Dodgers vs. Marlins - 4/26/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Marlins (7-11) at Los Angeles Dodgers (12-8)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
T Koehler (1-2) (4.80) vs. C Kershaw (2-0) (1.50)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -240 / Miami Marlins +220 --- Over/Under: 6 See the Latest Odds
The Miami Marlins and Los Angeles Dodgers play game two of their series late Tuesday night.
The Miami Marlins look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Marlins are showing fight as of late with back-to-back wins, as Miami tries to climb out of an early hole in which it’s just 2-7 at Marlins Park. The Miami Marlins have played better baseball on the road this season and hope to win three straight for the first time all year. Christian Yelich leads Miami with 23 hits, Giancarlo Stanton has 13 RBI and Marcell Ozuna has two home runs. Tom Koehler gets the ball, and he’s 1-2 with a 4.80 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. Koehler is 2-2 with a 2.83 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers look for another win after winning eight of their last 12 games. The Dodgers continue to rely on a pitching staff that’s allowed three or less runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have lost two straight games just twice this season. Offensively, Adrian Gonzalez leads Los Angeles with 26 hits, Corey Seager has 12 RBI and Joc Pederson has three home runs. Clayton Kershaw takes the hill, and he’s 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA and 50 strikeouts this season. Kershaw is 5-2 with a 1.91 ERA and 60 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.
The Marlins are 1-5 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series and 2-5 in Koehlers last 7 road starts. The Dodgers are 7-2 in their last 9 during game 2 of a series and 45-17 in Kershaws last 62 starts. The Dodgers are 4-1 in Kershaws last 5 starts vs. Marlins.
I like how the Marlins have played over the last week, as they're showing signs of life recently. And while the crazy plus money is interesting, betting against Kershaw is simply stupid. Can't bet against the Dodgers with the best pitcher in the world on the hill.