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Dodgers Face Struggling Marlins Thursday Night

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Dodgers Begin 10-game Homestand

The Miami Marlins and the Los Angeles Dodgers will meet on Thursday at Dodger Stadium. The Marlins are a team trying to find an identity, while the Dodgers are trying to find some consistency.

Since opening the season with a 10-8 mark, the Marlins have gone 4-17. They endured a 1-7 record during their recent homestand. The Fish dropped two of three to the Houston Astros to cap it. The Marlins were outscored 22-4 in the three games against Houston. They got blanked 3-0 in the series finale on Wednesday.

The Marlins will pin their hopes on the pitching of right hander Edinson Volquez in this game. Volquez has a 0-5 record and a 4.41 ERA this season. In four of his seven starts Volquez has walked at least four batters. Including eight with nine strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings in a 3-1 setback to the Tampa Bay Rays on May 2. He left that contest with a blister.

The Dodgers will counter with Hyun-Jin Ryu. Left hander Ryu has a 4.99 ERA to go along with a 1-5 record this season. Ryu was hit hard in his last outing. It was on May 11 at Coors Field against the Colorado Rockies. Ryu served up a career-high 10 runs on eight hits in four innings.The Dodgers’ lost that game. He struck out four and issued a career-worst six walks on 101 pitches.

Oddsmakers opened the Dodgers as -183-moneyline favorites versus the Marlins, while the game’s total opened at 8.

The Dodgers were a 6-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the San Francisco Giants. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -178 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

The Marlins were a 3-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Houston Astros. That made winners of bettors who got Houston at -150 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

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