Marlins vs. Giants - 8/8/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Giants (63-48) at Miami Marlins (59-52)
MLB Baseball: Monday, August 8, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Marlins Park)
J Cueto (13-3) (2.73) vs. J Fernandez (12-6) (2.87)
The Line: Miami Marlins -147 / San Francisco Giants +137 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
The San Francisco Giants and Miami Marlins begin a three-game series Monday night.
The San Francisco Giants look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Giants have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The San Francisco Giants offense has been hit or miss lately, and they’ve lost five of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Brandon Belt leads San Francisco with 107 hits, Buster Posey has 52 RBI and Brandon Crawford has 10 home runs. Johnny Cueto gets the nod, and he’s 13-3 with a 2.73 ERA and 141 strikeouts this season. Cueto is 4-2 with a 4.18 ERA and 39 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.
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The Miami Marlins also look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Marlins have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The Miami Marlins offense continues to produce, and they’ve won eight of their last 12 games when scoring more than three runs. Martin Prado leads Miami with 134 hits, Christian Yelich has 63 RBI and Giancarlo Stanton has 24 home runs. Jose Fernandez takes the hill, and he’s 12-6 with a 2.87 ERA and 192 strikeouts this season. Fernandez is 1-1 with a 5.25 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The Giants are 0-7 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series and 17-5 in Cuetos last 22 starts. The Marlins are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 40-18 in Fernandezs last 58 starts. The Giants are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Miami.
There's a lot of rules in baseball and one of them is you don't bet against Fernandez at home. The dude rarely ever loses when he pitches in Miami. Give me the Marlins and the reasonable price with their ace on the hill.