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NLDS Game 1: NL West Rivals Dodgers & DBacks Ready

2017 NLDS

NLDS Will be Run If Like Regular Season

The fans at Dodger Stadium will see the first game of the NLDS between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Dodgers. First pitch is set for 10:31 pm EST. The game will be televised by TBS.

The Dodgers had the best record in MLB season. That didn’t matter to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Arizona took 11 of 19 game from Los Angeles during the regular season. The DBacks are hoping the same success transfers to the post-season. The Playoffs are a different animal.

Oddsmakers opened the Dodgers as -250-moneyline favorites versus the Diamondbacks, while the game’s total opened at 7.5. The Dodgers are now -270-moneyline favorites. The total is now at 7.

DBacks Hope Dodgers are Rusty in NLDS After Layoff

The Diamondbacks will give the ball to starter Taijuan Walker in this one. Right hander Walker is 9-9 this season with a 3.49 ERA.

The Dodgers haven’t played since the regular-season finale Sunday. The Diamondbacks had to fight their way to an an 11-8 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday.

The NL Wild-Card game caused the DBacks to use staff Ace Zack Grienke and Bobby Ray.

Walker was 2-0 with a 3.24 ERA in three starts against Los Angeles this season. He is 2-1, 4.79 in four career outings vs. the Dodgers.

Torey Lovullo still had not decided on his starting lineup. One question would be third base. Jake Lamb played there in the wild-card game. He had four hits. The issue is that he is a left-handed hitter. That makes it a challenge to face the lefty Kershaw.

Dodgers Turn to Ace Kershaw in NLDS

It’ll be Clayton Kershaw toeing the rubber for the Dodgers in this contest. Left hander Kershaw is 18-4 with a 2.31 ERA so far this season.

Kershaw has had success against Arizona this year, and throughout his career. He went 2-0 with a 0.59 ERA in two starts vs. the Diamondbacks this season. He is 14-8, 2.55 in 26 career starts against Arizona.

Kershaw has experienced his troubles in the postseason. He has posted a career mark of 4-7 with a 4.55 ERA in 18 games. 14 of those have been starts.

 

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Recent Form

Team record money vs LHP vs RHP Fave Dog O/U Diff
Arizona 94-69 $1,543.00 25-17 69-52 62-41 32-28 74-81-8 0.96
LA Dodgers 104-58 -$153.00 33-15 71-43 101-54 3-4 78-79-5 1.17
Pitchers Last 3 Starts
T Walker (9-9) ERA: 3.49
event date Opponent Result score OU Result ip money
Sep 30, 2017 KC L 3-4 U 5 -$100.00
Sep 23, 2017 MIA L 6-12 O 3.2 -$100.00
Sep 17, 2017 SF L 2-7 O 5 -$100.00
C Kershaw (18-4) ERA: 2.31
event date Opponent Result score OU Result ip money
Sep 30, 2017 COL W 5-3 U 4 $48.00
Sep 24, 2017 SF W 3-1 U 8 $28.00
Sep 18, 2017 PHI L 3-4 U 6 -$100.00

Bullpen

Arizona’s relievers have pitched 15.2 innings in the last 3 games.
LA Dodgers’s relievers have pitched 18 innings in the last 3 games.
Pitcher Recent Starts Vs Opponent
Arizona Diamondbacks – T Walker
Date score Winner ip hits Runs Earned Runs walks strikeouts Decision
Sep 6, 2017 3-1 ARI 6 4 1 1 3 4 Win
Apr 21, 2017 13-5 ARI 5.2 7 4 4 1 6 No Decision
Apr 16, 2017 3-1 ARI 5 4 1 1 1 7 Win
Apr 15, 2015 5-2 LA 4 6 5 5 4 3 Loss
Los Angeles Dodgers – C Kershaw
Date score Winner ip hits Runs Earned Runs walks strikeouts Decision
Jul 4, 2017 4-3 LA 7 2 0 0 2 11 Win
Apr 14, 2017 7-1 LA 8.1 4 1 1 1 8 Win
Jun 15, 2016 3-2 LA 7.1 5 2 2 1 11 Win
Sep 24, 2015 6-3 LA 5 6 3 3 1 9 Win
Apr 11, 2015 6-0 ARI 6.1 10 6 5 3 5 Loss

