Los Angeles Dodgers at Miami Marlins 5/17/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, May 17, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Kenta Maeda vs. Dan Straily
Marlins Park is the site of the matchup between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Miami Marlins on Thursday, May 17, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Kenta Maeda for the Dodgers and Dan Straily for the Marlins.
Los Angeles opens at -154 while Miami opens at +144. The Dodgers have a 21-20-1 over/under record and a 22-20-0 run line mark. The Marlins are 20-21-0 against the run line and have a 20-21-0 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 21-20-1 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 22-20-0 against the run line
Important Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 20-21-0 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 20-21-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
05/14/18 P Rich Hill Finger injured last game, is "?" for next scheduled start
05/10/18 P Tony Cingrani Shoulder 10-day DL (05/09)
05/07/18 P Clayton Kershaw Biceps 10-day DL (05/03)
05/03/18 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Groin 10-day DL (05/03)
05/01/18 SS Corey Seager Elbow is out for season
03/30/18 P Julio Urias Shoulder 60-day DL (02/23)
03/30/18 P Tom Koehler Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 P Yimi Garcia Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
05/15/18 3B Brian Anderson Finger is "?" Wednesday vs Los Angeles Dodgers
05/15/18 SS Miguel Rojas Wrist is "?" Wednesday vs Los Angeles Dodgers
04/22/18 P Odrisamer Despaigne Forearm 10-day DL (04/20)
04/20/18 P Chris O'Grady Shoulder 10-day DL (04/17)
04/14/18 1B Garrett Cooper Wrist 60-day DL (04/02)
03/30/18 P Brett Graves Oblique 60-day DL (03/29)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Dodgers have a 16-25 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kenta Maeda has a 2-3 record with an earned run average of 4.75 and a WHIP of 1.53 this year. He has 46 strikeouts over his 36 innings pitched and he's given up 42 hits. He's allowed 10.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.2. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.57 and they have given up 153 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the bullpen and they've struck out 161 hitters and walked 68 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.97. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 346 base hits and 162 earned runs. They have allowed 49 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 131 batters and struck out 396. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 3.84.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .239, good for 21st in the league. The Dodgers hold a .387 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Yasmani Grandal is hitting .275 with an on-base percentage of .385. He has 33 hits this season in 120 at bats with 24 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .500 and an OPS+ of 143. Cody Bellinger is hitting .270 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .327. He has totaled 41 hits and he has driven in 18 men in 152 at bats. His OPS+ is 115 while his slugging percentage is at .461. The Dodgers have 332 hits, including 75 doubles and 36 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 151 times so far this season and they have struck out 351 times as a unit. They have left 299 men on base and have a team OPS of .707. They score 4.28 runs per contest and have scored a total of 171 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Miami has a 15-26 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.54, Dan Straily has a 1-0 record and a 1.77 WHIP this season. He has 8 strikeouts over the 13 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 12 hits. He allows 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 8.68. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.43 and they have given up 171 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .262 against the Marlins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 176 batters and walked 77 opposing hitters. As a team, Miami allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.12. The Marlins pitchers as a team have surrendered 355 base knocks and 206 earned runs this season. They have given up 54 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Miami as a staff has walked 170 hitters and struck out 352 batters. They give up a walk 4.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.45 while their FIP as a staff is 4.70.
As a team, they are batting .227, good for 28th in the league. The Marlins hold a .337 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .297, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.7 hits per contest. Starlin Castro comes into this matchup batting .289 with an OBP of .333. He has 44 hits this year along with 18 RBI in 152 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .375 with an OPS+ of 101. Brian Anderson is hitting .262 this season and he has an OBP of .355. He has collected 38 hits in 145 at bats while driving in 19 runs. He has an OPS+ of 111 and a slugging percentage of .386. The Marlins as a unit have 308 base hits, including 49 doubles and 31 homers. Miami has walked 120 times this year and they have struck out on 351 occasions. They have had 274 men left on base and have an OPS of .634. They have scored 3.45 runs per game and totaled 138 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Marlins MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Dodgers -154
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