Miami Marlins vs. Cincinnati Reds - 7/12/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cincinnati Reds (39-45) at Miami Marlins (36-51)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 1:10 pm (Marlins Park)
J Cueto (6-5) (2.61) vs. D Haren (6-5) (3.34)
The Line: Miami Marlins +120 / Cincinnati Reds -130 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Ohio, FS-Florida
The Cincinnati Reds conclude the first half of 2015 in South Florida with the Miami Marlins.
The Cincinnati Reds appear to be going nowhere fast unless they suddenly go on a long hot streak. No winning streak began in Saturday’s one sided 14-3 defeat where neither the arms or bats were strong. Starter Raisel Iglesius took the loss with five runs plated over 4.1 frames with Manny Parra charged with five more runs and Pedro Villarreal with three. The Reds eight hit, three walk attack fell well short with Eugenio Suerez going solo while Skip Schumaker and Todd Frazier knocked in runs.Johnny Cueto looks to continue his torrid work on the mound in his first start versus Miami. Cueto was dominant last time out in a 5-0 win at Washington with a complete game two hitter with eleven strikeouts.
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The Miami Marlins have their work cut out for them if they expect to challenge in the National League East. The Marlins took another positive step Saturday and have won four of five with solid pitching and outstanding offense carrying the day. Adam Conley gave up a pair of runs on five hits to pick up the win while the bats pounded Cincy pitching for 21 hits. JT Realmuto homered, drove in four and scored two times with Cole Gillespie going deep with two RBI’s and a pair of runs. Casey McGehee, Christian Yelich and Justin Bour each knocked in two with every starter scoring or driving in runs or doing both. Dan Haren draws the starting assignment against Cincinnati for the second time on the year. Haren did not get a decision in a 4-3 loss at Boston with a run allowed on six hits over six innings.
Cincinnati are 3-10 in their last 13 Sunday games and the under is 8-3 in their last 11 games as a favorite while the Reds are 25-56 in their last 81 road games. The under is 9-0 in Miami’s last 9 Sunday games. Cincinnati are 8-2 in the last 10 meetings in Miami and are 12-5 in the last 17 meetings. Despite the Marlins huge day at the plate Saturday I’ll back Cueto who is one of the best…