Marlins vs. Dodgers Prediction
The host Los Angeles Dodgers held off a feisty challenge from the Miami Marlins last night in a series opener. Can Los Angeles win more convincingly tonight on the runline with Clayton Kershaw on the mound?
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Dodger Stadium at 9:10PM ET
TV: SportsNet LA
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Dodgers are listed as a -300 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Marlins are a +270 underdog, while the over-under is set at 8 runs. As of Saturday afternoon, 83 percent of public bets are pouring in on host LA. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Marlins edged in opener
Miami led 1-0 through five innings Friday night at NL-best Los Angeles, but could not hold on in what ended as a 2-1 defeat. Jorge Alfaro led the Marlins offense as he finished 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Harold Ramirez went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored. Garrett Cooper ended the contest 1-for-4 with a double. Zac Gallen suffered the loss as he surrendered two runs (one earned) on three hits with five strikeouts and four walks over 5 1/3 innings. Sandy Alcantara draws the start tonight for Miami as he enters with a 4-9 record, 3.94 ERA and 1.43 WHIP with 76 strikeouts over 107 1/3 innings.
Ryu throws seven strong innings in win
Los Angeles posted a 2-1 victory over visiting Miami Friday night to improve to 65-35 overall and 38-12 at home. Hyun-Jin Ryu continued his spectacular season by earning the win as he allowed one earned run on four hits with seven strikeouts and three walks over seven innings. Kenley Jansen notched the save as he struck out the side in the ninth inning. A.J. Pollock helped lead the Dodgers offense as he went 2-for-2 with a double and two walks. Alex Verdugo was 1-for-4 with a run scored. Cody Bellinger finished 1-for-3 plus a walk. Clayton Kershaw gets the start tonight for LA as he comes in with an 8-2 record, 3.00 ERA and 1.05 WHIP with 98 strikeouts over 105 innings pitched.
MLB Betting Trends
The Marlins are 4-1 in their last five Saturday games. Miami is 4-10 in its last 14 games overall.
The Dodgers are 41-10 in the last 51 Kershaw home starts. Los Angeles is 0-4 in the last four Kershaw starts versus the Marlins.
For whatever reason, Kershaw hasn't been able to solve the Marlins over the last couple seasons but I'm not going to look much into that. He's coming off a very good start and should shut down a weak Miami offense. While Alcantara was an All-Star, that basically only happened because the Marlins had to send somebody. The Dodgers should get to him today, although the young righty does do a good job of keeping the ball in the yard. Regardless, I'm betting on the hosts to win by multiple runs here.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: LOS ANGELES DODGERS RL -145