Miami vs Los Angeles MLB Betting Guide

Posted by Aaron . on April 26, 2016 in

On Wednesday night, the Miami Marlins take on the Los Angeles Dodgers in National League action, as former Dodgers manager Don Mattingly sees his former team for the first time as the Miami skipper. The Dodgers (12-8) are in first place in the National League West but lost the opener to this Miami series on Monday, 3-2. The Marlins (7-11) are in fourth place in the National League East but are on a two-game winning streak. Find out the updated MLB betting odds here.

Miami Marlins vs Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Betting Guide

When: Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 10:10pm Eastern time
Where: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles
TV: FSFL, SNLA
Radio: 570 AM LA Sports
Live Stream: MLB.tv
MLB Odds: TBA
Pitching Matchup: Jarred Cosart (0-1, 7.98 ERA) (MIA) vs Scott Kazmir (1-1, 6.63 ERA) (LA)

 

 

Why should you bet on Miami?

The Marlins bring one of the best hitters in all of baseball in Giancarlo Stanton, and Scott Kazmir, the Dodgers’ starting pitcher for this game, has been throwing batting practice in his starts lately. Kazmir does have some soreness at the point where the wrist and thumb on his throwing hand meet, but he has been pitching through the pain. The results have not been that great, though, as his ERA in his last three starts has been a gargantuan 9.69. He has been leaving fastballs flat and out over the plate rather than showing his pinpoint control from earlier seasons.

Why should you put your money on the Dodgers?

The Marlins aren’t putting an ace out on the mound for Wednesday’s game either. They send Jarred Cosart to the hill, and while he has not been giving up as many big hits as Kazmir, he has been putting runners on base because of his lack of control. He has walked 15 in 14 innings so far, including six each in his last two starts. If he puts that many Dodgers on base with free passes, there are enough strong bats in the L.A. lineup to make him pay the price.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

I’m betting on Kazmir to find his dominant form from last year and take care of the Marlin lineup. I’m predicting a 5-2 Dodger victory.