Miami Marlins vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 6/28/14
Oakland Athletics (48-30) at Miami Marlins (39-40)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 4:10 pm (Marlins Park)
Tom Milone (L) (5-3) (3.887) vs. Nathan Eovaldi (R) (5-3) (3.703)
The Line: Miami Marlins +122 / Oakland Athletics -132 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-CA, FSN-FL
The Oakland Athletics and Miami Marlins play game two of three Saturday of their interleague matchup.
The Athletics remain hot and have won seven of their last nine games. Whether it’s with their pitching or their lineup, the A’s are getting the job done at an elite level. The Athletics have scored four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games, while their pitching rotation has the second best ERA at 3.14. Josh Donaldson has hit safely in eight of his last 10 games and Yoenis Cespedes is riding an 11-game hitting streak. Sonny Gray takes the hill, and he’s 7-3 with a 2.91 ERA and has 86 strikeouts in 99 innings. This is Gray’s first career game against the Marlins.
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The Marlins have lost five of their last seven overall and five of their last six at home. The reason for the slump is a Marlins pitching staff that has allowed four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Marlins season ERA of 3.81 seems to be dropping by the week. Offensively, Giancarlo Stanton has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games, but the Marlins have been held to three or less runs in six of their last 10 games. Starting is Nathan Eovaldi, who is 5-3 with a 3.52 ERA and has 76 strikeouts in 99.2 innings. This is Eovaldi’s first career game against the Athletics.
The Athletics are 8-1 in Grays last 9 starts vs. a team with a losing record and 6-2 in Grays last 8 road starts. The Marlins are 1-4 in Eovaldis last 5 starts and 4-1 in Eovaldis last 5 starts during game 2 of a series.
The Marlins haven't been the same home team they were early in the season and it's tough to pick against the A's, especally with Gray on the hill. Give me the road team for the cheap price.