 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Stephen Vogt 1 .000 0 0 1 .000 .000

Diamondbacks Probable Starter Merrill Kelly

  • The Diamondbacks will send Kelly (2-4) to the mound for his ninth start this season.
  • The right-hander’s last start was on Friday, when he tossed 6 1/3 innings while giving up three earned runs on seven hits in a matchup with the Marlins.
  • The Dodgers rank fourth in MLB with 208 runs scored this season. They have a .244 batting average this campaign with 45 home runs (17th in the league).
  • His team has been victorious in 42.9% of the games he’s started as the moneyline underdog with a record of 3-4.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 18, 2021 at 6:04 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Dodgers Stats vs Kelly

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Mookie Betts 2 .500 1 0 0 .667 1.167

Dodgers Betting Trends

  • The Dodgers’ offense is averaging 5.1 runs in home games while scoring 5.1 per game away from Dodger Stadium.
  • The Dodgers have the No. 4 offense in baseball scoring 5.1 runs per game (208 total runs).
  • The Dodgers have a 23-17 record in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 57.5% of those games).
  • In games it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -265 or shorter, Los Angeles has gone 6-1 (85.7%).
  • Los Angeles has played in 41 games with over/under set, and has combined with opponents to go over the total 19 times (19-20-2).
  • Los Angeles has a 6-4 record across the 10 games it was moneyline favorites in its last 10 matchups.

Diamondbacks Betting Trends

  • The Diamondbacks are among the highest scoring teams in the league, ranking seventh with 195 total runs this season.
  • In 24 road games this season, they’ve scored 4.1 runs per contest compared to the 5.3 per game they average at home.
  • This season, the Diamondbacks have been the underdog 34 times and won 13, or 38.2%, of those games.
  • Arizona has played as an underdog of +220 or more once this season and lost that game.
  • Games involving Arizona have gone over the total set by bookmakers in 20 of 42 chances this season.
  • In seven games as the underdog over the last 10 matchups, Arizona has a record of 1-6.

Dodgers Players to Watch

  • Justin Turner has collected a team-best 23 runs batted in.
  • Among qualified hitters in MLB play, Turner’s 42 hits rank 21st, his .296 AVG ranks 23rd, and his .393 OBP ranks 18th.
  • Max Muncy’s eight home runs and 23 RBI are both team-highs.
  • Among qualifying hitters in baseball, Muncy ranks third in OBP.

Dodgers Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Justin Turner 142 .296 26 7 23 .393 .893
Mookie Betts 139 .252 22 4 14 .360 .792
Max Muncy 126 .254 25 8 23 .423 .907
Chris Taylor 118 .288 32 4 16 .421 .904
Gavin Lux 107 .243 10 1 14 .284 .620
Will Smith 106 .255 19 4 14 .352 .824
Albert Pujols 86 .198 9 5 12 .242 .614
Yoshitomo Tsutsugo 78 .167 5 0 5 .244 .462
Austin Barnes 59 .237 6 0 8 .366 .654
Matt Beaty 53 .321 9 1 18 .429 .844

Diamondbacks Players to Watch

  • David Peralta leads Arizona in runs batted in with 28 while batting .267.
  • Peralta’s 28 RBI rank 12th among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Josh Rojas has 33 hits and an OBP of .357 to go with a slugging percentage of .491 this season.
  • Among qualified hitters, Rojas is not in the top 10 in hits and RBI in the league.

Diamondbacks Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Eduardo Escobar 158 .215 22 9 28 .265 .702
David Peralta 146 .267 20 4 28 .323 .789
Pavin Smith 144 .264 22 3 13 .314 .731
Josh Rojas 114 .289 22 5 11 .357 .848
Nick Ahmed 110 .182 9 1 5 .237 .482
Tim Locastro 76 .224 9 1 3 .306 .582
Josh VanMeter 65 .169 10 1 6 .289 .566
Stephen Vogt 63 .206 7 3 11 .286 .715
Daulton Varsho 32 .219 5 0 2 .265 .578
Nick Heath 31 .161 3 0 1 .235 .429

Dodgers vs Diamondbacks Player Props

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