Have the Dodgers righted their ship? They notched a couple of victories over the Mariners this week after losing 15 of their previous 20 games. More importantly, their offense finally showed signs of life with 13 runs during their two-game series versus Seattle. They will continue their homestand this weekend with a three-game set against the Marlins, who are coming off of back-to-back wins over the Arizona Diamondbacks in the desert. Here are a couple of ideal picks for this game on DraftKings Sportsbook.
Moneyline pick: Marlins (+180)
There’s obviously zero juice on picking Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers to win at home tonight (-220). But you shouldn’t view the Marlins as a pushover tonight. They’ll have Sandy Alcantara on the mound, and he has been splendid more often than not this year. He boasts a 2.16 ERA over his last four starts (25 innings). He’ll keep the Marlins in this game as it reaches the later innings, where anything is possible with the Dodgers’ still-shorthanded bullpen.
Player Prop: Max Muncy to hit a home run (+500)
If you believe in home run hot streaks, there are a couple of realistic possibilities in this game. The Marlins’ Jesus Aguilar has been on fire at the plate recently and homered in three consecutive games earlier this week. That run ended Thursday, but he still went 3-for-5 with a double in that game versus Arizona. He is listed at +550 to homer tonight.
However, Aguilar is 0-for-11 in his career versus Kershaw, so I favor a slugger in the other dugout. Muncy has gone deep in each of his last two games. Alcantara has served up a home run in each of his last five starts, and all of them were hit by left-handed batters like Muncy.
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