Reds vs. Marlins - 6/21/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Marlins (30-40) at Cincinnati Reds (31-36)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 1:10 pm (Great American Ball Park)
D Phelps (4-3) (3.96) vs. M Lorenzen (2-2) (3.70)
The Line: Cincinnati Reds -113 / Miami Marlins +103 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-FL, FSN-OH
The Miami Marlins and Cincinnati Reds play a rubber game Sunday afternoon.
The Miami Marlins look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Marlins have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Marlins have won five of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Dee Gordon leads Miami with 101 hits and 17 RBI while Giancarlo Stanton and Marcell Ozuna have combined for 89 RBI. The Miami Marlins have lost six of their last seven road games. David Phelps gets the nod, and he’s 4-3 with a 3.96 ERA and 50 strikeouts this season. Phelps is 1-0 with 2.16 ERA and 10 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 eight straight games when scoring more than three runs. Todd Frazier leads Cincinnati with 76 hits and 46 RBI while Joey Votto and Jay Bruce have combined for 68 RBI. The Cincinnati Reds have won five of their last six home games. Michael Lorenzen takes the hill, and he’s 2-2 with a 3.70 ERA and 30 strikeouts this season. This will be Lorenzen’s first career game against the Marlins.
The Marlins are 16-35 in their last 51 games as a road underdog and 2-5 in Phelps' last 7 starts. The Reds are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series and 2-8 in their last 10 Sunday games. The Marlins are 8-21 in the last 29 meetings in Cincinnati.
The Marlins pitching staff has been solid as of late and it was only a matter of time before the bats woke up. I like the fish to win this series by winning Father's Day as an underdog.