Dodgers Hit Bump in Road
Since winning 12 straight, the Los Angeles Dodgers have stumbled recently. They’ve dropped three of five, alternating wins and losses along the way. On Thursday, they lost 5-3 to Milwaukee as Brewers’ ace Corbin Burnes stymied them.
On Friday, the Dodgers return home to take on the Miami Marlins, where they’ll be a massive favorite on the MLB betting odds.
The Marlins are in a major funk as they’ve dropped 14 of 19. If you’re planning to be online in this game and back them, you’re mostly just hoping that the Dodgers are half-asleep.
Marlins Giving Luzardo the Start
Jesus Luzardo has himself a very difficult challenge in this game. He’s going to be starting against an incredible Dodgers roster . Luzardo is 3-5 with a 3.72 ERA.
Luzardo doesn’t get much run support, which is the main issue with betting him and Miami. He has a very respectable 1.07 WHIP and has allowed just six runs in his last three starts, but that hasn’t been good enough.
The Miami Marlins have dropped four of his last five starts and six of nine on the year. The team has mustered just 10 runs in his last six outings. Of his nine starts, the team has scored more than three runs just once.
Do you really want to back him against the Dodgers, who bat .286 against him?
Anderson Gets Nod for Dodgers
After stumbling in Milwaukee, the Los Angeles Dodgers will be looking to get back on track here. They’re batting .250 in their last 10 with Max Muncy (.314) leading the way in that span.
The team needs a bit more from Mookie Betts, who has hit a short cold spell these last few games. He’s the table-setter for this team and he’s just 1-for-12 in his last three contests.
Tyler Anderson will be getting the start against Miami. Anderson has been one of the league’s premier pitchers with a 13-2 record, tied for fourth-best. He’s also got the 14th-best when it comes to ERA at 2.81 and sports the 12th-best WHIP at 1.01.
Anderson is undefeated at home with a 7-0 record and a sparkling 2.30 ERA with it. That’s notably better than his road record, which is 6-2. His road ERA is also nearly a full run higher at 3.29.
Marlins vs Dodgers Head-to-Head
This is the first meeting of the season.
Marlins vs Dodgers Game Information
- Game: Marlins (52-66) vs Dodgers (81-36)
- Location: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
- Day/Time: Friday, Aug. 19, 10:10 p.m. ET
- Marlins vs Dodgers Live stream: MLB.tv
Marlins vs Dodgers Betting Lines
J. Luzardo -L
|+1½ +110||+210||8-110o||2½ -145o
|Los Angeles Dodgers
T. Anderson -L
|-1½ -130||-260||8-110u||4½ -125o
Marlins vs Dodgers Prediction
It’s difficult to roll with anything other than the Dodgers in the sportsbook in this spot. Los Angeles is the best team in baseball and Anderson is a rock-solid pitcher.
Not to mention, he’s yet to lose a game at home for them all season long.
Meanwhile, the Marlins have struggled to find consistent success and Luzardo hasn’t been able to push them to wins lately. Los Angeles should come away with the victory by the time this one is over. They might only need three to four runs to get the job done for your MLB picks.
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