Dodgers vs. Marlins - 4/27/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Marlins (8-11) at Los Angeles Dodgers (12-9)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
J Cosart (0-1) (7.98) vs. S Kazmir (1-1) (6.63)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -165 / Miami Marlins +155 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Miami Marlins and Los Angeles Dodgers play game three of their four-game series Wednesday.
The Miami Marlins look to keep rolling after winning four of their last six games. The Marlins are starting to put some runs on the board, as Miami has nine runs this series and four or more runs in six of its last 11 games. The Miami Marlins are 6-3 this season when they score more than three runs. Christian Yelich leads Miami with 26 hits, Giancarlo Stanton has 16 RBI and Marcell Ozuna has two home runs. Justin Nicolino gets the ball, and he was 5-4 with a 4.01 ERA and 23 strikeouts last season. This will be Nicolino’s second career game against the Dodgers.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Dodgers continue to rely on a pitching staff that’s allowed three or less runs in eight of their last 13 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers watched their ace struggle on Tuesday, but they’re still 11-2 this season when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Adrian Gonzalez leads Los Angeles with 26 hits, Corey Seager has 12 RBI and Joc Pederson has three home runs. Scott Kazmir takes the hill, and he’s 1-1 with a 6.63 ERA and 15 strikeouts this season. Kazmir is 2-1 with a 3.00 ERA and 31 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.
The Marlins are 1-5 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series and 4-7 in their last 11 vs. National League West. The Dodgers are 14-3 in their last 17 Wednesday games and 29-11 in their last 40 during game 3 of a series. The over is 37-12-5 in the last 54 meetings.
I've always liked the Marlins talent and thought there was a run in there somewhere, just needed to see it first. Miami is playing its best ball of the young season right now and has its offense clicking. The Dodgers have struggled big time this series. I'll take a stab with the big plus money considering Kazmir isn't exactly what he used to be.