Dodgers vs. Marlins Prediction
The Los Angeles Dodgers look to close out a dominant series against the Miami Marlins when the two meet up today at 3:05PM ET.
901 Los Angeles Dodgers vs. 902 Miami Marlins
Thursday, August 15, 2019
3:05PM ET – Marlins Park
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Dodgers are favored on the road today, as they are getting odds of -285 to win. The Marlins are listed with a money line of +230 to prevail, while the over/under total is set at 7.5 runs. The public betting for the contest currently has 86 percent going on the Dodgers as the road favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Dodgers dismantling Miami
Los Angeles has dominated the first two games in this series, outscoring the Marlins 24-2. L.A. has now won four straight. The Dodgers are 81-41 overall, 33-25 on the road and 59-58 with the under. Walker Buehler gets the start for the Dodgers today. He is 10-2 on the season with a 3.08 ERA.
Clayton Kershaw took the mound on Wednesday night and threw seven scoreless innings while allowing just two hits and striking out 10. He is now 12-2 on the year. At the plate, Los Angeles had 12 hits for its nine runs. Edwin Rios had two home runs in the win and drove in three for the Dodgers while Jacob Turner had three hits, including a home run. Corey Seager also had two hits and three RBI.
Marlins silenced again
Miami has dropped 10 of its last 12 games after suffering a 9-1 loss to the Dodgers last night. The Marlins are 44-75 overall, 24-39 at home and 56-55 with the over. Miami has Caleb Smith on the mound today. He is 7-6 on the season with a 3.71 ERA.
Elieser Hernandez took the loss for Miami last night to fall to 2-5 on the season. He threw six innings and allowed six earned runs on eight hits with one walk and seven strikeouts. The Marlins finished with just three hits. Curtis Granderson had a solo home run in the ninth for Miami’s lone run.
MLB Betting Trends
The Dodgers are 39-15 in their last 54 games against NL East opponents and 20-8 in their last 28 Thursday games.
The Marlins are just 2-5 in their last seven home games against a right-handed starter and 12-39 in their last 51 Thursday games.
The Dodgers have been absolutely dominant this series and I expect more of the same today. Buehler has been pitching very well as of late, including seven scoreless against the Marlins three weeks ago. Smith has been competitive for Miami, but he is facing a much better lineup and doesn’t have a great bullpen to back him up if he does pitch well. The Marlins just haven’t had any answer for the Los Angeles pitching or hitting this week.
MLB Prediction: Los Angeles Dodgers -1.5 (-160)