Texas Rangers vs. Miami Marlins - 7/24/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Marlins (44-51) at Texas Rangers (47-50)
MLB Baseball: Monday, July 24, 2017 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Park)
Adam Conley (2-3) (6.75) vs. M Perez (5-7) (4.63)
The Line: Texas Rangers -137 / Miami Marlins +127 --- Over/Under: 10.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSFL, FSSW
Down at Globe Life Park in Arlington on Monday, the Miami Marlins will be opening up their MLB series versus the host Texas Rangers.
The Marlins are coming off a weekend series versus the Reds. The Marlins won the first two games 3-1 and 5-4, then on Sunday Miami lost 6-3.
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Miami will be bringing out LHP Adam Conley on Monday. In his 34.2 innings and 2-3 record this year, Conely has a 6.75 ERA with 26 Ks and 18 BBs.
The Marlins have some solid hitters this year. Marcel Ozuna led the way coming out of the week with 115 hits, 54 runs, 23 homers and 70 RBI, while Dee Gordon had 110 hits, 58 runs and 19 RBI. Gordon posted a hit on Sunday; Ozuna got the day off.
As for the Rangers, they just finished up against the Rays. Texas won the first two games by a score of 4-3 in each, then on Sunday the Rangers secured the sweep with a 6-5 win.
Texas is going with LHP Martin Perez in the Monday game. Over his 101.0 innings and 5-7 record this year, Perez has a 4.63 ERA with 68 Ks and 38 BBs.
The Rangers have a few notable hitters as well. Elvis Andrus exited the week way out front with 110 hits, 58 runs, 13 homers and 53 RBI, while Shin-Soo Choo had 81 hits, 53 runs, 14 homers and 48 RBI. On Sunday, Choo and Andrus combined to go 0-for-9.
The Marlins are 8-3 in their last 11 during game one of a series, and 3-7 in their last 10 Monday games. Miami is also 5-2 in Conley’s last seven road starts and 2-5 in Conley’s last seven starts with five days’ rest.
Meanwhile, the Rangers are 0-4 in their last four Monday games, and 2-5 in Perez’s last seven starts with four days’ rest. Texas is also 1-5 in Perez’s last six starts in game one of a series, and 0-4 in Perez’s last four Monday starts.
Over his last four starts, Conley has been up and down, giving up a total of 16 earned in two of them and four earned in the other two. As for Perez, He’s given up at least three earned in four of his last five outings. I’m not crazy about either pitcher here, but the Marlins offense seems a tad more reliable right now. Give me Miami.