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.



Recent Form

Teamrecordmoneyvs LHPvs RHPFaveDogO/UDiff
LA Dodgers104-58-$153.0033-1571-43101-543-478-79-51.17
Pitchers Last 3 Starts
T Walker (9-9) ERA: 3.49
event dateOpponentResultscoreOU Resultipmoney
Sep 30, 2017KCL3-4U5-$100.00
Sep 23, 2017MIAL6-12O3.2-$100.00
Sep 17, 2017SFL2-7O5-$100.00
C Kershaw (18-4) ERA: 2.31
event dateOpponentResultscoreOU Resultipmoney
Sep 30, 2017COLW5-3U4$48.00
Sep 24, 2017SFW3-1U8$28.00
Sep 18, 2017PHIL3-4U6-$100.00


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
DatescoreWinneriphitsRunsEarned RunswalksstrikeoutsDecision
Sep 6, 20173-1ARI641134Win
Apr 21, 201713-5ARI5.274416No Decision
Apr 16, 20173-1ARI541117Win
Apr 15, 20155-2LA465543Loss
Los Angeles Dodgers – C Kershaw
DatescoreWinneriphitsRunsEarned RunswalksstrikeoutsDecision
Jul 4, 20174-3LA7200211Win
Apr 14, 20177-1LA8.141118Win
Jun 15, 20163-2LA7.1522111Win
Sep 24, 20156-3LA563319Win
Apr 11, 20156-0ARI6.1106535Loss

NLDS Supergrid

Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense5.0573.582
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense4.38173.301
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense4.75124.094
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense4.91123.863

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayaway scoreHomehome scorelineO/UAway PitcherHome PitcherAway HitsHome HitsAway WalksHome WalksAway StrikeoutsHome Strikeouts
Sep 6, 2017ARI3LA1-1878.5UTaijuan Walker (R)Kenta Maeda (R)8443117
Sep 5, 2017ARI3LA1-1427.5UZack Greinke (R)Hyun-Jin Ryu (L)4691118
Sep 4, 2017ARI13LA0-1668.5ORobbie Ray (L)Rich Hill (L)143211116
Aug 31, 2017LA1ARI8-1018.5OKenta Maeda (R)Zack Greinke (R)5103389
Aug 30, 2017LA4ARI61179OHyun-Jin Ryu (L)Robbie Ray (L)61153124
Aug 29, 2017LA6ARI71079ORich Hill (L)Zack Godley (R)1010211010
Aug 10, 2017LA8ARI61659OYu Darvish (R)Anthony Banda (L)91033614
Aug 9, 2017LA3ARI2-1069UAlex Wood (L)Zack Greinke (R)576197
Aug 8, 2017LA3ARI61119.5UKenta Maeda (R)Zack Godley (R)982388
Jul 6, 2017ARI4LA5-1467.5ORobbie Ray (L)Rich Hill (L)781101116

NLDS Betting Trends

Team Vs Division Or Conference

Arizona Diamondbacks

recordHomeAwayFaveDogO/Uvs LHPvs RHP
Last 106-45-21-26-30-16-43-13-3
vs Div46-3127-1319-1828-1820-1338-37-216-1330-18
vs AL12-88-24-68-35-59-10-13-09-8
vs NL82-6145-2737-3454-3331-2665-71-722-1760-44

Los Angeles Dodgers

recordHomeAwayFaveDogO/Uvs LHPvs RHP
Last 108-25-13-18-20-03-6-13-15-1
vs Div41-3523-1518-2041-351-039-36-122-1119-24
vs AL16-49-17-315-41-09-9-23-013-4
vs NL88-5448-2340-3186-493-569-70-330-1558-39
Team Last 5 Games

Arizona Diamondbacks

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalstarteripopposing starterLocation
Oct 4, 2017COL11-8W-1488.5Z Greinke3.2Jon GrayH
Oct 1, 2017KC14-2W-1259Robbie Ray1.2J VargasA
Sep 30, 2017KC3-4L1089T Walker5Jake JunisA
Sep 29, 2017KC1-2L-1539Z Greinke4I KennedyA
Sep 27, 2017SF4-3W-13510Braden Shipley3.1J SamardzijaH

Los Angeles Dodgers

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalstarteripopposing starterLocation
Oct 1, 2017COL6-3W-15011Ross Stripling2Kyle FreelandA
Sep 30, 2017COL5-3W-2109C Kershaw4German MarquezA
Sep 29, 2017COL1-9L-14711.5H Ryu2C BettisA
Sep 27, 2017SD10-0W-2507.5R Hill7C RichardH
Sep 26, 2017SD9-2W-2308A Wood6Dinelson LametH

Weather in
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Weather is Sunny  99°F

Humidity is 37%
Wind is West 2 mph
Visibility is 10.004077 mi
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Forecast for Los Angeles


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Arizona at Los Angeles Saturday, October 7

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