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Los Angeles DodgersFlorida Marlins
April 25, 7:10 PM | GrassSun Life Stadium

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Florida Marlins Odds

12-11TEAM RECORD13-7

A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Los Angeles duelling Florida on Monday at Sun Life Stadium.

The Marlins will rely on Ricky Nolasco to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Jon Garland will be his counterpart for the Dodgers. Ricky Nolasco is 2-0 this season, and Jon Garland is 1-1.

View LA Dodgers vs Florida Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Florida opened as -150 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 8.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Florida's No. 9-rated National League offense, averaging 4.3 runs per game, against a Dodgers defense that ranks No. 11 in the National League at 4.7 in runs allowed per game. The Marlins have averaged 8.7 hits per game so far, less than Dodgers batters have averaged on the year (9.1 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Florida has the National League's No. 4-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Dodgers own the National League's No. 11 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 7-3 winner as they battled the Cubs on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Dodgers at +102 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Dodgers enjoyed a 7-3 victory at the expense of the Cubs on Sunday, with Hiroki Kuroda throwing 6 2/3 innings of 9-hit ball at Wrigley Field.

Florida was a 6-3 winner in its last match at home against the Rockies. They won as -146 favorites, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors. The Marlins enjoyed a 6-3 victory at the expense of the Rockies on Sunday, with Josh Johnson throwing 7 innings of 3-hit ball at Sun Life Stadium.

Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Florida are 6-4
After playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

Florida Marlins Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing LA Dodgers are 7-3
After playing Colorado are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

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

Next up:
LA Dodgers at Florida, Tuesday, April 26

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