Friday MLB Odds Preview: Dodgers at Miami
With the All-Star Break over the MLB season resumes Friday night with the MLB-best Los Angeles Dodgers on the road against the Miami Marlins.
The Dodgers owned a 61-29 record at the break, and they’ll look to Brandon McCarthy (6-3, 3.12) to add another win to the total. The Marlins counter with Dan Straily (7-4, 3.31)
The Dodgers entered the break having won six straight games. In McCarthy’s last start he had to settle for a no-decision despite holding the Kansas City Royals to two runs in six innings. In one start against the Marlins this season he picked up a win after allowing one run on three hits in six innings.
Miami is a surprising 5-1 in their last six and Straily was superb in his last start, holding the Giants to one run over 8 1-3 innings to earn the win. He faced the Dodgers in May and earned a win after giving up three runs on four hits with eight strikeouts over 5 2-3 innings.
The Dodgers took three of four from the Marlins earlier this season, but in their last nine games in Miami they’re only 4-5. Los Angeles is a -129 favorite for Friday's game at the Bovada Sportsbook.
Also on Friday the AL-best Houston Astros host the Minnesota Twins. Houston ended the first half with a 19-1 rout over the Toronto Blue Jays. They’re 6-2 in their last eight and have been scoring a ton of runs leading to an 8-0-1 OVER record for totals bettors in their last nine.
Minnesota lost their last two games before the break and three of five and will be looking to turn things around with Jose Berrios (8-2, 3.53) on the mound. Houston will go with Charlie Morton (6-3, 3.82).
Berrios delivered a win over the Baltimore Orioles in his last start after giving up four runs on seven hits in six innings. He faced Houston in May and was tagged with the loss after surrendering four runs on five hits with four walks in five innings.
Morton limited Toronto to one run on four hits in six innings in his last start. He has only faced Minnesota once in his career, allowing three runs in 5 2-3 innings in a no-decision.
The Twins are listed as a +144 underdog for Friday at the Bovada Sportsbook. When Berrios is on the mound and Minnesota is listed as an underdog this season they are 0-4.
Earlier this season Houston swept a three-game series against Minnesota, outscoring them 40-16. Overall the Astros have won six straight against the Twins and eight of their last nine.