Thursday, May 18, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Edinson Volquez vs. Hyun-Jin Ryu
The Miami Marlins head to Dodger Stadium on Thursday, May 18, 2017 to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers. The expected starting pitchers are Edinson Volquez for the Marlins and Hyun-Jin Ryu for the Dodgers.
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The odds for this matchup have Miami at +173 and Los Angeles at -183. The Marlins have a 22-14-2 over/under mark and a 15-23-0 run line record. The Dodgers are 17-25-0 against the run line and have a 16-23-3 over/under record.
Valuable Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 22-14-2 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 15-23-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 16-23-3 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 17-25-0 against the run line
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
05/17/17 P Junichi Tazawa Ribs 10-day DL (5/16)
05/16/17 P Dan Straily Forearm "?" for next scheduled start
05/11/17 SS Adeiny Hechavarria Oblique 10-day DL (5/10)
05/09/17 SS Miguel Rojas Thumb 60-day DL (5/8)
05/08/17 3B Martin Prado Hamstring 10-day DL (5/8)
05/06/17 P Wei-Yin Chen Arm 10-day DL (5/2)
04/02/17 P Odrisamer Despaigne Oblique 10-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 P Jeff Locke Bicep 10-day DL (3/30)
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
05/12/17 P Kenta Maeda Hamstring 10-day DL (5/11)
05/11/17 CF Andrew Toles Knee 10-day DL (5/10)
05/09/17 RF Andre Ethier Hip 60-day DL (3/30)
05/06/17 1B Adrian Gonzalez Shoulder 10-day DL (5/5)
04/19/17 2B Logan Forsythe Toe 10-day DL (4/18)
04/19/17 1B Rob Segedin Toe 10-day DL (4/18)
03/31/17 P Josh Ravin Groin 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Scott Kazmir Hip 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Yimi Garcia Elbow 60-day DL (2/15)
03/31/17 P Brock Stewart Shoulder 10-day DL (3/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Marlins have a 14-24 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Edinson Volquez has a 0-5 record with an earned run average of 4.41 and a WHIP of 1.67. He has 37 strikeouts over his 34.2 innings pitched and he's given up 34 hits. He allows 8.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.55. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.14 and they have given up 143 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the bullpen and they've struck out 130 hitters and walked 69 batters. As a team, Miami allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.42. The Marlins pitchers collectively have given up 299 base hits and 163 earned runs. They have allowed 41 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. Miami as a pitching staff has walked 163 batters and struck out 286. They have walked 4.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.54.
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As a team Miami is hitting .261, good for 8th in the league. The Marlins hold a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Giancarlo Stanton is hitting .259 with an on-base percentage of .331. He has 37 hits this season in 143 at bats with 26 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .531 and an OPS+ of 127. Marcell Ozuna is hitting .314 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .386. He has totaled 44 hits and he has driven in 29 men in 140 at bats. His OPS+ is 158 while his slugging percentage is at .593. The Marlins have 338 hits, including 45 doubles and 45 home runs. Miami has walked 100 times so far this season and they have struck out 287 times as a unit. They have left 259 men on base and have a team OPS of .729. They score 4.3 runs per contest and have scored a total of 159 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 22-18 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.99, Hyun-Jin Ryu has a 1-5 record and a 1.60 WHIP. He has 33 strikeouts over the 30.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 35 hits. He allows 10.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.07. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.99 and they have given up 110 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .225 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 156 batters and walked 44 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.43. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 304 base knocks and 132 earned runs this season. They have given up 37 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 111 hitters and struck out 375 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.20 while their FIP as a staff is 3.24.
As a team, they are batting .263, good for 6th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .345, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Corey Seager comes into this matchup batting .282 with an OBP of .372. He has 40 hits this year along with 21 RBI in 142 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .479 with an OPS+ of 127. Justin Turner is hitting .359 this season and he has an OBP of .433. He has collected 47 hits in 131 at bats while driving in 17 runs. He has an OPS+ of 145 and a slugging percentage of .473. The Dodgers as a unit have 346 base hits, including 81 doubles and 41 homers. Los Angeles has walked 152 times this year and they have struck out on 319 occasions. They have had 276 men left on base and have an OPS of .770. They have scored 5 runs per game and totaled 195 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Marlins/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Marlins +173
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