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Marlins at Cardinals - 8/14/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Miami Marlins (46-68) at St. Louis Cardinals (73-40)

MLB Baseball: Friday, August 14, 2015 at 8:15 pm (Busch Stadium)

D Phelps (4-8) (4.35) vs. J Garcia (4-4) (1.77)

The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -200 / Miami Marlins +185 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSFL, FSMW

The Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals begin a three-game series Friday night.

The Miami Marlins look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Marlins have scored 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Marlins have won four of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Dee Gordon leads Miami with 139 hits and 32 RBI while Adeiny Hechavarria and Christian Yelich have combined for 75 RBI. The Miami Marlins have lost six of their last seven road games. Tom Koehler gets the ball, and he’s 8-9 with a 3.75 ERA and 91 strikeouts this season. Koehler is 1-1 with a 11.17 ERA and eight strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.

Marlins at Cardinals - 8/14/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The St. Louis Cardinals look to keep rolling after winning six of their last eight games. The Cardinals have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last six games. The Cardinals have won four of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Jhonny Peralta leads St. Louis with 121 hits and 56 RBI while Jason Heyward and Kolten Wong have combined for 87 RBI. The St. Louis Cardinals have won five of their last seven home games. Jaime Garcia takes the hill, and he’s 4-4 with a 1.77 ERA and 46 strikeouts this season. Garcia is 1-0 with a 1.59 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.

The Marlins are 16-35 in their last 51 games as an underdog and 1-5 in Koehlers last 6 starts. The Cardinals are 7-2 in their last 9 vs. National League East and 5-2 in Garcias last 7 starts with 5 days of rest. The Marlins are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in St. Louis and 0-4 in the last 4 meetings overall.

Both teams are putting solid runs on the board as of late and the over is 6-1 in the Marlins last seven games. I think this line is a tad bit too low, which is why I'm siding with the over and avoiding the insane price tag.

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Over 7.5

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