Marlins at Diamondbacks - 7/20/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Marlins (38-53) at Arizona Diamondbacks (42-47)
MLB Baseball: Monday, July 20, 2015 at 9:40 pm (Chase Field)
D Phelps (4-5) (3.86) vs. R De La Rosa (6-5) (5.06)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -132 / Miami Marlins +122 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-FL, FSN-AZ
The Miami Marlins and Arizona Diamondbacks begin a three-game series Monday night.
The Miami Marlins need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Marlins have scored 11 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Marlins have lost seven of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Adeiny Hechavarria leads Miami with 92 hits and 36 RBI while Martin Prado and Christian Yelich have combined for 46 RBI. The Miami Marlins have lost seven straight road games. Mat Latos gets the ball, and he’s 3-6 with a 4.90 ERA and 67 strikeouts this season. Latos is 4-1 with a 3.32 ERA and 67 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks need a win after losing six straight games. The Diamondbacks have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Diamondbacks have won five of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Paul Goldschmidt leads Arizona with and 111 hits and 72 RBI while A.J. Pollock David Peralta have combined for 83 RBI. The Arizona Diamondbacks have lost four straight home games. Rubby De La Rosa takes the hill, and he’s 6-5 with a 5.06 ERA and 99 strikeouts this season. De La Rosa is 1-0 with a 2.45 ERA and six strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.
The Marlins are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. National League West and 8-20 in their last 28 games as an underdog. The Diamondbacks are 6-1 in their last 7 vs. a team with a losing record and 0-4 in De La Rosas last 4 starts. The Marlins are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Arizona and 0-4 in the last 4 meetings overall.
The Marlins are playing with a batting lineup that includes pretty much just one or two guys from their opening day roster. Miami is a banged up team that's showing no signs of improving. I like Arizona to snap its losing streak and pickup a big W.