The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Miami Marlins battle again this afternoon from Miami. All odds and trends for this game are updated at Bovada sportsbook.
The Marlins have had a disappointing season all the way around and sit in the National League East basement as a result. The Marlins have struggled on offense which has been the root of their problems for most of the season. When you combine that with a lackluster pitching staff it is often a recipe for disaster. That was the case yesterday as starter Josh Johnson let up six runs in just three innings of work. This afternoon the Marlins will send Mark Buehrle to the mound who actually is coming off of consecutive victories. He has only allowed 4 runs in 14 innings during that stretch.
The Dodgers are in desperate need of a winning streak and they will look to get started tonight versus the Marlins. They did win on Saturday by a score 7-2 and picked up a big game on the Giants who they are chasing in the standings. Clayton Kershaw pitched excellent in eight innings of work and the Dodgers hop that Aaron Harang can repeat that performance tonight. Harang has won back-to-back games and has just given up three runs in his last 12 innings pitched.
We are not really big Aaron Harang fans and we do like what Buehrle has done lately. We think however that Los Angeles will seize this opportunity to get it on a little bit of a role and will win tonight at home so take the Dodgers as a moneyline favorite at online sports books.