Miami Marlins at Los Angeles Dodgers Matchup

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The Miami Marlins will head west to Dodger Stadium to play the Los Angeles Dodgers. Fox SportsNet Florida will televise this NL matchup and the game gets underway at 10:10 p.m. ET.

Miami Marlins at Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

The Dodgers are 10-10 SU and 8-11 ATS. The team has lost 7.1 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 3.1 units against the spread (ATS). The Marlins, on the other hand, have gone 5-16 SU this year and are 7-13 ATS. In total, the team’s lost 5.7 units for gamblers taking the moneyline through the early portions of the season and 8.0 units ATS.

Los Angeles games have an over/under record of 11-8 so far in 2018. Miami has an over/under record of 12-8.

Jarlin Garcia will get the nod for Miami. The left-handed Garcia is 1-0 with a 0.86 ERA and 13 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Dodgers this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Dodgers are sending righty Walker Buehler (0-0, ERA) to the mound. Buehler has zero strikeouts and zero walks to his name, as well as a WHIP of . Buehler did not record a start against the Marlins in 2017.

Miami’s pitchers have allowed 6.0 runs per game and its starters own a 5.56 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 7.94 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 5.61, along with a WHIP of 1.47 and a K/9 of 10.26.

Marlins hitters have slashed .224/.298/.310 on their way to 3.3 runs scored per game in 2018, including 3.1 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 3.8 per game over the team’s last five contests (1-4 SU).

Miami’s offensive production been led by third baseman Brian Anderson and first baseman Justin Bour. Anderson is hitting .253/.385/.360 with 19 hits, 11 RBIs and nine runs scored, while Bour is hitting .243 with 18 hits, four homers, 13 RBIs and seven runs scored.

For the home team, Los Angeles’ pitchers have yielded 4.0 runs per game overall in 2018. Its starters have an ERA of 3.35, a WHIP of 1.09 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 10.0. The bullpen has a 3.79 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 10.0 K/9.

The Los Angeles hitters are putting up 4.7 runs per contest, including 6.1 per game over its last 10 games and 6.0 per game over their last five. The team’s hit .266/.356/.446 over its last five contests and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.

The Dodgers’ offense has been led by catcher Yasmani Grandal and left fielder Matt Kemp. Grandal is hitting .349/.446/.587 with three home runs, 16 RBIs and 11 runs scored, and Kemp’s line is .321/.362/.547 with three homers, 10 RBIs and seven runs.

Kemp appeared to take a step back when facing lefties at home last year. Across 49 such plate appearances, he slashed .256/.347/.326 (a drop from his total season line of .276/.318/.463).

The Marlins have lost 3.5 units and are 5-10 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has hit in nine of those games, compared to six that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Dodgers have lost 0.3 units and are 3-3 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in one of those games, compared to five that’ve gone under.

Miami Marlins vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Dodgers, ATS Winner – Marlins, O/U – OVER

Betting Notes

  • The over has cashed in six of Los Angeles’ last seven games.
  • The Marlins have lost seven of their last eight games SU while the Dodgers have won six of their last seven SU.
  • Miami has posted 17.3 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 18.6 over its last five.
  • The Marlins have hit eight home runs in their last 10 games, including five over their last five.