Dodgers Begin 10-game Homestand
The Miami Marlins and the Los Angeles Dodgers will meet on Thursday at Dodger Stadium. The Marlins are a team trying to find an identity, while the Dodgers are trying to find some consistency.
Since opening the season with a 10-8 mark, the Marlins have gone 4-17. They endured a 1-7 record during their recent homestand. The Fish dropped two of three to the Houston Astros to cap it. The Marlins were outscored 22-4 in the three games against Houston. They got blanked 3-0 in the series finale on Wednesday.
The Marlins will pin their hopes on the pitching of right hander Edinson Volquez in this game. Volquez has a 0-5 record and a 4.41 ERA this season. In four of his seven starts Volquez has walked at least four batters. Including eight with nine strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings in a 3-1 setback to the Tampa Bay Rays on May 2. He left that contest with a blister.
The Dodgers will counter with Hyun-Jin Ryu. Left hander Ryu has a 4.99 ERA to go along with a 1-5 record this season. Ryu was hit hard in his last outing. It was on May 11 at Coors Field against the Colorado Rockies. Ryu served up a career-high 10 runs on eight hits in four innings.The Dodgers' lost that game. He struck out four and issued a career-worst six walks on 101 pitches.
Oddsmakers opened the Dodgers as -183-moneyline favorites versus the Marlins, while the game's total opened at 8.
The Dodgers were a 6-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the San Francisco Giants. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -178 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.
The Marlins were a 3-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Houston Astros. That made winners of bettors who got Houston at -150 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.
MLB Betting Trends
|Miami Marlins 14-25|
|Miami is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games|
|Miami is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games|
|The total has gone OVER in 6 of Miami's last 9 games|
|Miami is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road|
|The total has gone OVER in 6 of Miami's last 9 games on the road|
|Miami is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing LA Dodgers|
|Miami is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing LA Dodgers|
|The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games when playing LA Dodgers|
|Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers|
|The total has gone OVER in 8 of Miami's last 10 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers|
Los Angeles Dodgers 23-18
|LA is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games|
|LA is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home|
|LA Dodgers is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Miami|
|LA Dodgers is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Miami|
|The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers's last 5 games when playing Miami|
|LA Dodgers is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Miami|
|The total has gone OVER in 8 of LA Dodgers's last 10 games when playing at home against Miami|
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Miami at Los Angeles Friday, May 19
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