Padres vs. Marlins - 6/14/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Marlins (33-31) at San Diego Padres (26-39)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 10:10 pm (PETCO Park)
T Koehler (4-6) (4.36) vs. D Pomeranz (5-6) (2.44)
The Line: San Diego Padres -137 / Miami Marlins +127 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Miami Marlins and San Diego Padres square off late Tuesday night for game two of their series.
The Miami Marlins look for consistency after splitting their last 14 games. The Marlins have scored 16 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in four of their last six games. The Miami Marlins produced 13 runs in Monday’s victory, and they’ve won 10 of their last 13 games when scoring more than three runs. Martin Prado leads Miami with 79 hits, Marcell Ozuna has 37 RBI and Giancarlo Stanton has 12 home runs. Tom Koehler gets the ball, and he’s 4-6 with a 4.36 ERA and 51 strikeouts this season. Koehler is 2-0 with a 1.80 ERA and nine strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
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The San Diego Padres could use a nice win after losing four of their last five games. The Padres have allowed 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The San Diego Padres have an ERA of 4.42 and have lost 10 of their last 12 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jon Jay leads San Diego with 71 hits, Wil Myers has 38 RBI and Matt Kemp has 15 home runs. Drew Pomeranz takes the hill, and he’s 5-6 with a 2.44 ERA and 83 strikeouts this season. Pomeranz is 0-1 with a 4.32 ERA and five strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.
The Marlins are 9-2 in their last 11 vs. National League West and 2-6 in Koehlers last 8 starts. The Padres are 7-19 in their last 26 Tuesday games and 1-4 in Pomeranzs last 5 starts. The Marlins are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in San Diego.
Not sure why the Marlins are the underdog against a slumping Padres team that just got rocked Monday night and is 13 games under a .500 record. Koehler is always a box of chocolates, but the Marlins are the better team overall, so I'll gladly take my chances with the plus money.