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2021 MLB Handicapping
(51-72) Miami Marlins vs. Cincinnati Reds (67-57)
Date: Sunday, August 22nd, 2021
Time: 1:10 PM ET
Venue: Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati, Ohio
Projected Pitchers: Alcantara (MIA) vs. Gutierrez (FLA)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Marlins +120 | Reds -140
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Marlins +1.5 , Reds -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
The Miami Marlins and Cincinnati Reds place the finishing touches on their latest series today from Great American Ballpark.
Cincinnati covered its runline during Thursday and Friday meetings vs. Miami.
The 2021 Marlins are naturally picked against when facing a team above .500. Excluding last year’s pandemic-shortened postseason surprise, low expectations are reality for a club locked in rebuild mode for most of the previous decade.
There are no current positive trends either to suggest the Marlins can reverse course and break a losing streak that stands at five games as of Sat. afternoon.
Marlins offense remains labored after being outscored 11-4 in their Thursday and Friday meetings vs. Cincinnati. The Marlins add 4.02 runs to offset above average pitching.
Former All Star Sandy Alcantara gives Miami some hope, though, of upsetting the runline behind his 3.39 ERA. That hope remains slim.
The workhorse stands 6-6 away, but 7-11 overall. Miami is just 10-15 when he appears.
Following a ten run, Aug. 6 disaster vs. Colorado, Alcantara has allowed one run in his previous 15 innings.
Combined with Alcantara’s renewed form, the Marlins’ 3.93 team ERA and 3.77 bullpen ERA could turn this contest into a pitching duel.
Cincinnati has tracked down San Diego and remains virtually tied with the Padres for the 2nd NL wildcard. Six wins in nine contests -including two recent victories over Miami- have placed the Reds among the hotter National League offenses.
The Reds add 5.06 rpg and found five runs in their 5-3 RL and SU Friday win over the Marlins. Results to Saturday’s game aren’t available, but in spite of that momentum, facing Alcantara could prove dicey in a quick afternoon turnaround.
Rookie of the year candidate Vladimir Gutierrez gets the starting nod today for Cincinnati. Gutierrez stands 8-4 with a 3.87 ERA, but has struggled at home going 2-3 with a 5.35 earned run average fron Great American Ballpark.
Gutierrez has allowed just five runs in his past 25.1 innings, so Miami will likely struggle to generate early offense. However, the Marlins have a much better shot of exploiting Cincinnati’s near NL-worst bullpen.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami’s last 6 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami’s last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
- The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Miami’s last 11 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati’s last 5 games
- Cincinnati is 7-18 ATS in its last 25 games at home
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati’s last 6 games at home
Free Miami Marlins vs. Cincinnati Reds MLB Prediction:
The Cincinnati Reds have gotten the jump on Miami, as of Saturday afternoon. That stated, Gutierrez hasn’t been good from home, and his bullpen is a mess. While Miami is in an offensive funk, they offer enough reliable pitching to keep this contest close.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Under The Number
Take the under here as the bullpen discrepancy makes for a low scoring, competitve matchup.
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