Dodgers Vs. Marlins 07/05/21: Odds And MLB Betting Trends
Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Will Smith receives a throw at home plate
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The red-hot Los Angeles Dodgers (53-31) are taking a season-high nine-game winning streak to Miami for the first of four games against the Marlins (35-47) on Monday. Los Angeles completed a four-game sweep of the Washington Nationals on Sunday and hopes to extend its winning streak after opening as a -170 road favorite at sportsbooks monitored by for the series opener at Miami (how the moneyline works).

The Dodgers beat the Nationals 5-1 as -135 favorites in their latest game, winning all four in the series by two runs or more, with the UNDER cashing three times. In fact, the UNDER has gone 8-1-1 in their last 10 games overall. The UNDER is also on a 2-0 run in this series with the Marlins after the OVER cashed in the previous six. The past three meetings were played in Los Angeles, with the home team winning twice.

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Miami has dropped eight of the previous 10 games between the teams dating back to 2018 and is also coming off a series loss to the Atlanta Braves over the weekend. The Marlins lost two of three to the Braves following an 8-7 setback in 10 innings as +160 road underdogs at sports betting sites on Sunday.

For this series, Miami will send its best starting pitcher to the mound in the opener, as Trevor Rogers (7-5, 2.14 ERA) will face Walker Buehler (8-1, 2.35) for the visitors. However, the Marlins have struggled with Rogers on the hill recently, losing his last three outings and scoring only one run each time.

Meanwhile, Buehler bounced back nicely from his lone loss of the season, giving up one run and three hits in 6.2 innings of a 3-1 win over the San Francisco Giants, walking one and striking out seven. The Dodgers have won five of his last six starts.

The final three games of the series also favor a Los Angeles team that trails San Francisco by just a half-game for the National League West division lead. Tony Gonsolin (1-0, 2.81 ERA) will get the ball for the Dodgers on Tuesday followed by Julio Urias (10-3, 3.81 ERA) and Clayton Kershaw (9-7, 3.39 ERA).

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