Cincinnati Reds vs. Miami Marlins - 5/4/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Marlins (11-19) at Cincinnati Reds (7-24)
MLB Baseball: Friday, May 4, 2018 at 7:10 pm (Great American Ball Park)
W Chen (1-0) (1.69) vs. Sal Romano (1-3) (4.35)
The Line: Cincinnati Reds -132 / Miami Marlins +122 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Florida, FS-Ohio
Great American Ball Park and the Cincinnati Reds host the Miami Marlins in Friday MLB action.
The surging Miami Marlins were going the series sweep of visiting Philadelphia on Wednesday but instead suffered a 6-0 loss where nothing went favorably. Miami starter Jose Urena kept his team in the game with a pair of runs scoring over seven innings before the pen allowed four late runs.
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The Marlins attack consisted of five hits and a base on balls with Lewis Brinson the only player to reach base twice with a single and walk. Miami has named Wei-Yin Chen as Friday’s starter at Great American Ball Park. Chen won his first start by a 4-1 count versus Colorado with the lone run plated over 5.1 innings.
The Cincinnati Reds have struggled in the early stages of 2018 and those struggles continued in a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Milwaukee in their series finale’ on Wednesday. Cincinnati starter Luis Castillo fell to 1-4 with a pair of runs plated on nine hits through six innings.
The Reds were limited to four hits and five bases on balls with Devin Mesoraco smacking a run scoring double that plated Billy Hamilton. The Reds give Friday’s starting assignment to Sal Romano who takes the hill for the 7th time in 2018. Romano absorbed a 3-1 defeat last time out where he was charged with all three runs allowed in 4.2 frames.
Miami are 4-1 in their last 5 overall and are 7-21 in their last 28 road games. Cincinnati are 3-18 in their last 21 home games and are 14-39 in their last 53 overall and are 14-39 in their last 53 games on grass.
Saying one team is better then the other is splitting hairs so ‘m just going with the better odds…