Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Miami Marlins - 7/20/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Marlins (38-54) at Arizona Diamondbacks (42-48)
MLB Baseball: Monday, July 20, 2015 at 9:40 pm (Chase Field)
D Phelps (4-5) (3.86) vs. R De La Rosa (6-5) (5.06)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -132 / Miami Marlins +122 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Florida, FS-Arizona
The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Miami Marlins face off on Monday at Chase Field for game one of their MLB series.
The Arizona Diamondbacks are starting to fall out of the post-season race as they have lost their last six games in a row. The Diamondbacks are 3-7 in their last 10 games, 22-24 at home, and they are 9.5 games behind the Dodgers in the National League West. As a team the Reds are hitting .262 with Paul Goldschmidt hitting .340, A.J. Pollock hitting .302, and David Peralta hitting .275. The Diamondbacks pitching staff has an ERA of 4.23 with the starters at 4.72 and the bullpen at 3.44. For game one against the Marlins the Diamondbacks start Rubby De La Rosa who has allowed 116 hits and 62 earned runs while striking out 99 over 110.1 innings for a 6-5 record and a 5.06 ERA.
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The Miami Marlins have been devastated by injuries and they are well out of the race for the post-season. The Marlins are 3-7 in their last 10 games, 14-31 on the road, and they are 12 games back in the NL East. As a team the Marlins are hitting .255 with Adeiny Hechavarria hitting .280, Christian Yelich hitting .263, and Marcell Ozuna is hitting .249. The Marlins pitching staff has an ERA of 3.82 with the starters at 4.04 and the bullpen at 3.41. For game one at Arizona the Marlins start David Phelps who has allowed 87 hits and 38 earned runs while striking out 60 over 88.2 innings for a 4-5 record and a 3.86 ERA.
Arizona is 6-1 in their last seven games against a team with a losing record, 0-4 against the NL East, and 0-4 in De La Rosa’s last four starts. Miami is 4-1 against the NL West, 4-9 in their last 13 games, and 2-7 in Phelps’ last nine starts. Miami is 1-4 in their last five games in Arizona.
These teams have nothing consistent about them but with Miami having the poor record in Arizona I will take the Diamondbacks.