Miami Marlins at Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Tips 7/20/2019
Saturday, July 20, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Sandy Alcantara vs. Clayton Kershaw
Dodger Stadium is the venue where Cody Bellinger and the Los Angeles Dodgers (64-35, 1st in NL West) will take on the Miami Marlins (36-58, 5th in NL East) on Saturday. The moneyline on this contest has the Marlins priced at +270 and the Dodgers are at -305. The O/U has been set at 8.
The Marlins have been excellent for Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 36-58-0 SU. The Dodgers are covering 64.6% of the time, going 64-35-0 straight up. The Dodgers have been a strong pick for bettors as a favorite, going 62-32-0 SU. The Marlins are covering 37.4% of the time as an underdog, having gone 34-57-0 straight up.
Valuable Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Marlins have been a decent Under play for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 41-48-5.
Miami covers 40.9% of the time as a visitor, having gone 18-26-0 straight up.
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
Los Angeles covers 75.5% of the time at Dodger Stadium, going 37-12-0 SU.
The Dodgers have been a decent Over play for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 49-45-5.
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
7/18/2019 JT Riddle CF Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jul 28
7/16/2019 Austin Brice RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jul 26
7/16/2019 Chad Wallach C Concussion Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
7/12/2019 Drew Steckenrider RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 31
7/11/2019 Julian Fernandez RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 31
7/8/2019 Jon Berti 3B Oblique Expected to be out until at least Jul 26
6/30/2019 Pablo Lopez SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 26
6/14/2019 Jose Urena SP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 13
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
7/15/2019 Chris Taylor LF Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 13
7/14/2019 Rich Hill SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
7/1/2019 Tom Koehler SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 31
6/28/2019 Scott Alexander RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jul 24
6/26/2019 Tony Cingrani RP Shoulder Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Marlins have a 36-58 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Sandy Alcantara has a 4-9 record with an earned run average of 3.94 and a WHIP of 1.43 this season. He has 76 strikeouts over his 107.1 innings pitched and he's given up 104 hits. He's allowed 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.64. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.85 and they have given up 305 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the bullpen and they've struck out 336 hitters and walked 144 batters. As a team, Miami allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.3. The Marlins pitchers collectively have given up 764 base hits and 397 earned runs. They have allowed 114 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Miami as a pitching staff has walked 339 batters and struck out 802. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 4.45.
As a team Miami is hitting .241, good for 25th in the league. The Marlins hold a .363 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .299, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Miguel Rojas is hitting .289 with an on-base percentage of .344. He has 94 hits this season in 325 at bats with 29 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .363 and an OPS+ of 92. Starlin Castro is hitting .255 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .280. He has totaled 95 hits and he has driven in 40 men in 373 at bats. His OPS+ is 71 while his slugging percentage is at .359. The Marlins have 762 hits, including 145 doubles and 75 home runs. Miami has walked 225 times so far this season and they have struck out 830 times as a unit. They have left 611 men on base and have a team OPS of .661. They score 3.63 runs per contest and have scored a total of 338 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 64-35 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.00, Clayton Kershaw has a 8-2 record and a 1.05 WHIP. He has 98 strikeouts over the 105 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 92 hits. He's allowing 7.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.62. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.17 and they have given up 258 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .219 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 316 batters and walked 109 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.37. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 730 base knocks and 327 earned runs this season. They have given up 119 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 222 hitters and struck out 885 batters. They give up a walk 2.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.09 while their FIP as a staff is 3.84.
As a team, they are batting .263, good for 7th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .471 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .344, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Cody Bellinger comes into this matchup batting .336 with an OBP of .431. He has 115 hits this year along with 77 RBI in 342 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .702 with an OPS+ of 193. Max Muncy is hitting .269 this season and he has an OBP of .373. He has collected 88 hits in 327 at bats while driving in 65 runs. He has an OPS+ of 139 and a slugging percentage of .544. The Dodgers as a unit have 879 base hits, including 175 doubles and 163 homers. Los Angeles has walked 377 times this year and they have struck out on 797 occasions. They have had 731 men left on base and have an OPS of .815. They have scored 5.41 runs per game and totaled 530 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Marlins/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Dodgers -305
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