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Miami Marlins vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Free Pick- 8/19/13

Los Angeles Dodgers (71-51) at Miami Marlins (47-74)

MLB Baseball: Monday, August 19, 2013 at 7:10 pm (Marlins Park)

Hyun-Jin Ryu (L) (12-3) (2.912) vs. Jose Fernandez (R) (8-5) (2.449)

The Line: Miami Marlins +110 / Los Angeles Dodgers -120 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: KCAL, FS-Florida

The Miami Marlins and the Los Angeles Dodgers face off on Monday in Miami for game one of their series.

The Miami Marlins are having a rebuilding year and no matter how things get it is clear they are putting together some young talent and the players are getting solid experience. The Marlins are 4-6 in their last 10 games, 27-34 at home this season, and they are 28 games back in the NL East. As a team the Marlins are hitting .231 with Placido Polanco hitting .253, Giancarlo Stanton hitting .238, and Adeiny Hechavarria hitting .232. The Marlins pitching staff has an ERA of 3.77 with the starters at 3.79 and the bullpen at 3.77. For game one against the Dodgers the Marlins start Jose Fernandez who has easily been the best pitcher on the Marlins staff this season. For the year Fernandez has allowed 94 hits and 38 earned runs while striking out 149 over 139.2 innings for a 8-5 record and a 2.45 ERA.

Miami Marlins vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Free Pick- 8/19/13

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The Los Angeles Dodgers have been one of the hottest teams in baseball but they are coming off of a rare loss on Sunday. The Dodgers are 9-1 in their last 10 games, 35-26 on the road this season, and they have a 7.5 game lead in the NL West. As a team the Dodgers are hitting .268 with Yasiel Puig hitting .358, Hanley Ramirez hitting .356, and Adrian Gonzalez hitting .295. The Dodgers pitching staff has an ERA of 3.25 with the starters at 3.16 and the bullpen at 3.43. For game one at Miami the Dodgers start Hyun-Jin Ryu who has won his last six decisions. For the season Ryu has allowed 139 hits and 48 earned runs while striking out 121 over 148.1 innings for a 12-3 record and a 2.91 ERA.

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Miami is 8-3 in their last 11 games against the NL West, 5-10 in their last 15 games, and 5-1 in Fernandez’s last six starts. Los Angeles is 24-5 in their last 29 road games, 23-7 in their last 30 games as a favorite, and 5-0 in Ryu’s last five road starts. Los Angeles has won five of the last seven meetings of these two.

With two strong arms even with the total set low it looks like a solid under. I also have a play on the winning side and I will post the winning team in the Premium Area.

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