Dodgers at Marlins 5/16/18 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Miami Marlins
MLB: 7:10 PM EST
May. 16, 2018
TV: FSFL, DTV
Latest Odds : LAD -180 O/U 7.5
On Wednesday, the Los Angeles Dodgers (16-24, 4th NL West) play the second game of a three-game series against the Miami Marlins (14-26, 5th NL East) in south Florida.
The Dodgers have lost four consecutive games and 7 of their last 8 after they were swept by Cincinnati over the weekend in four games. The Dodgers lost Sunday 5-3 and continue to play without stars Clayton Kershaw, Logan Forsythe, Justin Turner and Corey Seager. The Marlins have not fared much better losing two straight and 6 of their last 7 after losing on Sunday 4-3 to the Atlanta Braves. Jose Urena fell to 0-6 on the season as his ERA ballooned to 4.38.
Matt Kemp leads Los Angeles with a .317 batting average. Yasmani Grandal leads the team in home runs with six and RBIs with 24. Los Angeles has a team batting average of .239 while opposing hitters are averaging .245 at the plate against Dodgers pitching. On Wednesday, the Dodgers will send Walker Buehler to the mound. The rookie right-hander is 2-1 with an ERA of 1.64, 27 Ks and 7 BBs.
Starlin Castro leads the Marlins with a .289 batting average and 44 hits. Justin Bour is the team leader in home runs with eight and RBIs with 21. Miami has a team batting average of .227, while opposing hitters are averaging .255 at the plate against Marlins pitching. On Wednesday, the Marlins will send Caleb Smith to the mound. The left-hander this season is 2-4 with an ERA of 3.63, 53 Ks and 19 BBs.
Recent Betting Trends:
Los Angeles has lost each of its last 6 games against an opponent with a winning record below .400
The UNDER has cashed in 4 of the last 5 Dodgers games versus NL East opponents
Miami is 8-2 in its last 10 games at home versus a team with a losing record on the road
The OVER has cashed in 4 of the last 5 Marlins games overall
Free Betting Pick: LA Dodgers -180
Los Angeles has won 5 of the last 7 games versus Miami and 4 of the last 5 played in Miami. The Dodgers have not been good as of late but do think LA finds a way to get it done tonight. Final Score Prediction, Los Angels Dodgers win 4-1.