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Miami Marlins vs. New York Yankees - 8/22/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New York Yankees (78-46) at Miami Marlins (50-76)
Date & Time Wednesday August 22, 2018, 7:10 PM (EDT)
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The Line: Miami Marlins +182 / New York Yankees -195 --- Over/Under: 8
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MLB | New York Yankees (78-46) at Miami Marlins (50-76)
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The New York Yankees and the Miami Marlins will be continuing their MLB set from Marlins Park on Wednesday. 

In the Tuesday opener, the Yankees pulled out a marathon 12-inning win 2-1. 

For Wednesday’s matchup, the Yanks will be sending out Lance Lynn. In his 123.0 innings and 4.68 ERA this year, Lynn has an 8-8 record with 127 Ks and 69 BBs. 

New York’s top hitter this year is Giancarlo Stanton, who brought 137 ghits, 82 runs, 32 homers and 80 RBI into his homecoming. On Tuesday, Stanton logged a pair of hits. 

As for the Marlins, they’re sending out Trevor Richards on Wednesday. Across 90.1 innings and a 3-7 mark this season, Richards has a 4.28 ERA with 88 Ks and 40 BBs. 

Leading the way on offense for the Marlins is Starlin Castro, who came into this set on 139 hits, 69 runs, 10 homers and 45 RBI. On Tuesday, Castro had a pair of BBs and no hits. 

The Yankees are 36-16 in their last 52 Wednesday games and 2-5 in their last seven in game two of a series. The over is 10-4 in New York’s last 14 in game two of a series and they’re 11-4 in their last 15 overall.
Meanwhile, the Marlins are 2-5 in their last seven in game two of a series and 1-4 in Richards’ last five starts. Miami is 0-4 in Richards’ last four starts versus the AL East and 0-4 in his last four inter-league starts. 

In Lynn’s four appearances for the Yankees, he’s got three successful games and one stinker, when he gave up five earned in four innings against the Jays (his last time out). As for Richards, he’s coming off five earned on 10 hits in 4.1 innings in Atlanta. I’m not super-thrilled about either pitcher here, but the Yankees are simply the better team and that should be enough in this one.

New York Yankees -195

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