Reds vs. Marlins - 6/19/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Marlins (29-38) at Cincinnati Reds (30-35)
MLB Baseball: Friday, June 19, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Great American Ball Park)
D Haren (6-3) (3.22) vs. Mike Leake
The Line: Cincinnati Reds -115 / Miami Marlins +105 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-FL, FSN-OH
The Miami Marlins and Cincinnati Reds begin a three-game series Friday night.
The Miami Marlins look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The Marlins have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Marlins have won four of their last five games when scoring more than three runs. Dee Gordon leads Miami with 99 hits and 17 RBI while Giancarlo Stanton and Adeiny Hechavarria have combined for 91 RBI. The Miami Marlins have lost five straight road games. Dan Haren gets the nod, and he’s 6-3 with a 3.22 ERA and 58 strikeouts this season. Haren is 4-3 with a 4.78 ERA and 41 strikeouts in his career against the Reds.
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The Cincinnati Reds look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Reds have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Reds have won seven straight games when scoring more than three runs. Todd Frazier leads Cincinnati with 74 hits and 46 RBI while Joey Votto and Jay Bruce have combined for 66 RBI. The Cincinnati Reds have won five straight home games. Mike Leake takes the hill, and he’s 3-4 with a 4.35 ERA and 48 strikeouts this season. Leake is 3-1 with a 2.10 ERA and 24 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.
The Marlins are 4-1 in their last 5 games vs. a right-handed starter and 5-2 in Harens last 7 starts with 4 days of rest. The Reds are 12-30 in their last 42 during game 1 of a series and 8-20 in Leakes last 28 starts. The Marlins are 8-20 in the last 28 meetings in Cincinnati and 3-9 in the last 12 meetings overall.
In a bigger ballpark and with both teams finding their groove a bit offensvely, I expect some runs to be scored in this matchup. Give me the over.