NLDS Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 5.05 7 3.58 2
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense 4.38 17 3.30 1
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 4.75 12 4.09 4
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense 4.91 12 3.86 3

Head To Head Detail

Date Away away score Home home score line O/U Away Pitcher Home Pitcher Away Hits Home Hits Away Walks Home Walks Away Strikeouts Home Strikeouts
Sep 6, 2017 ARI 3 LA 1 -187 8.5 U Taijuan Walker (R) Kenta Maeda (R) 8 4 4 3 11 7
Sep 5, 2017 ARI 3 LA 1 -142 7.5 U Zack Greinke (R) Hyun-Jin Ryu (L) 4 6 9 1 11 8
Sep 4, 2017 ARI 13 LA 0 -166 8.5 O Robbie Ray (L) Rich Hill (L) 14 3 2 1 11 16
Aug 31, 2017 LA 1 ARI 8 -101 8.5 O Kenta Maeda (R) Zack Greinke (R) 5 10 3 3 8 9
Aug 30, 2017 LA 4 ARI 6 117 9 O Hyun-Jin Ryu (L) Robbie Ray (L) 6 11 5 3 12 4
Aug 29, 2017 LA 6 ARI 7 107 9 O Rich Hill (L) Zack Godley (R) 10 10 2 1 10 10
Aug 10, 2017 LA 8 ARI 6 165 9 O Yu Darvish (R) Anthony Banda (L) 9 10 3 3 6 14
Aug 9, 2017 LA 3 ARI 2 -106 9 U Alex Wood (L) Zack Greinke (R) 5 7 6 1 9 7
Aug 8, 2017 LA 3 ARI 6 111 9.5 U Kenta Maeda (R) Zack Godley (R) 9 8 2 3 8 8
Jul 6, 2017 ARI 4 LA 5 -146 7.5 O Robbie Ray (L) Rich Hill (L) 7 8 1 10 11 16

NLDS Betting Trends

Team Vs Division Or Conference

Arizona Diamondbacks

record Home Away Fave Dog O/U vs LHP vs RHP
Overall 94-69 53-29 41-40 62-36 36-31 74-81-8 25-17 69-52
Last 10 6-4 5-2 1-2 6-3 0-1 6-4 3-1 3-3
vs Div 46-31 27-13 19-18 28-18 20-13 38-37-2 16-13 30-18
vs AL 12-8 8-2 4-6 8-3 5-5 9-10-1 3-0 9-8
vs NL 82-61 45-27 37-34 54-33 31-26 65-71-7 22-17 60-44

Los Angeles Dodgers

record Home Away Fave Dog O/U vs LHP vs RHP
Overall 104-58 57-24 47-34 101-53 4-5 78-79-5 33-15 71-43
Last 10 8-2 5-1 3-1 8-2 0-0 3-6-1 3-1 5-1
vs Div 41-35 23-15 18-20 41-35 1-0 39-36-1 22-11 19-24
vs AL 16-4 9-1 7-3 15-4 1-0 9-9-2 3-0 13-4
vs NL 88-54 48-23 40-31 86-49 3-5 69-70-3 30-15 58-39
Team Last 5 Games

Arizona Diamondbacks

Date Opponent score Result line Total starter ip opposing starter Location
Oct 4, 2017 COL 11-8 W -148 8.5 Z Greinke 3.2 Jon Gray H
Oct 1, 2017 KC 14-2 W -125 9 Robbie Ray 1.2 J Vargas A
Sep 30, 2017 KC 3-4 L 108 9 T Walker 5 Jake Junis A
Sep 29, 2017 KC 1-2 L -153 9 Z Greinke 4 I Kennedy A
Sep 27, 2017 SF 4-3 W -135 10 Braden Shipley 3.1 J Samardzija H

Los Angeles Dodgers

Date Opponent score Result line Total starter ip opposing starter Location
Oct 1, 2017 COL 6-3 W -150 11 Ross Stripling 2 Kyle Freeland A
Sep 30, 2017 COL 5-3 W -210 9 C Kershaw 4 German Marquez A
Sep 29, 2017 COL 1-9 L -147 11.5 H Ryu 2 C Bettis A
Sep 27, 2017 SD 10-0 W -250 7.5 R Hill 7 C Richard H
Sep 26, 2017 SD 9-2 W -230 8 A Wood 6 Dinelson Lamet H

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