Arizona Diamondbacks vs Los Angeles Dodgers Opening Series Game Preview 4/1/2023

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Arizona Diamondbacks vs Los Angeles Dodgers Opening Series Game Preview 4/1/2023

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Arizona Diamondbacks vs Los Angeles Dodgers Opening Series Game Preview 4/1/2023

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The Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers continue their four game series tonight from Los Angeles. The two teams have split the first two games of this series and will be looking to grab some momentum heading into the final game tomorrow. The Dodgers offense looked great on Opening Day but was shut down last night with the exception of a Mookie Betts solo home run. These teams would love nothing more than to get ahead of their division rival early so it should make for an exciting matchup with a classic pitching matchup tonight as well. 

Date: Saturday, April 1st 2023

Time: 9:10 p.m. EST

Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California

Team Records: Arizona Diamondbacks (1-1), Los Angeles Dodgers (1-1)

Projected Starting Pitchers:

Madison Bumgarner (0-0, 0 ERA) vs Clayton Kershaw (0-0, 0 ERA)


What to watch

It’s the famous Bumgarner vs Kershaw matchup tonight at Dodger Stadium. Dating back to his days with the San Francisco Giants, Bumgarner and the Dodgers don’t get along well and this pitching matchup was always one to watch. Both pitchers dominated the mid 2010s and were rivaled against one another due to the teams that they played for.

However it hasn’t been smooth sailing for Bumgarner since he left San Francisco for Arizona. He has really struggled during his tenure in the desert and the team really needs a strong year from him if they want to make any noise. He gets his first chance against his rival tonight in what could be a fun matchup.

As for Kershaw, he returned to the Dodgers on another one year deal and at this point in his career, any year could be his last. The Dodgers want to do right by the legend and have been each offseason. It would look wrong for Kershaw to wear any other teams jersey so the hope is that he stays with the team for his entire career. Kershaw was solid last season for Los Angeles and will be looking to get his season rolling strong against the Diamondbacks tonight.

Game Prediction: Los Angeles Dodgers 4, Arizona Diamondbacks 3

I like the Dodgers in this game after dropping one last night to Arizona. Kershaw will be fired up and helps them grab their second win.

 

Odds Presented By Betfred Sportsbook 

Spread – Arizona Diamondbacks +1.5 (+100) / Los Angeles Dodgers -1.5 (-120)

Moneyline – Arizona Diamondbacks +210 / Los Angeles Dodgers -265

Total – 7.5 – Over (-115) / Under (-105)

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