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(60-56) Miami Marlins vs. Cincinnati Reds (48-68)
Date: Monday August 15, 2016
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati, OH
Projected Pitchers: David Phelps vs Brandon Finnegan
MLB Moneyline Odds: Miami -120
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 8.5
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The lowly Cincinnati Reds host the struggling Miami Marlins at the Great American Ballpark for a four-game series.
The Marlins are in the thick of the playoff race but were dealt a tremendous blow when Giancarlo Stanton was put on the DL after straining his groin against the White Sox on Saturday.
The Marlins have been snakebitten by their awful bullpen several times this year and it could very well cost them a playoff spot.
Miami has also been hindered by a failure to get runners across the plate despite ranking second in the majors in hits.
Finally, the Fish have scrambled to find a fifth starter in their rotation and will go with the long reliever David Phelps in this one. Phelps has been solid in two starts this year, allowing just one earned run in 9.1 innings.
In 63 innings this year, he has a 5-6 record with a 2.40 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP.
The Reds are 20 games under .500 and are more than ready for the 2016 campaign to be over.
Saddled with a sub-par lineup and one of the worst pitching staffs in the majors, Cincinnati has been cellar dwellers all season long in the NL Central.
Brandon Finnegan, who will counter Phelps in this one, has arguably been the Reds’ best starting pitcher this season with a 7-8 record and a 4.45 ERA. That’s how rough it’s been for Cincinnati.
The Reds are coming off a road shellacking to the Milwaukee Brewers and are looking to spoil the Marlins’ playoff hopes.
They haven’t had anything to hang their hats on this year, so don’t expect much from them until 2017.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Marlins are 30-28 on the road.
- Marlins are 3-7 in their last 10 games.
- Marlins Over is 3-3 in their last six road games.
- Reds are 5-1 in Finnegan’s last six starts.
- Finnegan has a 2.25 ERA in August.
Free Miami Marlins vs. Cincinnati Reds MLB Prediction:
The Marlins will be in for an uphill battle as they must go at least two more weeks without Giancarlo Stanton, but they have a handful of batters who are still hitting over .300.
They’ve been forced to improvise by converting long relievers to starters, but David Phelps has answered the call so far.
Brandon Finnegan however, has been no slouch, so look for a surprising pitchers’ duel in Cincinnati.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Under 8.5
Both offenses have struggled for most of the season, while Phelps and Finnegan have been surprisingly efficient. Looks like a good play for the Under.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Miami 4-3
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