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Miami Marlins vs. Cincinnati Reds 8/1/14 MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction

Cincinnati Reds (53-55) at Miami Marlins (53-55)

MLB Baseball: Friday, August 1, 2014 at 7:10 pm (Marlins Park)

Mat Latos (R) (2-3) (3.309) vs. Jacob Turner (R) (4-4) (5.677)

The Line: Miami Marlins -102 / Cincinnati Reds -108 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-Florida, FS-Ohio

The Miami Marlins and the Cincinnati Reds face off on Friday in Miami for game two of their series.

The Miami Marlins had been playing well recently but they lost for the second time in a row on Thursday. Giancarlo Stanton hit a home run and Christian Yellich and Casey MCGehee each had hits as the marlins scored one run on five hits. Starting pitcher Tom Koehler allowed five hits and two runs while striking out three over 7.0 innings to take the loss and fall to 7-8 for the season. For Friday’s game the marlins start Jacob Turner who has won his last two starts. For the season Turner has allowed 97 hits and 47 earned runs while striking out 52 over 74.1 innings for a 4-6 record and a 5.69 ERA.

Miami Marlins vs. Cincinnati Reds 8/1/14 MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction

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The Cincinnati Reds have struggled since the All Star Break but they got the win on Thursday in Miami. Brayan Pena had two hits and Ryan Ludwick and Zack Cosart each had hits as the Reds scored three hits on seven runs. Starting pitcher Johnny Cueto allowed four hits and a run while striking out nine over 7.0 innings to get the win to go to 12-6 for the season and Aroldis Chapman earned his 24th save. For Friday’s game the Reds start Mat Latos who has lost his last two starts. For the season Latos has allowed 35 hits and 19 earned runs while striking out 32 over 51.2 innings for a 2-3 record and a 3.31 ERA.

Miami is 9-4 in their last 13 games, 2-6 following a loss, and 2-7 in Turner’s last nine home starts. Cincinnati is 4-10 in their last 14 games, 2-9 in their last 11 road games, and 2-6 in Latos’ last eight road starts. Cincinnati has won their last seven games against Miami.

The Reds simply don’t hit without Votto and Phillips in the lineup and they only seem to when Cueto pitches and he isn’t going here. 

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Miami Marlins -102

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