Upset Alert: Add Miami to your MLB Picks as Marlins Look to Sweep vs. Dodgers

Charles Stark

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 5:08 PM UTC

Wednesday, May. 13, 2015 5:08 PM UTC

After getting hammered for the 2nd straight time I am backing the Miami Marlins in a rare back to back play for me to beat the L.A. Dodgers. There is great value today on the plus money line MLB odds.


The line is a bit telling
The Marlins have come out at +135 on the MLB betting odds in this spot. That number seems to just scream the Dodgers who you can get at around-155, but with Jarred Cosart on the mound the Marlins are in a good spot to pull the upset. This is rare play for me because I backed the Marlins yesterday, but I am going to go with what I consider the best play on the board and take them again in this spot to avoid the sweep.


Cosart vs. Frias
Carlos Frias has pitched great so far this season, he comes in with a 2.13 ERA and a WHIP of 1.18 in 12 innings, career wise though his ERA is over 5.00 and WHIP of 1.22 in 45 innings, not a lot to work with.  He has shined so far but in my opinion it is only a matter of time before he starts getting knocked around a little bit more than he has been so far this season.  I really like Jarred Cosart, he comes in with a 3.67 ERA and 1.11 WHIP, career wise he comes in with an ERA of 3.31 and a WHIP of 1.33 in 274 innings.  He is a really good bounce back pitcher and after allowing 4 earned runs in 4 innings his last time out I look for him to come out and pitch a very solid game against the Dodgers.

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Final thoughts
The Dodgers are crushing the ball right now and are in the top ten in the majors in every important offensive category. Miami ranks mostly in the middle of the pack but they have enough to come against a still unproven pitcher in Frias and get enough to get the win. This is still good value on Cosart who has good enough stuff to keep a hot Dodgers team in check, so add Marlins to your MLB picks tonight.

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