We delivered a winner to the Sportsbook Room visitors on Thursday as the New York Mets provide a ninth inning rally to defeat the Philadelphia Phillies. The Phillies has struggled mightily as they have now lost seven of their past eight games and fail to hold a one run lead to the Mets last night as the club continues their spot in the cellar of the National League East and 15 games behind first place Washington Nationals. The Mets have played good baseball as the club is winners of six of their past eight games. Our top betting selection from Friday comes in game two of the National League west divisional matchup between the LA Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks. The Dodgers and Diamondbacks will begin from Arizona at 9:40PM Eastern Time with the MLB package delivering the live national television broadcast. Our best betting pick from Major League Baseball will be playing on the LA Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks to play under the total of 7 ½ runs. The lines used from this best bet are courtesy of Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The current odds from this NL west encounter opened up with the road club LA Dodgers favored by -115 odds with the home club Arizona Diamondbacks the underdog at +105 odds. The run total came in at 7 ½ runs. Money early has shown on the side of the home team as the LA Dodgers are now lined as a -110 favorite with the take back on Arizona now at +100 odds. The over under has not moved off of the opener number of 7 ½ runs. Those wagering on the LA Dodgers on the run line and laying the -1 ½ runs will get back +155 odds. Bettors taking the +1 ½ runs with the Arizona Diamondbacks will have to lay -175 odds for their wager on the run line. First five inning lines have Los Angeles favored by -115 odds with the return on the Arizona Diamondbacks at -105 odds. The run over under is set at 4 runs after a full five innings of play.
The LA Dodgers will have 2011 Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw on the hill to battle the Arizona Diamondbacks. He sits with a current ERA of 2.65 and allows few base runners with a WHIP of just 1.05. Kershaw has been solid in recent games allowing just four earned runs in his past three games working 21 innings. Clayton Kershaw will need his best effort tonight as injuries to Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier has the Dodgers struggling for runs. The Dodgers have a team batting average of just .199 over their past seven games. Good news for LA is their pitching staff has stepped up allowing their past three opponents no more than one run per game. Josh Collmenter will make his seventh start of the season and you have to upgrade the Diamondbacks right hander as he faces an anemic hitting lineup of the LA Dodgers with their two studs sidelined. Good news for Collmenter is the fact he has looked good in his past two starts allowing one earned run in each game. He allowed one earned run and three hits with no walks at Milwaukee on Sunday working a full six innings. The roof will be closed today aiding our cause for the under tonight as well at the best sports books.