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Miami Marlins vs. Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/17/14

Arizona Diamondbacks (53-70) at Miami Marlins (61-62)

MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 1:10 pm (Marlins Park)

Josh Collmenter (R) (7-6) (4.255) vs. Jarred Cosart (R) (10-7) (4.159)

The Line: Miami Marlins -143 / Arizona Diamondbacks +133 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds


The Arizona Diamondbacks and Miami Marlins wrap up their four-game series Sunday afternoon.

The Arizona Diamondbacks have lost four of their last six games and are 17 games below .500. The Diamondbacks lack of offense has hurt them during this stretch, as they’ve been held to three or less runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The Diamondbacks have lost seven of their last 10 when scoring three or less runs. Miguel Montero has a hit in eight of his last 10 games and Mark Trumbo has four hits in this series. The Arizona Diamondbacks have an ERA of 4.24, which is 25th in the majors. Josh Collmenter takes the mound, and he’s 8-6 with a 4.09 ERA and has 83 strikeouts in 125.1 innings. Collmenter is 0-0 with a 0.64 ERA in three career games against the Marlins.

Miami Marlins vs. Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/17/14


The Miami Marlins have won six of their last nine games and are one game below .500. While the Marlins are winning, their offense is struggling to score, putting up three or less runs in nine of their last 11 games. The Marlins have lost nine of their last 13 games when scoring three or fewer runs. Giancarlo Stanton has five hits in this series and Casey McGehee has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games. The Miami Marlins have an ERA of 2.85, which is 20th in the majors. Starting is Tom Koehler, who is 8-9 with a 3.86 ERA and has 109 strikeouts in 142.1 innings. Koehler is 0-2 with a 8.00 ERA in two career starts against the Diamondbacks.

The Diamondbacks are 5-2 in Collmenters last 7 road starts and 4-1 in Collmenters last 5 starts overall. The Marlins are 2-5 in Koehlers last 7 home starts and 2-6 in Koehlers last 8 starts vs. a team with a losing record. 

The Miami Marlins feel the sense of urgency and need to keep winning to keep their playoff hopes alive. I like the Marlins to finish this series strong and get the W. 

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