Marlins vs. Dodgers Prediction

Miami Marlins vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, 4/25/2018 Prediction & Odds

The Miami Marlins will have the unenviable task of trying to beat Los Angeles Dodgers' ace Clayton Kershaw on Wednesday night. Will the game wind up being low-scoring when the two teams meet at 7:35 p.m. ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

959 Miami Marlins (+329) at 960 Los Angeles Dodgers (-380); 7 runs

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

7:35 p.m. ET, Dodgers Park

TV: MIA (FSFL); LAD (SNLA)

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Public Betting Trends

Oddsmakers from online sportsbook YouWager currently list the Dodgers as a -380 favorite. As of this writing, 80% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Dodgers to beat the Marlins on the money line. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.

Marlins' Richards coming off ugly loss to Brewers

Trevor Richards coughed up six runs -- five earned -- in 3 2/3 innings to swallow a loss against the Brewers on Friday. He got off to an inauspicious start, walking in a run in the first inning. The fourth inning was a nightmare: he allowed five runs on two homers and a triple.

Richards struck out five batters in the game but walked six and surrendered five hits -- four of which went for extra bases. He falls to 0-2 with an unsightly 6.16 ERA in four starts. The 24-year-old rookie skipped Triple-A but might ride a bus there soon.

Dodgers' Kershaw out-dueled by Nationals' Scherzer

Clayton Kershaw allowed four earned runs, nine hits and no walks with four strikeouts over seven innings in Friday's loss to the Nationals. Kershaw lost the rare battle between three-time Cy Young Award winners, as Max Scherzer was much more efficient.

It was the first time a pair of three-time Cy Young winners hooked up since Greg Maddux against Roger Clemens back in 2006. Kershaw didn't lose his third decision until Sept. 7 last season. He'll next take the ball on Wednesday in Arizona opposite Zack Godley.

MLB Betting Trends

Miami

The Marlins are 0-7 in their last seven games against a left-handed starter.

Los Angeles

The Dodgers are 50-12 in Kershaw's last 62 home starts and have won 50 of his last 63 outings overall.

Prediction:

There's zero value in taking the Dodgers on the money line and little value in laying the -1.5 on the runline. That said, the under looks like a good play. The Dodgers might smack around Richards for an inning or two but it's unlikely that the weak-hitting Marlins will figure out Kershaw.

 

The Pick: Marlins/Dodgers under 7

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