Marlins at Twins - 6/7/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Marlins (30-27) at Minnesota Twins (16-40)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 8:10 pm (Target Field)
Adam Conley (3-3) (3.72) vs. Pat Dean (1-2) (4.15)
The Line: Minnesota Twins / Miami Marlins --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Miami Marlins and Minnesota Twins begin an interleague series Tuesday night at Target Field.
The Miami Marlins look for consistency after splitting their last 18 games. The Marlins have allowed 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Miami Marlins have an ERA of 3.93 and have lost six straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Marcell Ozuna leads Miami with 66 hits, Christian Yelich has 24 RBI and Giancarlo Stanton has 12 home runs. Adam Conley gets the nod, and he’s 3-3 with a 3.72 ERA and 57 strikeouts this season. This will be Conley’s first career game against the Twins.
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The Minnesota Twins could use a strong win after losing six of their last seven games. The Twins have allowed 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six straight games. The Minnesota Twins have an ERA of 5.04 and have lost 10 of their last 14 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Eduardo Nunez leads Minnesota with 61 hits, Joe Mauer has 21 RBI and Miguel Sano has 11 home runs. Pat Dean takes the hill, and he’s 1-2 with a 4.15 ERA and 23 strikeouts this season. This will be Dean’s first career game against the Marlins.
The Marlins are 1-5 in their last 6 games following an off day and 1-4 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series. The Twins are 2-7 in their last 9 during game 1 of a series and 3-14 in their last 17 home games.
Conley has given up just two runs in his last 10.1 innings and has allowed two or less hits in three of his last seven starts. He's clearly finding himself in his second season. The Twins continue to slump and don't have the overall firepower to hang with a Marlins team that's hanging around in the wild card race. Miami should win this game.