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Florida MarlinsLos Angeles Dodgers
May 27, 10:10 PM | GrassDodger Stadium

Florida Marlins vs Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

29-19TEAM RECORD22-29

Los Angeles will try to be nasty hosts on Friday when the Florida Marlins pay a visit to Dodger Stadium.

It's a pitching duel between Jon Garland for the Dodgers (1-4 on the year) and Javier Vazquez for Florida (3-4 so far).

View Florida vs LA Dodgers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Marlins listed as underdogs of +-120 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 13-ranked Dodgers and the National League No. 3-rated Marlins in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Los Angeles' National League No. 15-ranked scoring average of 3.4 runs per game, against a Marlins offense rated No. 7 and scoring 4.2 runs per game in the league. The Dodgers have averaged 8.3 hits per game to date this season, less than the Marlins hitters have managed (8.5 per nine innings).

Defensively, Florida features the National League's No. 9-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.2 runs per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 in the National League at home, scoring 2.7 runs per game.

The Marlins were a 1-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Giants. That made winners of bettors who got Florida at -106 on the moneyline, while the total score (1) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Marlins didn’t allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out San Francisco 1-0 on Thursday at AT&T Park.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 2-1 loser on the road against the Astros. Bettors on Houston at +107 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Dodgers were saddled with a loss last time out in Ted Lilly's start, as they lost 2-1 against Houston on Wednesday at Minute Maid Park.

Florida Marlins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 1-9
Before playing LA Dodgers are 7-3
After playing San Francisco are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Florida are 6-4
After playing Houston are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

A few Marlins at Dodgers trends to consider:
Florida is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Florida is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Florida's last 10 games when playing LA Dodgers
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Florida's last 14 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Dodgers' last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Dodgers' last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of LA Dodgers' last 10 games when playing Florida
The total has gone OVER in 11 of LA Dodgers' last 14 games when playing at home against Florida

Next up:
Florida at LA Dodgers, Saturday, May 28

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