MLB Betting Preview

Florida Marlins at Los Angeles Dodgers
Thursday, 10:10 pm Eastern


SBG Global Opening Line: Dodgers - 154 , Total 8.5 Under -120

Josh Johnson will make his season debut for the Florida Marlins on Thursday as the takes the mound at Los Angeles. Johnson underwent Tommy John surgery last August and is making his first start since that time. He pitched eight scoreless innings in his final rehab start. He is 1-1 in his career against the Dodgers but has a high 9.00 ERA. SBG Global reports that early MLB betting has the public taking Dodgers at Home.

Chan Ho Park gets the start for the Dodgers on Thursday. He is a surprising 4-2 with a 2.36 ERA this season. He took Brad Penny’s spot in the rotation when Penny went on the DL and has pitched much better than Penny did. In his last start he allowed only one run on three hits in six innings. His ERA as a starter this season is just above one.

Here are the MLB betting stats for Thursday’s game. The Marlins are 2-5 in their last 7 games as a road underdog. The Marlins are 0-4 in their last 4 Thursday games. The Marlins are 0-4 in Johnson’s last 4 starts as an underdog. The Marlins are 0-6 in Johnson’s last 6 starts overall. The Marlins are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings between the two teams.

SBG Global Current Line: Dodgers - 145 , Total 8.5 Flat

The Dodgers are 4-1 in their last 5 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Dodgers are 6-2 in their last 8 overall. The Dodgers are 2-5 in their last 7 vs. the National League East.

The Over is 5-1 in the Marlins last 6 vs. the National League West. The Over is 4-1 in the Marlins last 5 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Under is 8-3 in the Marlins last 11 Thursday games. The Over is 21-8-5 in the Marlins last 34 games as an underdog. The Over is 20-8-4 in the Marlins last 32 road games vs. a right-handed starter. The Over is 36-15-6 in the Marlins last 57 overall. The Over is 6-1 in Johnson’s last 7 starts overall. The Over is 5-2 in Johnson’s last 7 starts as a road underdog.

The Under is 8-1 in the Dodgers last 9 home games. The Under is 6-1 in the Dodgers last 7 home games vs. a right-handed starter. The Over is 9-3 in the Dodgers last 12 Thursday games. The Under is 12-4 in the Dodgers last 16 overall. The Over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Los Angeles between the two teams and the Over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings overall.

Pick Dodgers 3 units