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Baseball odds preview - Los Angeles vs. Miami

Los Angeles DodgersMiami Marlins
Aug 11, 7:10 PM | GrassMarlins Park

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Miami Marlins Odds

61-52TEAM RECORD51-62

Baseball bettors look for value at Marlins Park on Saturday as host Miami battles the Los Angeles Dodgers in baseball odds action.

Ricky Nolasco will take the mound for Miami, and he'll carry a 8-11 record into the contest. Joe Blanton gets the ball for Los Angeles; he's 8-8 so far this season.

View LA Dodgers vs Miami Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Los Angeles before the first pitch in this match will find them as 110-moneyline favorites. They will see an opening total of 8.

Power Rankings:
The Marlins sit at No. 15 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Dodgers sit at a National League No. 1 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Miami has the National League's No. 15-rated offensive output, at 8.1 hits per game. The Dodgers average 8.2 hits per game, good for No. 11 on the National League list.

Comparing defensive stats, Los Angeles owns the National League's No. 6-rated road mark, allowing 4.1 runs per game on the highway. Miami, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 5-2 winner as they battled the Marlins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Dodgers at -165 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Dodgers grabbed a win last time out, defeating Mark Buehrle and the Marlins 5-2 on Friday at Marlins Park.

Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Miami are 5-5
After playing Miami are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing LA Dodgers are 7-3
After playing LA Dodgers are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few Dodgers at Marlins trends to consider:
LA Dodgers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games on the road
LA Dodgers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Miami
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Dodgers' last 8 games when playing on the road against Miami
LA Dodgers are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Miami's last 8 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Miami's last 21 games when playing LA Dodgers
Miami is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers
Miami is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
LA Dodgers at Miami, Sunday, August 12

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