Miami Marlins vs. San Diego Padres - 8/28/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Padres (53-75) at Miami Marlins (67-61)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 1:10 pm (Marlins Park)
Luis Perdomo (6-7) (6.24) vs. J Nicolino
The Line: Miami Marlins -177 / San Diego Padres +167 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The San Diego Padres look to build on their impressive 1-0 victory against the Miami Marlins yesterday as the two sides meet up again in South Florida on Sunday.
The Padres will look for an encore on Sunday afternoon as they take on the Miami Marlins who are playing their way out of the National League wild card hunt as they can’t find a way to get their offense rolling against a Padres side that is well back in the NL West. San Diego will send Luis Perdomo to the mound here as he will match up against Justin Nicolino in a battle of young pitchers but with the way they have been playing on the road of late you would have to think the Fish are big time favourites despite coming off a loss. Perdomo is 6-7 with a paltry 6.24 ERA this season but Nicolino hasn’t been much better and likely doesn’t warrant the odds the Marlins are getting in this spot despite having to win to keep pace in the NL Wild Card race.
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The Marlins have a pretty solid makeup to their team and could very well sneak into the playoffs but losing Giancarlo Stanton is a blow to their lineup for sure as he is the offensive leader of this group. Miami does have the likes of Christian Yelich, Marcell Ozuna, and Dee Gordon plus a dominant Jose Fernandez as the ace of the pitching staff but with so many other talented teams vying for the two wild card spots in the NL I think they will be in tough to hold on. The Marlins are just 3-7 in their last 10 starts form Nicolino and while the Padres have been dreadful in their last stretch of games against lefties I think this one could be much closer than people anticipat
San Diego is 1-4 in their last five games overall, 16-36 in their last 52 Sunday games, and 9-23 in their last 32 games against a team with a winning home record while the Marlins are 4-0 in their last four Sunday games, 3-7 in Nicolino’s last 10 starts, and 0-4 in his last four starts at home. The Friars got the win last night but I think the table turns here as Perdomo has been woeful and the Marlins bats tee off on him early and often.