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|Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Miami Marlins|
A winning streak will be on the line for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday when they battle the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park.
The Dodgers will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Clayton Kershaw in this game. Kershaw has a 12-7 record and a 1.80 ERA this season.
The Marlins will counter Kershaw with Henderson Alvarez. Righthander Alvarez has a 3.41 ERA to go along with a 2-2 record this season.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. Current streak:
Los Angeles has won 2 straight games.
Miami has lost 2 straight games.
Los Angeles: 74-52 SU
Miami: 48-77 SU
Los Angeles most recently:
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 most recently:
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 trends to consider:
LA Dodgers home to Boston, Friday, August 23
Miami home to Colorado, Friday, August 23