Marlins at Dodgers 5/19/17 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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Miami Marlins vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
MLB: 10:10 PM EST
May. 19, 2017
Latest Odds : LAD -230 Total 8
The Marlins have been terribly awful this season and have dropped down enough games to be one of the worst teams this season. The Marlins have a 2-8 record in the last 10 games and have moved deeper and deeper into their terrible record. The Dodgers, on the other hand, are currently standing strong at a 23-18 record this season and are looking ahead to a 6-4 record in the last 10 games.
The Dodgers are 10th overall this season at home, scoring 106 runs in 19 games played in Los Angeles. The Dodgers are using their home to bat a .277 average and to get a .355 on-base percentage. The Marlins are doing fairly well as well offensively on the road with the 14th position, holding together 88 runs in 19 games played this season. The Marlins are currently batting a .276 average and have a .328 on-base percentage.
Justin Nicolino will get out to the mound tonight, after finishing last season on a very iffy note as Nicolino went 3-6 last season with a 4.99 ERA. This season Justin is off to a 0-0 start in 1 game started while getting a 1.50 ERA. Nicolino has pitched in just 6 innings this season, allowing 6 hits, 4 walks, and 5 strikeouts while earning a single run.
Alex Wood is arguably off to one of his best starts in his career. With a 4-0 record and a 2.27 ERA Wood has exceeded past seasons as his career high victories are 12 in 2015 with both the Braves and the Dodgers. This season Wood has pitched started 6 games, surrendering 25 hits, 11 walks, and 1 home runs in 35 innings pitched.
Recent Betting Trends:
Marlins are 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.
Over is 24-6-3 in the last 33 meetings in Los Angeles.
Marlins are 0-4 in their last 4 Friday games.
Dodgers are 5-2 in Woods last 7 home starts.
Free Betting Pick: Miami Marlins +205
Tonight, Alex Wood is without a doubt the better starter, but Nicolino has shown some value as well as the offense, that is hitting fast and often. Both players have been a necessity in their respective teams and the Marlins need to snap the losing streak and get on the right track and at this value with this starter, the Marlins can get a shot. Final Score Prediction, Miami Marlins win in big upset 4-3.