Miami Marlins vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 9/11/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Dodgers (79-61) at Miami Marlins (70-71)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 1:10 pm (Marlins Park)
Kenta Maeda (14-8) (3.29) vs. J Urena (3-5) (5.54)
The Line: Miami Marlins +160 / Los Angeles Dodgers -170 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSFL, SNLA
Down at Marlins Park on Sunday, the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Miami Marlins will be finishing up their MLB series.
In Friday’s game, the Marlins secured a 4-1 win. On Saturday, the Dodgers bagged a dominant 5-0 victory of their own.
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For Sunday’s finale, the Dodgers will be bringing out right-hander Kenta Maeda for the start. Over 27 games and a 14-8 record, Maeda holds a 3.29 ERA with a 1.08 WHIP in 153 innings. Maeda logged a win his last time up, with 6.1 innings, three hits and one earned against Arizona.
Los Angeles has some pretty solid hitters up top. Corey Seager has hit 174 times with 95 runs, 25 homers and 68 RBI. Adrian Gonzalez sits on 147 hits with 62 runs and 78 RBI. Chase Utley has bagged 114 hits with 70 runs and 46 RBI so far.
Over on the Miami side, we’ll be seeing RHP Jose Urena in the starting role Sunday. Over 24 games (eight starts) and a 3-6 record, Urena has a 5.54 ERA with a 1.42 WHIP in 65 innings. Against Philly his last time out, Urena logged a loss with five innings, seven hits and four earned.
There’s no doubt who the big dogs are in the Miami lineup. Martin Prado has bagged 166 hits with 64 runs and 66 RBI. Christian Yelich holds 154 hits with 71 runs and 87 RBI. JD Realmuto is sitting on 141 hits with 56 runs and 41 RBI.
The Dodgers are 43-20 in their last 63 Sunday games, and 51-25 in their last 76 game threes of a series. LA is also 7-1 in Maeda’s last eight starts, and 4-1 in Maeda’s last five Sunday starts.
As for the Marlins, they’re 9-3 in their last 12 Sunday games, and 1-4 in their last five game threes of a series. Miami is also 3-10 in Urena’s last 13 starts, and 0-7 in Urena’s last seven home starts.
I like Maeda in the pitching matchup here, so I’ll take the Dodgers for the finale victory—as long as they can provide a little offense.