With only eight games on tap in the MLB on Monday, August 29, this National League duel is certainly one of the most attractive, and here you can get the best Dodgers vs. Marlins betting pick and odds.
Los Angeles and Miami will close a four-game series at LoanDepot Park, and the Dodgers are -263 moneyline favorites on BetOnline Sportsbook, while the total is set at 7 runs. These National League rivals have faced six times this season, and the Dodgers lead 5-1.
Dodgers were in a fine offensive mood in a win against the Marlins
The Los Angeles Dodgers won seven of the previous nine games, including five over the Miami Marlins. First, the Dodgers swept the Marlins in L.A. and then won two of three games of the current series in Miami. One of the biggest contenders for the World Series didn’t have trouble in Game 3, scoring eight runs opposite Miami’s one.
Mookie Betts opened the tilt with a solo homer, his third home run in three games, and the Dodgers recorded 14 hits, while the hosts had just two. Betts, Austin Barnes, and Justin Turner contributed with a couple of RBIs apiece. Julio Urias improved to a 14-7 record after allowing one run on one hit with seven strikeouts and four walks over 6.0 innings of work.
Tony Gonsolin (16-1) will take the mound for the 24th time this year when he faces the Marlins on Monday. The 28-year-old righty is experiencing the best season of his career as he owns a career-low 2.10 ERA, 0.86 WHIP, and 116/35 K/BB ratio in 128.1 innings.
Marlins ineffective against Urias
The Miami Marlins lost seven of the last ten games, five of which came to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Although they responded to the series-opening loss against the Dodgers with a narrow 2-1 victory, the Marlins succumbed to an 8-1 defeat in Game 3.
Miami had just two hits, one of which turned out to be a solo home run by Brian Anderson in the 4th inning. Julio Urias and the Dodgers’ bullpen controlled the Marlins’ lineup very well and deservedly secured a win. Edward Cabrera dropped to a 4-2 record after surrendering six runs on five hits with five strikeouts and three walks across 5.2 innings.
Pablo Lopez (8-8) will start for the 26th time this season when he takes on the Dodgers on Monday. The 26-year-old right-hander has a 3.66 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and 136/42 K/BB ratio in 140.0 innings of work.
- 5-1 in the last six vs. National League East rivals
- 10-2 in the last 12 road games with the total set at 7.0-8.5
- 40-13 in the last 53 games vs. a right-handed starter
- 8-20 in the last 28 home games
- 5-13 in the last 18 games vs. a right-handed starter
- 7-21 in the last 28 games with the total set at 7.0-8.5
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Miami Marlins Odds Pick
The Dodgers and Tony Gonsolin are a match made in heaven this season, and it’s not an overstatement when I say Tony is the Dodgers’ talisman this year. The Dodgers won each of their last eight road games when Gonsolin started, while they are 5-0 in the previous five games with a total between 7 and 8.5 runs when Tony is on the mound. It will be his first start against the Marlins this year – the same goes for Pablo Lopez, but I have no doubt Gonsolin will dominate the Marlins’ batters. Tony won five consecutive games and is the best pitcher in baseball in August.
Pick: Take the Dodgers at -1.5 Run Line (-110)
Pablo Lopez is allowing a .256 batting average to the Dodgers’ batters throughout his career, but in 86 at-bats, he surrendered only one home run (to Trea Turner)! Tony Gonsolin is red hot this month; he kept the rivals to below two runs in each of his fourth starts in August, and something tells me that he is going to continue that trend on Monday. Under is 7-0 in Gonsolin’s last seven starts vs. National League East opponents, Under is 8-2-2 in Miami’s previous 12 home games, while Under is 12-3-2 in the Marlins’ last 17 games vs. a right-handed starter.
Pick: Go Under 7 runs (-110)