The National League West rivals Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers will face off in Game 1 of a best-of-five National League Division Series on Saturday night at Dodger Stadium. The winner of the series will advance to the NLCS to face the Braves or Phillies. The Dodgers got a bye in the first round, and the Defenders come here having swept the Brewers in two games in the Wild Card Series.
During the regular season, the Dodgers established themselves as the dominant team by a wide margin. Their 100-62 record puts them 16 games ahead of the D-Backs in the NFC West standings. Additionally, the Dodgers have a run differential of +207, while Arizona has a run differential of -15. In head-to-head meetings, the Dodgers won eight of 13 games.
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Dodgers vs Diamondbacks Schedule
Saturday, October 7
Game 1: Diamondbacks vs. Dodgers, 9:20 p.m. ET, TBS
Monday, October 9
Game 2: Diamondbacks vs. Dodgers, 9:07 p.m. ET, TBS
Wednesday, October 11
Game 3: Dodgers vs. Diamondbacks, 9:07 p.m. ET, TBS
Thursday, October 12
Game 4 (if necessary): Dodgers vs. Diamondbacks, 9:07 p.m., TBS
Saturday, October 14
Game 5 (if necessary): Diamondbacks vs. Dodgers, 9:20 p.m., TBS
How to watch the game 1
date: Saturday, October 7 | time: 9:20pm ET
Place: Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles, California)
TV channel: TBS | Live Streaming : TBS App
Starting Pitcher: RHP Merrill Kelly (12-8, 3.29 ERA) vs. LHP Clayton Kershaw (13-5, 2.46 ERA)
Dodgers vs Diamondbacks odds
Series odds：LAD -235 | Ali +192
Game 1 Odds: LAD -200 | Alibaba +168 | Out/Out: 7.5
As mentioned above, the Dodgers are the better team, and it’s not a particularly menacing team. While frustration and expectations are dashed all too often in postseason baseball, this is still our best guide. Additionally, the Defenders’ participation in the wild-card series meant their rotation wasn’t at its best, and the Dodgers sent future Hall of Famer Kershaw, who remains an elite player when healthy. Los Angeles’ impressive and deep offense will cause problems for the Arizona bullpen, and addition Lance Lynn is exactly what the Dodgers rotation needs.
The D back got a taste of old-school Kershaw, and the Dodgers bats did the rest. Pick: Dodgers 7, Diamondbacks 2.