Miami Marlins vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 6/29/14
Oakland Athletics (49-30) at Miami Marlins (39-41)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 1:10 pm (Marlins Park)
Tom Milone (L) (5-3) (3.887) vs. Andrew Heaney (L) (0-2) (4.909)
The Line: Miami Marlins +100 / Oakland Athletics -110 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-CA, FSN-FL
The Oakland Athletics look to sweep the Miami Marlins on Sunday afternoon.
The Athletics have won eight of their last 10 games and are 20 games above a .500 record. During this stretch, the A’s offense has been red hot, producing four or more runs in 11 of their last 13 games. The Athletics have won 17 of their last 19 games when scoring more than three runs. Josh Donaldson has four RBI in this series and Brandon Moss has hit safely in eight of his last 10 games. The Athletics have an ERA of 3.16. Tommy Milone gets the nod, and he’s 5-3 with a 3.89 ERA and has 52 strikeouts in 83.1 innings. This is Milone’s second career start against the Marlins.
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The Marlins have lost four straight home games and are now three games below .500. A reason for this slump is the fact the Marlins pitching rotation has allowed four or more runs in nine of their last 13 games. The Marlins have lost seven straight games when they’ve allowed more than three runs. Offensively, the Marlins have produced 11 runs in this series but have nothing to show for it. Giancarlo Stanton has a nine-game hitting streak and Garrett Jones has four hits in this series. Andrew Heaney is starting, and he’s 0-2 with a 4.91 ERA and has eight strikeouts in 11 innings. This is Heaney’s first career game against the Athletics.
The Athletics are 6-1 in Milones last 7 starts and 4-1 in Milones last 5 starts as a road favorite. The Marlins are 7-3 in their last 10 games after losing the first 2 games of a series and 16-5 in their last 21 interleague games.
Tough not to like the A's with the way they've been playing and the fact Heaney is a real inexperienced pitcher. This price is well worth taking the road team.