Clayton Kershaw is BACK! The Dodgers’ ace has been out with a back issue since June but will take the hill tonight in an incredible matchup with young Jose Fernandez. The Marlins have been slumping and now sit five games out of the playoffs. If they have any shot at the postseason, they will have to cool the streaking Dodgers this weekend.
- The Dodgers are 0-4 on both the moneyline and runline in their last 4 games against the Marlins.
- The Marlins are 7-2 in their last 9 games with a closing total of 6.5 or less.
- The total has gone UNDER in 8 of the Dodgers’ last 11 games as favorite.
Kershaw (11-2, 1.79 ERA) was the dominant pitcher in the league before hitting the DL and had led his team to wins in all but two of his 16 starts. One of those losses, however, came against the Marlins in a game they touched up the lefty for five runs on seven hits.
Fernandez, Miami’s ace, is coming off an ugly performance against the Indians in which the righty gave up six earned runs on 12 hits. Jose seems to be good for one of these blow-ups every once in a while but has normally followed up his poor outings with good ones – if that trend stays true, we are in for a brilliant pitchers’ duel tonight.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Baseball betting odds makers, including BetOnline, opened the Miami Marlins as 135 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 6.5 at shops such as Bodog.
Odds – Shark
computer prediction formulas pick a 6.0-1.5 win for the Dodgers on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs Miami Marlins Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Miami Marlins sport a record of 69-71 heading into this matchup, while the Los Angeles Dodgers sit at 79-60 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Miami vs Los Angeles injuries news.
It’s a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 24-rated Miami Marlins and the league No. 17-ranked Los Angeles Dodgers, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds – Shark
Offensively, the game matches up Miami Marlins No. 26 ranked offense (4.11 runs per game) against a Los Angeles Dodgers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 4 at 3.98 runs allowed per game. The Miami Marlins have been averaging 9.24 hits per game, more than the Los Angeles Dodgers have managed so far this season (8.54 hits on average).
Comparing defensive stats, Los Angeles owns the No. 18-rated road mark, allowing 4.74 runs per game on the highway. Miami, on the other hand, rates No. 26 in scoring at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Los Angeles overcame a dynamite 12-strikeout performance against Robbie Ray last time out, emerging with a 3-1 win against Arizona on Wednesday at Dodger Stadium.
A Cashner silenced the Phillies bats in a 6-0 victory last time out versus Philadelphia at Marlins Park.
- LA Dodgers is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
- LA Dodgers is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 8 of LA Dodgers’s last 11 games
- LA Dodgers is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Miami
- Miami is 3-11 ATS in its last 14 games
- Miami is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
- Miami is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home
- Miami is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Los Angeles at Miami, Saturday, September 10th