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Free MLB Pick: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Miami Marlins

Major League Baseball Matchup at a Glance

  • Where: Marlins Park; Miami, FL
  • Date & Time: Saturday July 15, 2017; 6:10pm CT
  • Point Spread: Los Angeles Dodgers -165
  • Total: 8.5
  • Quick Pick: Los Angeles Dodgers -165

The Los Angeles Dodgers will take on the Miami Marlins in the second of a three game series. The Dodgers won the first game of the series, and have now won 7 straight games. The Dodgers have the best record in all of Major League Baseball with a 61-29 record. Los Angeles has a large lead in the National League West over Arizona.

For the Miami Marlins, the loss on Friday dropped them to 41-46 on the season. The Marlins are in third place in the National League East, behind both the Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves. The Los Angeles Dodgers come into this game as a large favorite. You can bet the Los Angeles Dodgers at -165.

Los Angeles on Fire

The Los Angeles Dodgers are simply on fire. Los Angeles has won 7 in a row, and overall 10 out of their last 11 games. The Dodgers have the best run differential in all of Major League Baseball, at +165. Los Angeles as a team is hitting .256, and they have scored 463 runs, which is 4th in the league.

Yaisel Puig belted two homeruns in the win on Friday. The top homerun hitter for Los Angeles has been Cody Bellinger, with 25, along with 58 runs batted in. Los Angeles on the pitching side has the best team earned run average. The Dodgers are allowing just 3.15 runs per game, and opponents are hitting just .223 against them.

Miami Seeking Bounce Back

The Miami Marlins are seeking a bounce back win after blowing Friday night’s game. The Marlins are now 21-22 at home this season. Miami had won three in a row, and 5 out of 6 before Friday. In the last five wins, the Marlins offense had exploded for 35 runs. On the season, the Marlins are 14th in the league in runs.

Marcell Ozuna is having a fantastic season for the Marlins. The outfielder is leading the team with a .316 batting average, and has 70 runs batted in. Giancarlo Stanton is the top homerun hitter for Miami, with 26 on the season.

Wood Looks to Keep Unbeaten

Alex Wood has been one of the best pitchers in all of Major League Baseball thus far. Wood is 10-0 on the season with a 1.67 earned run average. Wood has thrown 80.2 innings and struck out 97 batters this season.

He will face Jose Urena of the Miami Marlins. Urena has been one of the Marlins top hurlers this season. Urena is 7-3 on the season, with a 3.54 earned run average. Urena has struck out 58 batters, and walked 30 in just over 86 innings. Look for Wood to keep throwing well. The bet here is the Los Angeles Dodgers -165.