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    The Los Angeles Dodgers (74-46) host the Miami Marlins (63-59) at 10:10 PM ET on Friday in a matchup of two of MLB’s most consistent hitters. Freddie Freeman has a batting average of .340 (second in MLB) for the favored Dodgers (-139), and Luis Arraez ranks first in MLB play hitting .361 this season for the underdog Marlins (+117). Los Angeles’ Tony Gonsolin starts against Miami’s Sandy Alcantara.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Dodgers vs. Marlins

    • Game Day: Friday, August 18, 2023
    • Game Time: 10:10 PM ET
    • Location: Los Angeles, California
    • Stadium: Dodger Stadium
    Dodgers vs Marlins Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Dodgers -139 8.5

    How Do I Watch the Dodgers vs. the Marlins?

    • TV Channel: SportsNet LA

    Dodgers Stats & Trends

    Dodgers Batting

    • The Dodgers average 1.6 home runs per game to rank second in baseball with 189 total home runs.
    • Los Angeles has the 12th-ranked batting average in the majors (.253).
    • The Dodgers rank third in baseball with an on-base percentage of .339.
    • Los Angeles strikes out 8.4 times per game to rank 14th in the majors.
    • The Dodgers average 1.6 homers per game when playing at home this season (99 total in home contests).
    • Los Angeles is slugging .465 with 3.5 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • At home this season the club averages 8.5 hits per game and is batting .257.

    Dodgers Key Batters

    • Freeman has 162 hits and an OBP of .418 to go with a slugging percentage of .587. All three of those stats are best among Los Angeles hitters this season. He has a .340 batting average, as well.
    • Among the qualified batters in the majors, his batting average ranks second, his on-base percentage ranks second, and he is third in slugging.
    • Mookie Betts has 32 doubles, a triple, 31 home runs and 70 walks. He’s batting .295 and slugging .579 with an on-base percentage of .394.
    • His batting average ranks 13th among qualified players, his on-base percentage seventh, and his slugging percentage fourth.
    • Betts has picked up at least one hit in six games in a row. During his last 10 games he is hitting .390 with three doubles, two home runs, four walks and 11 RBI.
    • Will Smith has collected 94 base hits, an OBP of .376 and a slugging percentage of .465 this season.
    • Max Muncy has 28 home runs, 76 RBI and a batting average of .194 this season.

    Marlins Stats & Trends

    Marlins Batting

    • The Marlins rank 28th in Major League Baseball with just 115 home runs as a team.
    • Miami ranks third in MLB with a .261 team batting average.
    • The Marlins have the 17th-ranked on-base percentage in MLB this season (.317).
    • Miami is one of the best teams in baseball at making contact this season, ranking sixth with an average of eight strikeouts per game.
    • They’ve hit 64 homers, an average of 1.1 per game, in 58 road contests this season.
    • Miami is slugging .393 in 58 road games this season.
    • In 58 road games this season, they have a batting average of .247 while averaging 8.6 base hits per contest.

    Marlins Key Batters

    • Arraez has put up a .404 on-base percentage and a .465 slugging percentage, both team-best averages for the Marlins. He’s batting .361.
    • Including all the qualifying hitters in the big leagues, his batting average ranks first, his on-base percentage ranks fourth, and he is 43rd in slugging.
    • Jorge Soler is hitting .242 with 20 doubles, 30 home runs and 54 walks. He’s slugging .501 with an on-base percentage of .333.
    • His batting average is 107th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage is 64th, and he is 21st in slugging.
    • Bryan De La Cruz is hitting .260 with 27 doubles, 16 home runs and 33 walks.
    • Josh Bell is batting .244 with 22 doubles, 16 home runs and 49 walks.

    Dodgers vs. Marlins Probable Pitchers

    Tony Gonsolin (LAD) Pitcher Sandy Alcantara (MIA)
    8 – 4 W/L 5 – 10
    99.2 IP 158.1
    4.24 ERA 4.15
    1.144 WHIP 1.181
    7.2 K/9 7.7
    3.3 BB/9 2.3

    Dodgers vs. Marlins Injury Updates

    • Dodgers: Jonny Deluca: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Yency Almonte: 15 Day IL (Knee), Joe Kelly: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Michael Grove: 15 Day IL (Lat), Dustin May: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Shelby Miller: 60 Day IL (Neck), Jake Marisnick: 60 Day IL (Hamstring), Daniel Hudson: 60 Day IL (Knee), Tyler Cyr: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Jimmy Nelson: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Walker Buehler: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Álex Reyes: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), J.P. Feyereisen: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Blake Treinen: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Gavin Lux: 60 Day IL (Knee), J.D. Martínez: day-to-day (Groin)
    • Marlins: Huascar Brazoban: 15 Day IL (Hamstring), JT Chargois: 15 Day IL (Rib), Matt Barnes: 60 Day IL (Hip), Trevor Rogers: 60 Day IL (Forearm ), Jonathan Davis: 60 Day IL (Knee), Tommy Nance: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Max Meyer: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Anthony Bender: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

    Recent Scores and Betting Lines for the Dodgers and Marlins (Last 10 Games)

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