The Los Angeles Dodgers host the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday night. These National League West teams have seen each other a lot this year, and in recent seasons the Dodgers have dominated head-to-head.
The Diamondbacks emerged victorious, 6-1, against the Dodgers on Wednesday to improve to 69-80, despite struggling in Los Angeles for several years. Los Angeles is now 103-45 after the loss.
Los Angeles has been excellent at home this season, as evidenced by their formidable 51-19 record at Dodger Stadium. Grass-court Arizona has struggled on grass this year, where it is 28-41.
Julio Urias will start Thursday for the Dodgers. He’s 17-7 with a 2.27 ERA in 28 starts in 2022. He’s been spectacular this season and he’ll face a mediocre Diamondbacks roster on Thursday. The southpaw has been even more dominant recently, with a 1.50 ERA in his last six outings. Urias has an expected ERA of 3.81, indicating he’s been somewhat lucky so far this year, but at this stage of the season that might not matter.
The Dodgers left-hander has also been very solid at his home park this season, holding a 2.54 ERA here in an environment where he is much more comfortable. Urias threw six innings of a fly ball against Arizona in April. Expect him to be confident in this one.
Arizona will start Zac Gallen for Thursday’s game. He is 12-3 with a 2.52 ERA in 28 starts this year. Lately, the right-hander has been amazing too, holding a tiny 1.16 ERA in his last six outings. The Arizona right-hander tied Urias in April, going six innings, allowing two hits and no runs. Expect him to find similar success against Los Angeles on Thursday.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs Arizona Diamondbacks Match Details
Fixture: Arizona Diamondbacks @ Los Angeles Dodgers
Date and time: Thursday, September 22, 10:10 p.m. EDT
Location: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles Dodgers vs Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Odds
Los Angeles Dodgers top picks vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
Both of these starters have lower WHIPs than an entrant on Thursday, which ranks them both in the top three in that category in NL. Expect shots to be kept low on both sides with two ace-shaped pitchers on the hill.
Choose: Total number of successes less than 15.5 (-135)
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Bet Prediction
Expect LA to bounce back tonight as they have won almost 2/3 of their games after a loss. Gallen is great, but the Dodgers went 19-9 in Urias’ starts, and they have a stronger bullpen.