Miami Marlins vs. Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Sports Betting Preview
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
The 2018 MLB sports betting season continues this evening with a thrilling Miami Marlins vs. Los Angeles Dodgers matchup. Both teams are having a crappy start to the year and will be looking for a bit of a rebound. What kind of turnout are Monday’s 2 team teaser odds predicting?
Miami Marlins vs. Los Angeles Dodgers – Monday, April 23rd
Series: Game 1
When: 9:10 pm ET
Where: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California
TV: Local Broadcasts
Stream: ESPN+, MLB TV
MLB Sports Betting Odds:
The Marlins swim into this evening’s matchup with a 5-16 record that ranks them dead last in the NL East. It’s been 7 seasons since Miami turned in a winning record. And judging by how they’re kicking things off this time around, it doesn’t look like they’ll be turning in a winning season this year. Since Miami enters this evening’s matchup riding a 4-game losing streak, it’s easy to see why they’re pegged as the underdog this evening. To help prove the odds-makers wrong, the Marlins will be sending Jarlin Garcia to the mound tonight. Garcia comes in with a 1-0 record as well as a 0.86 ERA and a 0.81 WHIP. All in all, those numbers aren’t half bad. With Garcia on the mound, the Marlins might just stand a shot this evening.
Players to Watch: Brian Anderson (11 RBI, 1 HR, .253 BA), Miguel Rojas (2 HR, 4 RBI, .253 BA), and Derek Dietrich (2 HR, 6 RBI, .250 BA).
Los Angeles Dodgers
The Dodgers aren’t quite having the start to the year that they were hoping for, but they’re still much better off than the Marlins. Currently, Los Angeles is sitting on a 10-10 record. That tally ranks them 3rd overall in the NL West. Additionally, it places them 4 ½ games behind the division leading Arizona Diamondbacks. Notwithstanding they’re .500 record, Los Angeles enters this evening’s pairing riding a 2-game winning streak. To help keep the momentum going, the Dodgers will be sending Walker Buehler to the mound this evening. Buehler will be making his first start of the season.
Players to Watch: Yasmani Grandal (3 HR, 16 RBI, .349 BA), Matt Kemp (3 HR, 10 RBI, .321 BA), and Chase Utley (1 HR, 8 RBI, .302 BA).
Miami Marlins vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Predictions
Miami Marlins vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Picks
So which team should online sportsbook bettors favor in this Miami Marlins vs. Los Angeles Dodgers matchup? Considering they’ll have the home field advantage, it’s clear Los Angeles should be the ones getting favored. Miami has struggled too much this year and should be easy pickings for Los Angeles. While taking the Dodgers straight up isn’t that lucrative, taking them to cover the spread can be. Sign up now to get in on this MLB betting action!
Score Prediction: 7-3 Los Angeles. The Dodgers defend their home.