In our MLB predictions for Saturday, May 28, we have prepared the best Dodgers vs Diamondbacks betting pick and tips along with the latest odds for the third contest of a four-game NL West series at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona. The Blew Crew routed the D-backs 14-1 in Thursday’s opener, extending their winning streak over Arizona to five games. Friday night’s second game is excluded from the analysis.
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Dodgers vs Diamondbacks Betting Pick
This game will be played at Chase Field at 7:15 PM ET on Saturday, May 28, 2022.
Why Bet The Dodgers:
✅ Tony Gonsolin will take the mound Friday and meet the Diamondbacks for the third time this season. He’s gone 1-0 over the previous two, tossing ten innings in the process and allowing four earned runs on six hits and three walks. The current D-backs are slashing just .121/.180/.174 in 93 at-bats against Gonsolin. The 28-year-old righty is 4-0 in eight starts and 39 frames of work in 2022. He’ll carry a shiny 1.62 ERA, 0.97 WHIP, and 37 strikeouts into Friday’s battle in Phoenix.
✅ Merrill Kelly, who’ll get the nod for Arizona, is 0-2 with a horrible 12.38 ERA in a couple of starts against the Dodgers this term. He’s 0-6 with a 5.89 ERA and 1.54 WHIP in nine career starts against the Blew Crew. Kelly has been terrific through his first six starts of the season, but over his previous three showings, the 33-year-old righty has recorded a 10.50 ERA, 6.22 FIP, and 8/9 K/BB ratio.
✅ The Dodgers have won six of their first eight meetings with the Diamondbacks in 2022. They’ve dominated Arizona over the last couple of years, going 22-5 in their previous 27 encounters.
Los Angeles Dodgers
The Dodgers bounced back from a 1-0 defeat at the Washington Nationals in style. They dropped 14 runs on the hapless Diamondbacks. Freddie Freeman went off for a three-run homer and a couple of doubles, finishing with five RBIs on the night.
Los Angeles boasts the highest-scoring offense in baseball, racking up a whopping 5.68 runs per game. The Dodgers lead the majors in on-base percentage (.340) and slugging percentage (.429) while posting the second-highest OPS+ (115).
The D-backs have won five of their last six games before Thursday’s embarrassing loss to the Dodgers. They fell to 23-23 on the season, sitting at the fourth spot in the crowded NL West.
Arizona is scoring 3.96 runs per game (tied-21st in the MLB) on a .216/.299/.381 batting line. The D-backs are yielding 4.59 runs in a return (22nd) while tallying a 4.23 ERA and 1.30 WHIP.