Miami Marlins vs. Boston Red Sox - 8/11/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (50-62) at Miami Marlins (44-68)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Marlins Park)
S Wright (5-4) (4.12) vs. J Nicolino (1-1) (4.09)
The Line: Miami Marlins -106 / Boston Red Sox -104 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Florid, NESN
The Miami Marlins and the Boston Red Sox face off on Tuesday at Marlins Park for game one of their MLB interleague series.
The Miami Marlins have struggled badly and they have the worst overall record in baseball. The Marlins are 2-8 in their last 10 games, 26-30 at home, and they are 15.5 games behind the Mets in the NL East standings. As a team the Marlins are hitting .251 with Adeiny Hechavarria hitting .276, Christian Yelich hitting .275, and Martin Prado hitting .268. The Marlins pitching staff has an ERA of 3.90 with the starters at 4.06 and the bullpen at 3.59. For game one against the Red Sox the Marlins start Justin Nicolino who has allowed 10 hits and five runs while striking out four over 11 innings for a 1-1 record and a 4.09 ERA.
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The Boston Red Sox are buried in last place in the AL East standings as they play out a disappointing season. The Red Sox are 6-4 in their last 10 games, 23-34 on the road, and they are 12 games behind the Yankees in the American League East standings. As a team the Red Sox are hitting .257 with Xander Bogaerts hitting .311, Brock Holt hitting .276, and Hanley Ramirez hitting .262. The Red Sox pitching staff has an ERA of 4.53 with the starters at 4.82 and the bullpen at 4.02. For game one in Miami the Red Sox start Steven Wright who has allowed 62 hits and 31 earned runs while striking out 48 over 67.2 innings for a 5-4 record 4.12 ERA.
Miami is 2-5 in their last seven games one of a series, 3-13 in their last 16 games, and 1-7 in their last eight home games. Boston is 4-1 in their last five interleague games, 2-5 in their last seven road games against a team with a losing home record, and 2-7 in their last nine games following a win. Boston is 19-7 in their last 26 games in Miami.
Neither of these teams are inspiring at this point but it is a slight lean to the home team.