Miami Marlins vs Los Angeles Dodgers 8-18-2023

Miami Marlins vs Los Angeles Dodgers 8/18/2023 Picks, Prediction and Previews

Miami Marlins (63-59) vs Los Angeles Dodgers (73-46)

Miami Marlins vs Los Angeles Dodgers 8/18/2023 – The Miami Marlins head into La La Land on Friday evening to take on the Dodgers of Los Angeles. The Marlins come into this contest with a record of 63-59, while the Dodgers sit at 73-46. The Dodgers took 6 out of 7 from the Marlins last season.


These two squads have odd offensive splits. The Marlins have a higher batting average at .258, but they only push across 4.2 runs per 9 innings. They have left way too many men on base so far this season. On the flip side, the Dodgers have a lower batting average of .249, however, they are pushing across a much more impressive 5.8 runs per 9. The Dodgers’ offense also has a higher OBP of .338 compared to the Marlins’ .316. For insights and predictions, don’t miss out on free daily MLB picks.

Marlins vs. Dodgers Game Info

When: Friday, August 18, 2023, 9:10 PM ET
Where: Dodger Stadium in downtown Los Angeles CA
Stream: MLB.TV

Sandy Alcantara (5-10, 4.09 ERA) vs Tony Gonsolin(8-4, 4.24 ERA)

The Los Angeles Dodgers will send out Tony Gonsolin who is 8-4 with an ERA of 4.24. Gonsolin has been pitching fantastic all season, but did have one hiccup two outings ago when he gave up 6 earned runs in just 6 innings of work. No sweat for him though, as the Dodgers put up 13 runs in that game and Gonsolin was still able to pick up the win. He is now 3-0 across his last 3 starts.


The Miami Marlins will be countering with big Sandy Alcantara who is 5-10 with an ERA of 4.09. Alcantara had a rough start two outings ago when he was only able to get through 6 innings while giving up 4 earned runs. They took that 6-0 loss to the Rangers, but Alcantara rebounded nicely in his next start. In that last start, Alcantara pitched a complete game while only giving up 5 hits and 1 run. Sandy and the Marlins won that contest 3-1 against the Evil Empire.


MLB Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles Dodgers -142, MLB Totals: 8.5

The Marlins have played better than expected this season even though Alcantara has been unable to follow up on last year’s NL Cy Young Award-winning campaign. He’s had his rough luck at times this season but facing the Dodgers has rarely been a smooth ride for him in his career.


Several current Dodgers have had good success against him as Austin Barnes (two of three, two doubles, three RBI), Mookie Betts (five of 11, double, homer, three RBI), Max Muncy (five of 14, double, homer, five RBI) and Freddie Freeman (eight of 29, double, RBI) have all had their fair share of good at-bats against him. The Dodgers are scorching in the month of August, entering Thursday with a staggering +58 run differential in their 15 games this month. With that in mind, and with Alcantara’s previous issues against them, you must back the Dodgers in this contest, especially at home


Miami Marlins Betting Trends

In the 62 games, they were underdogs in this season, the Marlins won 27, or 43.5%.
Miami won nine times in 23 chances this season when it was an underdog of at least +125 or worse on the moneyline.
The Marlins have a 44.4% probability of winning this game, according to the moneyline odds.
In 55 of the 121 games Miami and its opponents have played this season, the total set by bookmakers has been exceeded.
This season, the Marlins have a record of 55-66-0 against the spread.


Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends

Of the 100 games the Dodgers played this season as favorites, they won 63, or 63%.
Los Angeles has a 39-23 record this season when given a -147 or more handicap, good for a 62.9% win percentage.
Based on the moneyline, the Dodgers have an indicated chance of winning of 59.5%.
This season, Los Angeles and its opponents exceeded the total in 67 of 120 chances.
In 120 games this season with a spread, the Dodgers have a record of 65-55-0 against the spread.


Miami Marlins vs Los Angeles Dodgers 8/18/2023 Betting Picks

The Marlins’ strikeout-to-walk ratio is 2.99, and the pitching staff earned a collective WHIP of 1.28. Marlins pitchers gave up 143 home runs in addition to 544 runs in total (17th in baseball). Miami conceded 1,005 base knocks (8.4 per 9 innings) and 510 earned runs. The Marlins hold a team ERA of 4.24 this season (17th in the league), and their staff has struck out 1,150 hitters. They have walked 384 opposing hitters, and their FIP is 4.06 as a squad this year.


The Los Angeles pitching staff gave up 531 runs on the year and came in with a team ERA of 4.24 (499 earned runs yielded). They allowed 134 dingers and 4.51 runs per 9 innings (15th in the league). The Dodgers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.235 and having a FIP of 4.12 as a squad over the season. They earned a K/BB ratio of 8.70 (1,020 strikeouts vs 349 bases on balls). They come in at 6th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 960. For insights into their performance and more, check out the best free daily sports picks.

Free Pick and Prediction: Los Angeles Dodgers will win 7-4.


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