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Cincinnati Reds vs. Miami Marlins - 7/22/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Miami Marlins (43-51) at Cincinnati Reds (40-56)

MLB Baseball: Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 7:10 pm (Great American Ball Park)

Chris O'Grady (1-1) (5.23) vs. Robert Stephenson (0-2) (8.02)

The Line: Cincinnati Reds -105 / Miami Marlins -105 --- Over/Under: 11 See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-Florida, FS-Ohio

The Miami Marlins continue their visit with the Cincinnati Reds in Saturday MLB baseball.

The Miami Marlins have been sinking and now are 4th in the National League East standings. The Marlins had dropped five of six before getting back in the win column Friday with a 3-1 win at Cincinnati where outstanding pitching made the difference. Fish starter Jose Urena gave up the lone run on three hits and two free passes over six frames to pick up the victory. Miami logged ten hits and a pair of BB with Christian Yelich knocking in two while eight different players reached base. Rookie Chris O’Grady gets the starting assignment for the Miami Marlins in game two of their road series with the Cincinnati Reds. O’Grady has two starts under his belt with three runs allowed in each on a combined ten hits and four walks in 10.1 frames. 

Cincinnati Reds vs. Miami Marlins - 7/22/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Cincinnati Red are well off the pace in the National League Central and have been falling further the past few weeks. The Reds have been in a tailspin and have dropped seven of eight following Friday’s defeat at the hands of the visiting Marlins. In the process, a very strong outing from Homer Bailey went for naught as two runs allowed on eight hits and a pair of base on balls ended up in the loss column. The Reds offense was stymied on four hits and a trio of free passes with Billy Hamilton connecting on a sacrifice fly that plated Scott Schebler. The Cincinnati Reds have scheduled Robert Stephenson to be come out of the bullpen to face the visiting Miami Marlins for the first time in his career. Stephenson has made 12 relief appearances in 2017 where he has gone 0-2 with a save with a 6.35 ERA.

Miami are 5-1 in their last 6 road games and Miami are 1-5 in their last 6 overall while the over is 4-1 in Miami last 5 versus a team with a losing record. Cincinnati are 1-7 in their last 8 home games and the over is 18-5 in Cincinnati last 23 Saturday games while the under is 12-4-1 in Cincinnati last 17 overall. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings and Miami are 10-25 in the last 35 meetings

I’m at a complete loss here as I wouldn’t trust either pitcher and would say look elsewhere for obvious reasons…

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