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Miami MarlinsLos Angeles Dodgers
Aug 25, 9:10 PM | GrassDodger Stadium

Miami Marlins vs Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

57-69TEAM RECORD67-58

MLB wagering interest swings to the Los Angeles vs Miami battle on Saturday at Dodger Stadium as the Dodgers try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The Dodgers will rely on Clayton Kershaw to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Josh Johnson will be his counterpart for the Marlins. Clayton Kershaw is 11-7 this season, and Josh Johnson is 7-10.

View Miami vs LA Dodgers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Dodgers as -175 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 6.

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

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles' No. 12-rated National League offense, averaging 4 runs per game, against a Marlins defense that ranks No. 11 in the National League at 4.4 in runs allowed per game. The Dodgers have averaged 8.4 hits per game so far, more than Marlins batters have averaged on the year (8.2 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Miami owns the National League's No. 7-rated road mark, allowing 4.3 runs per game on the highway. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 14 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Miami, they were a 11-4 loser as they battled the Dodgers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Dodgers at -220 were rewarded, while the 15 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Marlins endured a 11-4 loss at the hands of the Dodgers on Friday, with Nathan Eovaldi throwing 3 innings of 7-hit ball at Dodger Stadium.

A few Marlins at Dodgers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Miami's last 18 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Miami's last 24 games when playing LA Dodgers
Miami is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games ,
Miami is 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers
LA Dodgers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Miami
The total has gone OVER in 13 of LA Dodgers' last 18 games when playing at home against Miami
The total has gone OVER in 16 of LA Dodgers' last 24 games when playing Miami
LA Dodgers are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Miami

Next up:
Miami at LA Dodgers, Sunday, August 26

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