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Brian Sanches vs Hiroki Kuroda matchup featured in MLB action

Florida MarlinsLos Angeles Dodgers
May 28, 10:10 PM | GrassDodger Stadium

Florida Marlins vs Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

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The Los Angeles Dodgers look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Marlins arrive at Dodger Stadium on Saturday.

Brian Sanches, with a record of 0-0 on the season, gets the ball for the Marlins, while the Dodgers trot Hiroki Kuroda to the mound in this one. He is 5-4 so far in 2011.

View Florida vs LA Dodgers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Dodgers in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -135 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
The Dodgers sit at No. 13 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Marlins sit at a National League No. 3 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles' No. 15-rated National League offense, averaging 3.4 runs per game, against a Marlins defense that ranks No. 4 in the National League at 3.9 in runs allowed per game. The Dodgers have averaged 8.3 hits per game so far, less than Marlins batters have averaged on the year (8.5 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Florida owns the National League's No. 9-rated road mark, allowing 4.2 runs per game on the highway. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 15 in scoring at home.

Florida lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Dodgers on May 27. Bettors who backed the Dodgers at -110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Florida looks to rebound from a loss to the Dodgers, who beat them 3-2 on Friday behind a start from Jon Garland at Dodger Stadium.

Florida Marlins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing LA Dodgers are 8-2
After playing LA Dodgers are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

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

A few Marlins at Dodgers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida's last 5 games
Florida is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Florida's last 15 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Dodgers' last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 11 of LA Dodgers' last 15 games when playing at home against Florida
The total has gone OVER in 8 of LA Dodgers' last 11 games when playing Florida
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Dodgers' last 7 games

Next up:
Florida at LA Dodgers, Sunday, May 29

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