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(14-25) Miami Marlins vs. L.A. Dodgers (23-18)
Date: Thursday, May 18, 2016
Time: 10:10 PM ET
Venue: Dodger Stadium Los Angeles, California
Projected Pitchers: Edinson Volquez vs. Hyun-Jin Ryu
MLB Moneyline Odds: Dodgers -185 / Marlins +160
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 8 runs
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The Marlins are in a tailspin, as they have lost 3 in a row and eight of their last 9 games. They have the fewest wins in the Majors and are already 11 games out of first place in the NL East.
The Dodgers snapped their three-game skid with a win in their last game, which was not surprising with Ace Clayton Kershaw on the hill. They sit in 3rd place in the NL West 2.5 games back of the Colorado Rockies.
In their last games the Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 6-1 and the Marlins lost to the Houston Astros 3-0.
This season the Marlins rank 23rd in the Majors in runs scored and 24th in team ERA.
In the Marlins loss to the Astros in their last game it completed Houston’s series sweep and Miami only had three hits. In getting swept by the Astros the Marlins only totaled four runs in the three games.
Miami has not scored more than 4 runs in their last 6 games.
Edinson Volquez (0-5 4.41 ERA) is still looking for his first win of the season and in his last start he gave up 2 earned runs in 6 innings in a 3-1 loss to the Atlanta Braves. The Marlins have lost 6 of his seven starts this season including his last 4. He has not been bad in his last few starts and in his last three Miami has only backed him with 4 runs of support.
In Volquez’s career facing the Dodgers he is 3-4 with an ERA of 4.29.
While the Marlins are reeling they have won their last 5 games facing the Dodgers in La La Land.
This season the Marlins are 8-11 on the road.
This season the Dodgers rank 7th in the Majors in runs scored and 1st in team ERA.
In their win over the Giants the Dodgers got another dominating performance from Clayton Kershaw and they scored their 6 runs on 9 hits.
The Dodgers gave up17 runs in losing 3 in a row before only giving up one run in the win over the Giants.
Hyun-Jin Ryu (1-5 4.99 ERA) gets the nod for the Dodgers and he was rocked in his last start giving up 5 earned runs in 4 innings in a 10-7 loss to the Colorado Rockies. The Dodgers have lost 5 of his 6 starts on the season and previous to the last one he had only given up one earned run in each.
Ryu is 1-1 with an ERA of 3.97 in 2 home starts this season and in 2 career starts against the Marlins he is 1-1 with an ERA of 2.57.
While the Dodgers have lost 8 of Ryu’s last 9 starts they have won 23 of his last 30 starts facing a team that has a losing record.
Overall, the Dodgers have lost 6 of their last 7 meetings with the Marlins.
This season the Dodgers are 13-6 at home.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Marlins are 2-5 in their last 7 road games.
- Marlins are 7-20 in their last 27 overall..
- Marlins are 4-10 in their last 14 road games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Dodgers are 13-6 in their last 19 overall…
- Dodgers are 5-2 in their last 7 games following a win.
- Dodgers are 43-14 in their last 57 home games vs. a right-handed starter.
Free Miami Marlins vs. L.A. Dodgers MLB Prediction:
The Marlins’ offense has struggled as of late and while the Dodgers have also not been lighting it up the Over is the pick in this game with the pitching match up. In the last 33 games between these teams in L.A. the Over record is 24-6-3.
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Ryu got rocked in his last start, but he has been decent at home this season and he will have a good outing leading the Dodgers to a win facing the Marlins, who have had major issues crossing the plate as of late.
MLB Free Score Prediction: L.A. 7 –Miami 3
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