Los Angeles Dodgers at Miami Marlins MLB Picks and Tips 8/14/2019
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Get todays MLB odds and lines on this game.
Probable Pitchers: Dustin May vs. Elieser Hernandez
Marlins Park is the site where Starlin Castro and the Miami Marlins (44-73, 5th in NL East) will take on the Los Angeles Dodgers (79-41, 1st in NL West) on Wednesday.
The Dodgers have been an excellent option for baseball wagerers, having gone 79-41-0 SU. The Marlins are covering 37.6% of the time, going 44-73-0 straight up.
Valuable Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Dodgers have been a hot and cold Over play for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 56-59-5.
The Dodgers are covering 55.4% of the time as the road team, having gone 31-25-0 straight up.
Important Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Marlins are covering 39.3% of the time at Marlins Park, going 24-37-0 SU.
The Marlins have been a hot and cold Over play for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 54-55-8.
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
8/12/2019 Jedd Gyorko 3B Wrist Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
8/11/2019 Enrique Hernandez 2B Hand Expected to be out until at least Aug 17
8/9/2019 Ross Stripling RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
8/7/2019 Chris Taylor LF Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
8/6/2019 Alex Verdugo CF Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
8/6/2019 Tom Koehler SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/4/2019 David Freese 1B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/2/2019 Scott Alexander RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
7/14/2019 Rich Hill SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
8/9/2019 Tayron Guerrero RP Finger Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
8/9/2019 Pablo Lopez SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/8/2019 Drew Steckenrider RP Elbow Out for the season
8/7/2019 Miguel Rojas SS Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
8/5/2019 Cesar Puello CF Hip Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
8/5/2019 Neil Walker 1B Finger Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
8/5/2019 Jose Urena SP Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/4/2019 JT Riddle CF Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
8/1/2019 Chad Wallach C Concussion Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
8/1/2019 Julian Fernandez RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 3
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Dodgers have a 79-41 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Dustin May has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 3.18 and a WHIP of 1.32 this season. He has 10 strikeouts over his 11.1 innings pitched and he's given up 14 hits. He's allowed 11.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.87. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.09 and they have given up 326 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the bullpen and they've struck out 384 hitters and walked 133 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.29. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 908 base hits and 391 earned runs. They have allowed 137 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 277 batters and struck out 1,095. They have walked 2.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.11 and their FIP as a unit is 3.74.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .259, good for 9th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .466 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Max Muncy is hitting .259 with an on-base percentage of .368. He has 103 hits this season in 398 at bats with 76 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .515 and an OPS+ of 130. Cody Bellinger is hitting .317 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .416. He has totaled 131 hits and he has driven in 89 men in 413 at bats. His OPS+ is 178 while his slugging percentage is at .661. The Dodgers have 1,051 hits, including 219 doubles and 197 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 458 times so far this season and they have struck out 978 times as a unit. They have left 860 men on base and have a team OPS of .806. They score 5.4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 648 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Miami has a 44-73 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.94, Elieser Hernandez has a 2-4 record and a 1.27 WHIP. He has 48 strikeouts over the 47.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 42 hits. He's allowing 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.67. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.70 and they have given up 371 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the Marlins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 415 batters and walked 178 opposing hitters. As a team, Miami allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.47. The Marlins pitchers as a team have surrendered 942 base knocks and 517 earned runs this season. They have given up 158 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Miami as a staff has walked 434 hitters and struck out 1,018 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.66.
As a team, they are batting .241, good for 27th in the league. The Marlins hold a .368 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .297, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Starlin Castro comes into this matchup batting .262 with an OBP of .288. He has 122 hits this year along with 54 RBI in 465 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .385 with an OPS+ of 78. Brian Anderson is hitting .253 this season and he has an OBP of .335. He has collected 107 hits in 423 at bats while driving in 60 runs. He has an OPS+ of 112 and a slugging percentage of .466. The Marlins as a unit have 956 base hits, including 186 doubles and 99 homers. Miami has walked 273 times this year and they have struck out on 1,050 occasions. They have had 752 men left on base and have an OPS of .665. They have scored 3.66 runs per game and totaled 428 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Marlins MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Dodgers
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of Today's MLB Picks
Get all of Today's Guaranteed Expert MLB Picks