MLB Expert Predictions: Our Staff’s Favorite Wednesday Bets, Including Pirates-Angels

Aug 14, 2019 09:00 AM EDT
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  • Our experts detail their favorite bets for Wednesday's MLB slate, including Pirates at Angels (8:07 p.m. ET) and Cardinals at Royals (8:15 p.m. ET).

Collin Wilson: Los Angeles Dodgers at Miami Marlins

Clayton Kershaw (11-2, 2.77 ERA) vs. Elieser Hernandez (2-4, 4.94 ERA)

  • Dodgers Moneyline: -280
  • Marlins Moneyline: +255
  • Over/Under: 8
  • First pitch: 7:10 p.m. ET

When Clayton Kershaw takes the mound, it’s expected there will be a minimum number of runs from the opposing team. The southpaw will be helped by a Marlins team that is dead last in wRC+ and ISO against left-handers. The Dodgers are one of the best hitting teams in the league, but Miami starting pitcher Elieser Hernandez will look for continued success.

Hernandez threw six innings with seven strikeouts against the Braves in his last outing. The Marlins’ 24-year-old did not issue a walk and continues to benefit from a BABIP of .256.

And finally, the umpire rotation indicates Hernandez and Kershaw should keep steady in their strikeout rates. Ron Kulpa will be behind the dish in Miami: He brings a lifetime 172-130 record for under bettors, winning them +28.22 units.

The PICK: Under 8

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