Miami sends Henderson Alvarez vs Clayton Kershaw in Marlins vs Dodgers game
Los Angeles Dodgers vs Miami Marlins Odds
The Los Angeles Dodgers will look to grab a road win when they take on the Marlins in Miami at Marlins Park on Thursday in baseball odds action.
The match puts starter Clayton Kershaw for the Dodgers on the hill facing Henderson Alvarez for the Marlins. Kershaw brings a 12-7 mark to the game, while Alvarez is 2-2 to date on the season.
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Marlins at No. 9 in the National League and the Dodgers at No. 2 in the National League heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Miami's National League No. 15-ranked scoring average of 3.3 runs per game, against a Dodgers offense rated No. 6 and scoring 4.1 runs per game in the league. The Marlins have averaged 7.8 hits per game to date this season, less than the Dodgers hitters have managed (9.1 per nine innings).
Los Angeles brings the National League's No. 4-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Marlins' league No. 7-ranked defense.
Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 4-1 winner as they battled the Marlins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Dodgers at -182 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Dodgers enjoyed a 4-1 victory at the expense of the Marlins on Wednesday, with Zack Greinke throwing 8 innings of 6-hit ball at Marlins Park.
Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 5-4
After playing Miami are 7-3
After a win are 9-1
Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
After playing LA Dodgers are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7
A few Dodgers at Marlins trends to consider:
LA Dodgers are 21-3 SU in their last 24 games on the road
LA Dodgers are 12-2 SU in their last 14 games
LA Dodgers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of LA Dodgers' last 13 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Miami's last 13 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 6 games when playing LA Dodgers
LA Dodgers home to Boston, Friday, August 23
Miami home to Colorado, Friday, August 23