Boston Red Sox vs. Miami Marlins - 7/7/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Marlins (35-48) at Boston Red Sox (39-45)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Fenway Park)
D Haren (6-5) (3.45) vs. W Miley (8-7) (4.53)
The Line: Boston Red Sox -143 / Miami Marlins +133 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: NESN, FS-Florida
The Boston Red Sox and the Miami Marlins face off on Tuesday at Fenway Park for game one of the MLB series.
The Boston Red Sox haven’t thrown in the towel but they are in last place in the American League East. The Red Sox are 7-3 in their last 10 games, 19-21 at home, and they are six games behind the Yankees in the AL East. As a team the Red Sox are hitting .257 with Alejandro De Aza hitting .317, Dustin Pedroia hitting .306, and Xander Bogaerts hitting .302. The Red Sox pitching staff has an ERA of 4.48 with the starters at 4.76 and the bullpen at 3.98. For game one against the Marlins the Red Sox start Wade Miley who has allowed 94 hits and 45 earned runs while striking out 62 over 89.1 innings for an 8-7 record and a 4.53 ERA.
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The Miami Marlins are out of the basement in the National League East but they have lost their last two games. The Marlins are 5-5 in their last 10 games, 14-26 on the road, and they are 11 games behind the Nationals in the NL East. As a team the Marlins are hitting .253 with Dee Gordon hitting .339, Adeiny Hechavarria hitting .288, and Martin Prado hitting .272. The Marlins pitching staff has an ERA of 3.97 with the starters at 4.21 and the bullpen at 3.53. For game one against the Red Sox the Marlins start Dan Haren who has allowed 86 hits and 38 earned runs while striking out 71 over 99 innings for a 6-5 record and a 3.45 ERA.
Boston is 5-1 in their last six games against a right-handed starter, 6-2 in their last eight games, and 4-0 in Miley’s last four home starts. Miami is 5-2 in their last seven road games against a team with a losing home record, 2-5 in their last seven games following a loss, and 1-4 in Haren’s last five starts. Miami is 1-6 in their last seven games in Boston.
The Marlins haven’t been consistent but this looks like a very winnable spot for them and worth a shot at the nice underdog price.