Red Sox at Marlins - 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. D Phelps (4-8) (4.35)
The Line: Miami Marlins / Boston Red Sox --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: NESN, FSFL
The Boston Red Sox and Miami Marlins begin a two-game series Tuesday night.
The Boston Red Sox look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Red Sox have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Red Sox have won five of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Xander Bogaerts leads Boston with 128 hits and 53 RBI while David Ortiz and Hanley Ramirez have combined for 118 RBI. The Boston Red Sox have lost five of their last eight road games. Steven Wright gets the ball, and he’s 5-4 with a 4.12 ERA and 48 strikeouts this season. This will be Wright’s first career game against the Marlins.
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The Miami Marlins need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Marlins have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Marlins have won five of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Dee Gordon leads Miami with 134 hits and 29 RBI while Adeiny Hechavarria and Martin Prado have combined for 74 RBI. The Miami Marlins have lost five of their last six home games. Justin Nicolino takes the hill, and he’s 1-1 with a 4.09 ERA and four strikeouts this season. This will be Nicolino’s first career game against the Red Sox.
The Red Sox are 4-1 in their last 5 interleague games and 0-4 in their last 4 games following an off day. The Marlins are 4-0 in their last 4 interleague home games and 1-7 in their last 8 home games. The Red Sox are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Miami and 19-7 in the last 26 meetings overall.
I'm pretty much done giving the Marlins a chance, as this team is depressed and waiting for the offseason to arrive. Give me the more talented team in the Red Sox.