Brewers vs. Marlins - 8/17/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Marlins (46-70) at Milwaukee Brewers (50-68)
MLB Baseball: Monday, August 17, 2015 at 8:10 pm (Miller Park)
Justin Nicolino (1-1) (4.86) vs. M Garza (6-12) (4.89)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers -155 / Miami Marlins +145 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Miami Marlins and Milwaukee Brewers begin their series Monday night.
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 six games. The Marlins have won four straight games when scoring more than three runs. Dee Gordon leads Miami with 143 hits and 32 RBI while Adeiny Hechavarria and Martin Prado have combined for 77 RBI. The Miami Marlins have lost five of their last seven road games. Justin Nicolino gets the ball, and he’s 1-1 with a 4.86 ERA and four strikeouts this season. This will be Nicolino’s first career game against the Brewers.
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The Milwaukee Brewers look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Brewers have scored 13 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last nine games. The Brewers have lost five of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Ryan Braun leads Milwaukee with 110 hits and 70 RBI while Adam Lind and Jean Segura have combined for 100 RBI. The Milwaukee Brewers have won four straight home games. Matt Garza takes the hill, and he’s 6-12 with a 4.82 ERA and 91 strikeouts this season. Garza is 3-2 with a 4.62 ERA and 42 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.
The Marlins are 7-16 in their last 23 vs. National League Central and 1-4 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series. The Brewers are 7-2 in their last 9 vs. National League East and 3-7 in Garzas last 10 starts vs. National League East. The Marlins are 8-20 in the last 28 meetings in Milwaukee and 8-21 in the last 29 meetings overall.
Playing in Milwaukee has been tough over the years for the Marlins. There's simply not a whole lot of success here. I like the Brewers in this spot with the veteran pitcher on the mound.