Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Miami Marlins Pick-Odds-Prediction - 5/12/14
Miami Marlins (20-17) at Los Angeles Dodgers (20-18)
MLB Baseball: Monday, May 12, 2014 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
Tom Koehler (R) (3-2) (1.985) vs. Dan Haren (R) (4-1) (2.679)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -174 / Miami Marlins +164 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Florida, SportsNet
The Miami Marlins stay on the west coast to begin a series with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Marlins stay atop the National League East was a short one as they were swept away by San Diego on the road after Sunday's 5-4 defeat. The Fish fell to 3-13 on the road which has to change if anything positive is going to happen in 2014. Starter Henderson Alvarez struggle through four innings with all five runs plated on seven hits and a trio of BB. The Miami attack posted eleven hits with Christian Yelich going solo while Jeff Baker singled and tripled and drove in two. Tom Koehler is scheduled to start in the series opener at Los Angeles Monday. Koehler is one of the reasons the Marlins have played well with a 3-2 record and a 1.99 ERA in seven outings.
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Los Angeles has been struggling at the plate and the result has been defeats in seven of ten after Sunday's 7-4 loss in ten innings to visiting San Francisco. The Dodgers received a winning effort on the mound from Clayton Kershaw who was charged with three runs in seven frames while striking out nine but Kenley Jansen gave up three runs on three hits and a pair of BB in 1/3 of an inning. The Dodgers pounded out 14 hits and walked twice Hanley Ramirez going deep and driving in two while Yasiel Puig clubbed nis 6th homer of the year. Dan Haren opposes the Marlins on the mound to open their weekday series. Haren has enjoyed a great start with a 4-1 record and 2.68 ERA in seven outings covering 44 innings.
The Dodgers will be the team that most people will back but they haven't been playing well. Miami has been beyond bad on the road so backing them takes guts but in a game where neither squad is knocking them dead I generally look at the better odds even though it's very risky...