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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Miami Marlins Prediction 8-19-23 MLB Picks

Los Angeles Dodgers (74-46) vs Miami Marlins (63-59)
2023-08-19 21:10:00 EDT
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The Miami Marlins and the Los Angeles Dodgers meet in a double-header in MLB action from Dodger Stadium on Saturday to close out their three-game series. Miami pulled out a big win on Friday, can the Dodgers exact revenge? Let’s dive in and find out.

Marlins Lay A Beating On Dodgers In Opener

The Miami Marlins took one out on the Dodgers in Friday’s series opener, beating up on L.A. by a final score of 11-3. The win propelled the Marlins to 64-59 on the year, tied for the final Wild Card spot in the National League and 16 games back in the NL East race. Entering Friday’s matchup, Jorge Soler leads the Marlins with 30 home runs along with 65 RBIs while Bryan De La Cruz has 62 RBIs this season. Luis Arraez also has 164 hits, 26 doubles and a .361 batting average while De La Cruz has a team-high 27 doubles as well. Eury Perez will get the start in game one and is 5-4 with a 3.19 ERA and 73 strikeouts while Braxton Garrett is slated to start game two and is 7-3 with a 3.91 ERA and 126 strikeouts this season.

Miami Marlins Team Facts

The Marlins have lost 10 of their last 11 road games against NL West opponents following a win.
The Marlins have failed to cover the run line in each of their last seven night games against National League opponents following a win.
The ‘Inning 1 OVER 0.5 runs’ market has hit in each of the Marlins’ last three games at Dodger Stadium.

Dodgers Fall Flat In Series Opener

The Los Angeles Dodgers had their winning streak snapped at 11 games on Friday as the Dodgers just came out flat in Friday’s game one. The loss dropped the Dodgers to 74-47 on the year, but they’re still 10.5 games ahead of the Giants in the NL West race. Entering Friday’s action, Mookie Betts leads the Dodgers with 31 home runs in addition to 81 RBIs while Max Muncy is right alongside with 28 homers of his own and 76 RBIs. J.D. Martinez has 25 home runs to go along with 77 RBIs while Freddie Freeman has a team-high 160 hits, 83 RBIs, a .335 batting average and a .415 OBP in addition to 23 homers and 44 doubles this season. The Dodgers did not have a starting pitcher announced for game one, but Julio Urias will get the start in game two and is 10-6 with a 4.35 ERA and 99 strikeouts this season.

Los Angeles Dodgers Team Facts

The Dodgers have won 11 of their last 12 games.
The Dodgers have failed to cover the run line each of their last eight Saturday night games against NL East opponents that held a winning record.
The Dodgers have led after 3 innings in each of their last six Saturday games.
The ‘Inning 1 OVER 0.5 runs’ market has hit in each of the last three games between the Marlins and Dodgers.

Matchup/League Facts

The Los Angeles Dodgers ranks 1st in the league for walks this season (500).
The Los Angeles Dodgers ranks 2nd in the league for home runs this season (192).
The Miami Marlins ranks 2nd in the league for strikeouts this season (1159).
The Miami Marlins ranks T3rd in the league for hits this season (1094).

Chris’ Pick

I’m going with the Dodgers in both games here. I wouldn’t be surprised if the prices end up being a bit hefty, but Eury Perez in game one, pitches much better at home, and on the road, at Dodger Stadium, I could see him struggling here and putting innings on the bullpen if he’s not careful which would impact game two. Braxton Garrett’s been solid on the road, but the Dodgers have been great against lefties all year long and Julio Urias has been nothing short of dominant at home and I don’t know if Garrett will be able to match zeroes with him here. Give me the Dodgers for the Double-header sweep.

Peter Tran's Free Pick: Los Angeles Dodgers TBA

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