Los Angeles Dodgers vs Miami Marlins Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 19 (8/19): MLB

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Miami Marlins Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 19 (8/19): MLB

Credit: photo by Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 10:10 p.m. EST
Marlins money line +230
Marlins run line +1.5 (+125)
Dodgers money line -290
Dodgers run line -1.5 (-145)
Over / under 8

 

Key stats

  Miami Marlins Los Angeles Dodgers
Record 52-66 81-36
Home / road record 27-33 40-15
Last 10 record 4-6 8-2
Streak L1 W1
Over / under record 51-61-6 49-59-9
Runs / game 4.53 5.39
Runs allowed / game 4.25 3.18

 

Preview

The Miami Marlins and the Los Angeles Dodgers will play the 1st game of the series at the Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers lost their last series vs Brewers while the Marlins beat the Padres 2 of 3 times.

Miami Marlins

The Marlins get here with a 52-66 record and have lost 5 of their last 7 games. The team is averaging 3.81 runs per game. They're batting for .236 AVG, have 419 runs scored in 867 hits and 101 home runs, ranking #26 in offense in the league behind the Los Angeles Angels. Jazz Chisholm Jr leads with 14 home runs, 45 RBI. Garret Cooper is batting for an average of .274. 

Defensively they are allowing 4.17 runs per game and rank #12 in the league. Sandy Alcantara is leading the team with a 2.01 ERA, 145 strikeouts and 10 wins recorded.

Probable Pitcher:

Jesus Luzardo (3-5, 3.44 ERA) will be on the mound for the Marlins in the 1st game of the series. Luzardo allowed 4 runs and struck out 5 in 5 innings pitched versus the Braves on Saturday. He has a record of 1-1 with an ERA of 10.38 and 10 strikeouts in 4 appearances against the Dodgers in his career.

Los Angeles Dodgers

The Dodgers get here with a 81-36 record and have won 7 of their last 10 games. The team is averaging 5.39 runs per game and they're batting for .261 AVG, 614 runs scored in 1012 hits and 152 home runs, ranking #1 in offense in the league. Mookie Bets leads the team batting for .266 AVG. and 26 home runs. Trea Turner has 83 RBI. 

Defensively they are allowing 3.18 runs per game and rank #1 in the league. Tony Gonsolin leads the team with a 2.24 ERA, 105 strikeouts and 14 wins recorded.

Probable Pitcher:  Tyler Anderson (13-2, 2.73 ERA)

Anderson will be on the mound in the 1st game of the series for the Dodgers. He took the loss against the Royals allowing 3 runs in 6 innings pitched while striking out 4 batters. He has a 1-3 record with an ERA of 3.38 and 35 strikeouts in 8 appearances against the Marlins in his career.

BETTING TRENDS

LA Dodgers are 15-3 SU in their last 18 games on the road.

The total has gone UNDER in 8 of LA Dodgers' last 12 games when playing on the road against Miami.

Miami Marlins are 5-10 SU in their last 15 games.

The total has gone OVER in 6 of Miami's last 8 games against LA Dodgers.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 6 games at home.

Prediction

The Dodgers continue to be the most dominant team and have the best record in the league. To close this series they'll send Tyler Anderson to the mound who has been solid this season but has struggled in 2 of his last 3 starts. Jesus Luzardo will start for the Marlins who has been solid in his last 2 starts allowing 2 runs across 13 innings pitched. This is going to be a close game where the Dodgers should win it but the best play is the under.

PICK: Under 8 (-115)

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