The excitement builds as the Arizona Diamondbacks prepare to challenge the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on the evening of May 20, 2024, at 10:10 pm under skies predicted to showcase broken clouds.

Joe Mantiply will take the pitcher’s mound for the Diamondbacks, entering the game with a 4.673 ERA. Facing him from the Dodgers will be Yoshinobu Yamamoto, who boasts a more formidable ERA of 3.210. The Diamondbacks find themselves 8th in the 2024 NL West Division standings, holding a 22-25 record, which gives them a winning percentage of 0.468. They stand fourth in the division with a 9-8 record against division rivals, having won 5 of their last 10 games and currently riding a one-game win streak. Their home and road records are 12-13 and 10-12 respectively, with a more balanced win distribution in day and night games.

Conversely, the Dodgers are performing strongly this season, sitting in 2nd place in the division with a commendable 32-17 record, reflecting a 0.653 winning percentage. They are leading the division battles with a 10-7 record and have won six of their recent ten games, boosted by a three-game winning streak. The team has proven particularly strong at home with an 18-9 record and maintains a solid 14-8 record in away games.

From a betting perspective, the odds suggest a leaning toward the Dodgers. They enter the matchup with a -1.5 point spread, and the over/under for the game is set at 8.5. Dodgers are favored with a -231 money line compared to the Diamondbacks at +192. These odds imply the Dodgers have a stronger chance of winning by at least two runs, with expectations for a moderate scoring game.