On May 8, 2024, a compelling MLB matchup is set to take place as the Miami Marlins visit Dodger Stadium to challenge the Los Angeles Dodgers, with the first pitch scheduled for 3:10 PM under scattered clouds. The Marlins will send Ryan Weathers to the mound, who carries a 4.542 ERA, while the Dodgers counter with Gavin Stone and his 4.065 ERA.\n\nIn the battle for standings within the NL East, the Marlins occupy the 15th spot, demonstrating a challenging season with only 6 wins against 24 losses. Their performance in the division hasn’t been any brighter, with a dismal 1-9 record. Recently, they’ve struggled even more, going 2-8 in their last 10 outings and suffering from a seven-game losing streak. On the home and away front, the Marlins have recorded paltry results with only 2 wins at home and 4 on the road. Despite playing slightly better in daytime games with 4 wins, they’ve managed just 2 wins in nighttime encounters, tallying a total of 104 runs but giving up 168.\n\nMeanwhile, the Dodgers are positioned third in the NL West with a record of 19-12, reflecting a more favorable 0.613 winning percentage. They lead their division with a 6-3 intra-division record and have a current momentum from a recent victory. With a balanced performance both at home (9-8) and away (10-4), the Dodgers also show a preference for night games, securing 12 victories as opposed to 7 in day games. The team has scored 166 runs while conceding 124 runs this season.\n\nThe betting odds for today’s game suggest a competitive scenario. The Dodgers are favored with a -1.5 point spread and a moneyline of -283, reflecting their stronger season performance and home advantage. The over/under for the game is set at 9.0, indicating expectations for a moderately high-scoring game. The Marlins, with an underdog status, are at an away team moneyline of +227, appealing to bettors looking for a potentially lucrative payout should an upset occur.