Los Angeles Angels vs. Miami Marlins 8/25/14 Free MLB Pick and Odds
Miami Marlins (64-64) at Los Angeles Angels (76-52)
MLB Baseball: Monday, August 25, 2014 at 10:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
Jarred Cosart (R) (10-7) (4.036) vs. Wade LeBlanc (L) (0-0) (0.00)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -134 / Miami Marlins +124 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-West, FS-Florida
The Los Angeles Angels and the Miami Marlins face off on Monday in game one of their interleague series.
The Los Angles Angels lead the AL West and have the best record in baseball. The Angels are 41-23 at home, 7-3 in their last 10 games, and they are coming off of a big win o Sunday. As a team the Angels are hitting .259 with Kole Calhoun hitting .289, Mike Trout hitting .287, and Albert Pujols hitting .272. The Angels pitching staff has an ERA of 3.58 with the starters at 3.65 and the bullpen at 3.45. For game one against the Marlins the Angels start Wade LeBlanc who makes his second stint with the Angels this season. LeBlanc has been with six teams in four years and hasn’t made a start this season while not having an ERA below 5.00 in 4 years.
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The Miami Marlins are four games out in the NL Wildcard race with time running out. The Marlins are 27-34 on the road, 5-5 in their last 10 games, and they have lost their last two games. As a team the Marlins are hitting .252 with Giancarlo Stanton hitting .299, Casey McGehee hitting .295, and Christian Yellich hitting .289. The Marlins pitching staff has an ERA of 3.82 with the starters at 4.08 and the bullpen at 3.34. For game one against the Angels the Marlins start Jarred Cosart who was acquired from Houston in a trade. For the season Cosart has allowed 13 hits and 5 earned runs while striking out eight over 18.1 innings for a 1-1 record and a 2.45 ERA.
Los Angeles is 9-3 in their last 12 games, 39-17 in their last 56 home games, and 35-16 against a right-handed starter. Miami is 4-1 against the AL West, 20-8 in their last 28 interleague gams, and 3-7 in their last 10 interleague games against a team with a winning record. Miami is 2-6 in their last eight games against Los Angeles.
The road Sunday Night game followed by the home Monday game hasn’t been a winning formula and I don’t see being one here so my pick is the Marlins.
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