Miami Marlins at LA Dodgers MLB Betting Odds Preview

Posted by Alex Murphy on May 11, 2015 in

Miami Marlins pitcher Dan Haren is from southern California and attended Pepperdine. He loved pitching for the Los Angeles Dodgers but baseball is a business and the team traded him this offseason to the Marlins. Now Haren gets a chance to stick it to his former teammates on Tuesday night in Game 2 of their series. Haren is a +118 underdog on MLB lines.

Take a Look at the Miami Marlins at LA Dodgers MLB Betting Odds Preview & TV Info

Time: Tuesday, 10:10 p.m. ET
Venue: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles
National TV: none
Opening line: Dodgers -128, Marlins +118 (7.5 runs)

Back in December, the Dodgers, Marlins and Los Angeles Angels were involved in a three-way trade. The Dodgers acquired All-Star second baseman Howie Kendrick from the Angels for young left-handed pitcher Andrew Heaney, a player they had acquired earlier in the same day from the Marlins. The Dodgers also got infielder Enrique Hernandez, reliever Chris Hatcher and minor leaguer Austin Barnes from Miami. The Marlins received Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon, Haren and infielder Miguel Rojas. Haren originally said he wouldn’t pitch for the Marlins as he didn’t want to leave California, but he had no leverage — the Dodgers were even picking up Haren’s $10 million salary this season.

Haren (4-1, 2.68) threatened to retire but changed his tune and has been probably Miami’s best pitcher. The Marlins have won his past three outings. Last time out, he allowed two runs and eight hits over seven innings at the San Francisco Giants. He hasn’t walked anyone or given up a homer in his past two starts. Haren has been around a long while so many Dodgers have faced him even though he’s a former teammate. Andre Ethier has had the most success, going 21-for-50 with five double, two homers and nine RBIs. Adrian Gonzalez is 13-for-48 with three homers, two doubles and eight RBIs. Jimmy Rollins is 6-for-24 with three doubles and three RBIs. Kendrick is 5-for-17 with a double. Juan Uribe has only two hits in 14 at-bats off him. It doesn’t appear the Dodgers will have outfielder Yasiel Puig for this series. He left Friday’s rehab appearance with Class A Rancho Cucamonga after tweaking his left hamstring. He originally was scheduled to return Monday against Miami.

The Dodgers are calling up Mike Bolsinger from Triple-A to make a spot start here. He made his Dodgers debut on April 23 at the Giants and pitched pretty well, allowing five hits and one run over 5.2 innings, striking out five. Only two Marlins have ever faced him as a big leaguer: Gordon is 2-for-3 and Michael Morse is 1-for-3. Gordon has been dealing with a leg problem but should play. The Marlins are thrilled with that trade because Gordon has been spectacular, batting a big-league best .439 to go with 12 steals (second in the NL) entering Monday. He increased his hitting streak to a big-league best 13 games on Sunday against the Giants.

Key MLB Betting Trends

LA Dodgers is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Dodgers’s last 5 games
LA Dodgers is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 15 of LA Dodgers’s last 21 games at home
LA Dodgers is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Miami
Miami is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Miami’s last 16 games on the road
Miami is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing LA Dodgers
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami’s last 5 games when playing LA Dodgers
Miami is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers

My Betting Prediction

This should have some special meaning to Haren. That sometimes can lead to jitters and a bad start but I think he will be dialed in. Take Miami and the under.