Red Sox vs. Marlins - 7/8/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Marlins (35-48) at Boston Red Sox (39-45)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Fenway Park)
T Koehler (7-4) (3.62) vs. R Porcello (4-9) (6.08)
The Line: Boston Red Sox -143 / Miami Marlins +133 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-FL, NESN
The Miami Marlins and Boston Red Sox end their two-game series Wednesday night.
The Miami Marlins look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Marlins have scored five runs in their last three games and three or less runs in four straight games. The Marlins have lost six of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Dee Gordon leads Miami with 116 hits and 21 RBI while Adeiny Hechavarria and Christian Yelich have combined for 51 RBI. The Miami Marlins have lost five of their last seven road games. Tom Koehler gets the ball, and he’s 7-4 with a 3.52 ERA and 66 strikeouts this season. This will be Koehler’s first career game against the Red Sox.
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The Boston Red Sox look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Red Sox have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five straight games. The Red Sox have won six of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Mookie Betts and Xander Bogaerts have combined for 182 hits and 81 RBI while Hanley Ramirez has 43 RBI. The Boston Red Sox have won four of their last six home games. Rick Porcello takes the hill, and he’s 4-9 with a 6.08 ERA and 75 strikeouts this season. Porcello is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and three strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.
The Marlins are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series and 6-1 in Koehlers last 7 starts. The Red Sox are 63-28 in their last 91 vs. National League East and 1-7 in Porcellos last 8 starts. The Marlins are 1-7 in the last 8 meetings in Boston and 0-6 in the last 6 meetings overall.
Porcello isn't worth the chalk in this matchup, as he's been brutal this season. Meanwhile, Koehler has had great success as of late. I'll take the sweet plus money in this spot.