Marlins at Blue Jays - 6/8/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Marlins (23-33) at Toronto Blue Jays (27-30)
MLB Baseball: Monday, June 8, 2015 at 7:07 pm (Rogers Centre)
B Hand (1-1) (4.23) vs. M Estrada (2-3) (3.77)
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -145 / Miami Marlins +135 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-FL, RSN
The Miami Marlins and Toronto Blue Jays begin a three-game series Monday night.
The Miami Marlins look for a win after winning six of their last nine games. The Marlins have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Marlins have won five of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Dee Gordon leads Miami with 87 hits and 16 RBI while Giancarlo Stanton and Adeiny Hechavarria have combined for 72 RBI. The Miami Marlins have won four of their last six road games. Brad Hand gets the nod, and he’s 1-1 with a 4.24 ERA and 22 strikeouts this season. This will be Hand’s first career game against the Blue Jays.
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The Toronto Blue Jays look to build on their five-game winning streak. The Blue Jays have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last seven games. The Blue Jays have won 10 of their last 11 games when scoring more than three runs. Josh Donaldson leads Toronto with 70 hits and 40 RBI while Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion have combined for 69 RBI. The Toronto Blue Jays have won six of their last seven home games. Marco Estrada takes the hill, and he’s 2-3 with a 3.77 ERA and 38 strikeouts this season. Estrada is 1-2 with a 6.44 ERA and 31 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.
The Marlins are 2-6 in their last 8 during game 1 of a series and 0-4 in Hands last 4 road starts. The Blue Jays are 6-2 in their last 8 interleague games as a favorite and 1-5 in Estradas last 6 starts. The Marlins are 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in Toronto and 9-2 in the last 11 meetings overall.
I like the over in this matchup, as both teams are putting runs up lately and should continue in this ballpark. I expect double-digit runs in this matchup.