Miami Marlins vs. Cincinnati Reds - 7/9/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cincinnati Reds (32-55) at Miami Marlins (45-41)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 4:10 pm (Marlins Park)
John Lamb (1-5) (5.43) vs. Adam Conley (5-5) (3.65)
The Line: Miami Marlins -192 / Cincinnati Reds +182 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Cincinnati Reds remain in the Sunshine State to face the Miami Marlins in Saturday action.
The Cincinnati Reds have already been labeled as spoilers and they could easily destroy the playoff hopes of several teams. The Reds had won back to back contests but didn’t have enough at the plate in a 3-1 loss at Miami on Friday night. Cinci starter Daniel Strailey allowed all three runs on six hits and a pair of BB over six frames to fall to 4-6. Cincinnati was held to six hits with Adam Duvall driving in Josh Hamilton with the only run. Left hander John Lamb toes the rubber against the Astros for the first time in his career. Lamb was hit hard last time out in a 12-1 loss at Washington with eight runs scored over 4.1 innings.
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The Miami Marlins are not even playing .500 baseball the last few weeks and the result was dropping to third in the National League East. The Marlins had plenty of firepower on the mound and just enough at the plate to upend visiting Cincinnati and move closer to second in the division with the Mets losing. Fish starter Jose Fernandez allowed the lone run on six hits through seven innings to improve to 11-4. Miami managed seven hits and two walks with Christian Yelich going deep with two RBI’s and two runs scored. The Marlins turn to Adam Conley for Saturday’s outing versus Cincinnati who he saw once in 2015. Conley comes off of a 5-2 win at Atlanta with four hits allowed in six scoreless frames.
Cincinnati are 15-36 in their last 51 road games and are 33-68 in their last 101 overall while going 33-68 in their last 101 games on grass. The over is 9-3 in Miami’s last 12 overall and is 9-3 in their last 12 on grass while the under is 6-2 in Conley’s last 8 home starts. I’m not thrilled backing Conley but hopefully the Miami bats help out…