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Miami Marlins vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 9/9/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Los Angeles Dodgers (79-60) at Miami Marlins (69-71)

MLB Baseball: Friday, September 9, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Marlins Park)

C Kershaw (11-2) (1.79) vs. J Fernandez (13-8) (3.03)

The Line: Miami Marlins TBA / Los Angeles Dodgers TBA --- Over/Under: TBA See the Latest Odds


The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Miami Marlins will be getting their MLB series going on Friday from Marlins Park. 

The Dodgers just played the Diamondbacks this week. LA won all three of those games and has won five in a row all together. 

Miami Marlins vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 9/9/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction


Meanwhile, the Marlins played the Phillies this week. Miami lost the first two but got a win 6-0 on Wednesday to avoid the sweep. 

The Dodgers will be bringing out lefty Clayton Kershaw on Friday. Across his 16 starts and 11-2 record, Kershaw owns a nice 1.79 ERA with a 0.73 WHIP in 121 innings. Kershaw took a loss in Pittsburgh his last time out, going six innings with nine hits and four earned. 

It’s easy to spot the big bats in the L.A. lineup. Corey Seager has 171 hits with 94 runs, 24 homers and 66 RBI. Adrian Gonzalez has hit 145 times with 62 runs and 78 RBI. Chase Utley is getting in on the act with 114 hits, 70 runs and 46 RBI. 

Over on the Marlins’ side, we’ll be seeing RHP Jose Fernandez in the start Friday. Over 26 starts and a 13-8 record, Fernandez owns a 3.03 ERA with a 1.17 WHIP in 160.1 innings. In Cleveland his last time out, Fernandez posted a loss with 12 hits and six earned. 

Miami has a nice collection of hitters in their stable. Martin Prado holds 166 hits with 64 runs and 66 RBI. Christian Yelich has hit 152 times with 71 runs and 86 RBI. JD Realmuto has 140 hits with 54 runs and 40 RBI so far. 

The Dodgers are 10-4 in Kershaw’s last 14 Friday starts, and 38-17 in Kershaw’s last 55 road starts. LA is also 0-5 in their last five Friday games, and 1-4 in their last five games following an off day. 

As for the Marlins, they’re 9-4 in their last 13 games against a left-handed starter, and 1-4 in their last five game ones of a series. Miami is also 31-5 in Fernandez’s last 36 home starts, and 2-5 in Fernandez’s last seven Friday starts. 

I like both pitchers here, so I’ll take the under. I’ll give the surging Dodgers a slight winning edge, though.

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