St. Louis Cardinals vs. Miami Marlins - 8/14/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Marlins (46-68) at St. Louis Cardinals (73-41)
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: FS-Florida, FS-Midwest
The St. Louis Cardinals and the Miami Marlins face off on Friday at Busch Stadium for game one of their MLB series.
The St. Louis Cardinals have put away the competition in the regular season with the best overall record in baseball. The Cardinals are 7-3 in their last 10 games, 42-17 at home, and they are six games ahead of the Cardinals in the AL Central. As a team the Cardinals are hitting .254 with Jason Heyward hitting .289, Yadier Molina hitting .283, and Jhonny Peralta hitting .281. The Cardinals pitching staff has an ERA of 3.91 with the starters at 4.11 and the bullpen at 3.56. For game one against the Marlins the Cardinals start Jaime Garcia who has allowed 43 hits and 13 earned runs while striking out 46 over 66 innings for a 4-4 record and a 1.77 ERA.
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The Miami Marlins are having a tough go of it this season and they have the second worst record in baseball. The Marlins are 4-6 in their last 10 games, 18-38 on the road, and they are 16.5 games back in the NL East. As a team the Marlins are hitting .254 with Dee Gordon hitting .330, Adeiny Hechavarria hitting .278, and Christian Yelich hitting .275. The Marlins pitching staff has an ERA of 3.91 with the starters at 4.11 and the bullpen at 3.56. For game one against the Cardinals the Marlins start Tom Koehler who has allowed 114 hits and 53 earned runs while striking out 91 over 127.1 innings for an 8-9 record and a 3.75 ERA.
St. Louis is 6-2 in their last eight games, 57-20 in their last 77 home games, and 36-15 in game one of a series. Miami is 5-13 in their last 18 games, 0-5 against a team with a winning record, and 1-5 in Koehler’s last six starts. Miami is 2-6 in their last eight games in St. Louis.
We have the best against one of the worst with the better team at home making the Cardinals an easy choice here.