Marlins vs. White Sox - 8/14/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago White Sox (56-60) at Miami Marlins (60-56)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 14, 2016 at 1:10 pm (Marlins Park)
C Sale (14-5) (3.16) vs. T Koehler (9-8) (3.83)
The Line: Miami Marlins +128 / Chicago White Sox -138 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago White Sox look to sweep the Miami Marlins Sunday afternoon.
The Chicago White Sox look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The White Sox have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Chicago White Sox offense has picked up recently, and they’ve won four straight games when scoring more than three runs. Jose Abreu leads Chicago with 126 hits, Melky Cabrera has 54 RBI and Todd Frazier has 31 home runs. Chris Sale gets the ball, and he’s 14-5 with a 3.16 ERA and 150 strikeouts this season. This will be Sale’s first career game against the Marlins.
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The Miami Marlins could use a win after losing eight of their last 11 games. The Marlins have allowed 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Miami Marlins have an ERA of 3.96 and have lost six of their last seven games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Martin Prado leads Miami with 140 hits, Christian Yelich has 67 RBI and Marcell Ozuna has 19 home runs. Tom Koehler takes the hill, and he’s 9-8 with a 3.83 ERA and 102 strikeouts this season. This will be Koehler’s second career game against the White Sox.
The White Sox are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 1-4 in Sales last 5 starts. The Marlins are 7-1 in their last 8 Sunday games and 4-1 in Koehlers last 5 home starts. The White Sox are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The Marlins seem like a team that's falling apart, as the offense can't produce when the pitchers pitch well and then the pitching staff doesn't show up when the bats do. Either way, Sale is one of the tougher pitchers in baseball. So, I'll take Chicago and the low line based on the pitching advantage.