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Miami Marlins vs. San Diego Padres - 8/26/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

San Diego Padres (53-74) at Miami Marlins (66-61)

MLB Baseball: Friday, August 26, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Marlins Park)

J Cosart (0-1) (4.54) vs. D Phelps (7-3) (2.28)

The Line: Miami Marlins -182 / San Diego Padres +172 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-Kansas City, FS-Florida

The Miami Marlins hope to keep their playoff hopes alive when the San Diego Padres visit.

San Diego has been hot and cold at times but they are on the cool side right now. The Padres have dropped three in a row following an 6-3 loss to the visiting Cubs. SD starter Paul Clemens fell to 2-3 with five runs plated (four earned) on seven hits over 5.1 frames. San Diego was held to six hits and three bases on balls with Wil Myers, Ryan Schimpf  and Brett Wallace driving in runs.  Jarred Cosart makes his 5th start of the season with the Padres when he faces Miami on Friday. Cosart has been outstanding the last two times out with two runs allowed on eleven hits over11.2 innings.

Miami Marlins vs. San Diego Padres - 8/26/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction


The Miami Marlins are right in the middle of the NL Wild Card race although staying there is the tricky part. The Marlins had won four of five before surging Kansas City knocked them off 5-2 on Thursday.Fish starter Tom Koehler gave up four runs (three earned)on seven hits and a pair of free passes. The Marlins posted eight hits and walked twice with Marcell Ozuna and JT Realmuto scoring unearned runs.David Phelps has come out of the Marlins bullpen to make three consecutive starts. Phelps has gone 2-1 in this stretch with a 0.98 WHIP and 1.65 ERA covering 16.1 innings.

San Diego are 5-17 in their last 22 road games and are 13-5 in their last 18 Friday games while the over is 7-3-1 in their last 11 Friday games. The over is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings in Miami and San Diego are 9-4 in the last 13 meetings. I’m taking Miami but my gut says this isn’t a playoff team…

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