Diamondbacks vs. Marlins - 6/11/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Marlins (32-29) at Arizona Diamondbacks (26-37)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 10:10 pm (Chase Field)
J Fernandez (9-2) (2.29) vs. Zack Godley
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks / Miami Marlins --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Miami Marlins and Arizona Diamondbacks square off late Saturday night.
The Miami Marlins look for another win after winning seven of their last 12 games. The Marlins have scored 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Miami Marlins offense is heating up again, and they’ve won 10 of their last 13 games when scoring more than three runs. Marcell Ozuna leads Miami with 75 hits, Christian Yelich has 28 RBI and Giancarlo Stanton has 12 home runs. Jose Fernandez gets the nod, and he’s 9-2 with a 2.29 ERA and 110 strikeouts this season. Fernandez is 2-1 with a 3.72 ERA and 22 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Diamondbacks have allowed 14 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have an ERA of 4.71 and have lost eight straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jean Segura leads Arizona with 73 hits, Paul Goldschmidt has 37 RBI and Jake Lamb has 11 home runs. Zack Godley takes the hill, and he was 5-1 with a 3.19 ERA and 34 strikeouts last season. This will be Godley’s first career game against the Marlins.
The Marlins are 7-15 in their last 22 Saturday games and 39-16 in Fernandezs last 55 starts. The Diamondbacks are 4-11 in their last 15 Saturday games and 1-4 in their last 5 home games. The Marlins are 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
I simply don't pick against Fernandez, as he's one of the top pitchers in baseball and is proving that this season. Also, the Diamondbacks continue to be in one of their slumps and are throwing Godley on the hill, who hasn't pitched since last season. Miami wins again.