Miami Marlins vs. Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 5/2/14
Los Angeles Dodgers (15-12) at Miami Marlins (13-14)
MLB Baseball: Friday, May 2, 2014 at 7:10 pm (Marlins Park)
Josh Beckett (R) (0-0) (2.455) vs. Kevin Slowey (R) (0-0) (7.000)
The Line: Miami Marlins +127 / Los Angeles Dodgers -137 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SportsNet LA, FSN-FL
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Miami Marlins will begin a three-game series on Friday.
The Dodgers are coming off a sweep over the Minnesota Twins, which includes winning both games of a doubleheader on Thursday. The Dodgers offense has scored four or more runs in six of their last eight games and Juan Uribe has five RBI in his last three. Of course, the Dodgers pitching has been near the top of the league so far, and Josh Beckett will like to continue that, as he is 0-0 with a 2.45 ERA and has 22 strikeouts in 22 innings. Beckett allowed six hits and four runs in seven innings, picking up the loss in his only career start against the Marlins.
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The Marlins have been red hot recently and are coming off of a sweep of the Atlanta Braves which put them at .500 on the season. The Marlins are 12-4 at home and have scored 23 runs in their last three games. Casey McGee has five hits in his last two games and Giancarlo Stanton has six RBI in his last seven games. The Marlins pitching staff has also fared well and Tom Koehler hopes to keep it up, as he’s 2-2 with a 2.97 ERA and has 20 strikeouts in 30.1 innings. Koehler allowed seven hits and two runs in five innings, picking up the loss in his only career start against the Dodgers.
The Dodgers are 1-6 in Beckett's last 7 starts and 42-20 in their last 62 games as a road favorite. The Marlins are 5-2 in Koehler's last 7 home starts and 16-5 in their last 21 home games. The Dodgers are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Miami.
I really like the value the Marlins are getting at home. Not only have the Marlins been red hot at home, but the Dodgers just played a doubleheader on the road, including a game two that went into extra innings. Now, the Dodgers will travel and expect to play again in less than 24 hours.
Give me the Marlins and the plus money.