Miami Marlins vs. St. Louis Cardinals - 6/23/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Cardinals (45-24) at Miami Marlins (30-41)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Marlins Park)
C Martinez (7-3) (2.80) vs. J Urena (1-3) (4.17)
The Line: Miami Marlins +125 / St. Louis Cardinals -135 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-1, NESN, YES
The Miami Marlins and the St. Louis Cardinals face off on Tuesday at Marlins Park for game one of their MLB series.
The Miami Marlins are having a rebuilding type of season and they sit in fourth place in the National League East. Miami is 5-5 in their last 10 games, 17-17 at home this season, and they are 7.5 games behind the Nationals in the division standings. As a team the Marlins are hitting .257 with Dee Gordon hitting .356, Adeiny Hechavarria hitting .286, and Marcell Ozuna hitting .272. The marlins pitching staff has an ERA of 3.99 with the starters at 4.08 and the bullpen at 3.84. For game one against the Cardinals the Marlins start Jose Urena who has allowed 33 hits and 15 earned runs while striking out 13 over 32.1 innings for a 1-3 record and a 4.18 ERA.
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The St. Louis continue to lead the National League Central as the chasers haven’t been able to gain much ground on them. The Cardinals are 7-3 in their last 10 games, 19-17 on the road, and they have a six game lead on the Pirates in the NL Central. As a team the Cardinals are hitting .265 with Jhonny Peralta hitting .311, Matt Holliday is hitting .303, and Yadier Molina hitting .295. The Cardinals pitching staff has an ERA of 2.71 with the starters at 2.99 and the bullpen at 2.13. For game one in Miami the Cardinals start Carlos Martinez who has allowed 66 hits and 25 earned runs while striking out 85 over 80.1 innings for a 7-3 record and a 2.80 ERA.
Miami is 5-0 at home in their last five games against a right-handed starter, 9-4 following an off day, and 1-4 in their last five games. St. Louis is 4-0 following an off day, 37-14 as a favorite, and 5-1 in Martinez’s last six starts. St. Louis is 2-5 in their last seven games in Miami.
The total is set at 7.5 and that looks to be a shade to the low side so my free pick in this one is going to be over.