Dodgers Look to Go Up 2-0 in NLDS Against DBacks

Dodgers NLDS 2017

Ray Expected to Start Game 2 of NLDS Against Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers host the Arizona Diamondbacks in Game 2 of the NLDS. The game is being televised nationally by TBS. First pitch is set to happen at 9:08 pm EST.

Oddsmakers have the Dodgers as -145-moneyline favorite. The total is at 8.

The Dodgers had the luxury of lining up their rotation for the National League Division Series. The Diamondbacks had to shuffle a bit after playing the wild-card game on Wednesday. They used Zack Greinke and Robbie Ray to dispose of the Colorado Rockies.

Greinke is set to pitch Game 3 on Monday in Arizona. DBacks manager Torey Lovullo said Friday that Ray will start Game 2 on Saturday. His club is down 0-1 in the series after losing to the Dodgers on Friday, 9-5.

Ray threw 34 pitches in 2 1/3 innings Wednesday. He gave up one run and two hits. The two days of rest apparently were enough.

If Ray is feeling as good as he said he is, it’s bad news for the Dodgers. He was dominant against Los Angeles during the regular season. Ray went 3-0 with a 2.27 ERA in five starts. He struck out 53 in 31 2/3 innings. In his career, he is 6-3 with a 2.69 ERA in 13 starts against Los Angeles.

Ray is 15-5 with a 2.89 in 28 starts this year.

Dodgers Hill Struggles Against DBacks

The Dodgers will send out left-hander Rich Hill. Manager Dave Roberts is showing confidence in him, despite his struggles against Arizona this season in his career. He is 0-3 with a 5.03 ERA in four starts this season. Hill is 1-5 with a 4.78 ERA in nine career starts against them.

Hill was 12-8 with a 3.32 ERA in 25 starts overall this season. The team will need him to make adjustments and use his unusual delivery to keep the DBacks hitters off balance.



Recent Form

Teamrecordmoneyvs LHPvs RHPFaveDogO/UDiff
LA Dodgers105-58-$113.0033-1572-43102-543-479-79-51.19
Pitchers Last 3 Starts
Robbie Ray (15-5) ERA: 2.90
event dateOpponentResultscoreOU Resultipmoney
Oct 1, 2017KCW14-2O1.2$80.00
Sep 26, 2017SFW11-4O5$42.00
Sep 20, 2017SDW13-7O4.1$60.00
R Hill (12-8) ERA: 3.32
event dateOpponentResultscoreOU Resultipmoney
Sep 27, 2017SDW10-0O7$40.00
Sep 22, 2017SFW4-2U6$45.00
Sep 16, 2017WSHW3-2U5$63.00


Arizona’s relievers have pitched 19.2 innings in the last 3 games.
LA Dodgers’s relievers have pitched 14.2 innings in the last 3 games.
Pitcher Recent Starts Vs Opponent

Arizona Diamondbacks – Robbie Ray

DatescoreWinneriphitsRunsEarned RunswalksstrikeoutsDecision
Sep 4, 201713-0ARI7.2300014Win
Aug 30, 20176-4ARI6.2411210Win
Jul 6, 20175-4LA6511413No Decision
Apr 22, 201711-5ARI5.195526Win
Apr 17, 20174-2ARI6321410No Decision

Los Angeles Dodgers – R Hill

DatescoreWinneriphitsRunsEarned RunswalksstrikeoutsDecision
Sep 4, 201713-0ARI622219Loss
Aug 29, 20177-6ARI3.286614Loss
Jul 6, 20175-4LA721109No Decision
Apr 16, 20173-1ARI352222Loss
Sep 15, 20167-3ARI5.144418Loss


Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense5.0563.592
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense4.39173.321
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense4.78124.124
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense4.96113.933

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayaway scoreHomehome scorelineO/UAway PitcherHome PitcherAway HitsHome HitsAway WalksHome WalksAway StrikeoutsHome Strikeouts
Oct 6, 2017ARI5LA9-2527.5OTaijuan Walker (R)Clayton Kershaw (L)8124479
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

NLDS Betting Trends

Team Vs Division Or Conference

Arizona Diamondbacks

recordHomeAwayFaveDogO/Uvs LHPvs RHP
Last 105-54-21-35-30-26-42-23-3
vs Div46-3227-1319-1928-1820-1439-37-216-1430-18
vs AL12-88-24-68-35-59-10-13-09-8
vs NL82-6245-2737-3554-3331-2766-71-722-1860-44

Los Angeles Dodgers

recordHomeAwayFaveDogO/Uvs LHPvs RHP
Last 108-26-12-18-20-04-63-15-1
vs Div42-3524-1518-2042-351-040-36-122-1120-24
vs AL16-49-17-315-41-09-9-23-013-4
vs NL89-5449-2340-3187-493-570-70-330-1559-39
Team Last 5 Games

Arizona Diamondbacks

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalstarteripopposing starterLocation
Oct 6, 2017LA5-9L2317.5T Walker1C KershawA
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

Los Angeles Dodgers

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalstarteripopposing starterLocation
Oct 6, 2017ARI9-5W-2527.5C Kershaw6.1T WalkerH
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

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