Oakland Athletics vs Miami Marlins Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 24 (8/24): MLB

Oakland Athletics vs Miami Marlins Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 24 (8/24): MLB

Credit: photo by D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 3:37 p.m. EST
Marlins money line -123
Marlins run line -1.5 (+150)
Athletics money line +103
Athletics run line +1.5 (-175)
Over / under 7

 

Key stats

  Miami Marlins Oakland Athletics
Record 54-69 45-79
Home / road record 29-36 19-42
Last 10 record 4-6 4-6
Streak W2 L2
Over / under record 53-64-6 52-64-7
Runs / game 3.68 3.38
Runs allowed / game 4.13 4.55

 

Preview

The Miami Marlins and the Oakland Athletics will play the 3rd game of the series at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on Wednesday. The Marlins took the win again 5-3 in the second game of the series. Brian Anderson homered and Pablo López pitched six scoreless innings.

Miami Marlins

The Marlins get here with a 54-69 record and have lost 4 of their last 6 games. The team is averaging 3.68 runs per game. They're batting for .232 AVG, have 444 runs scored in 937 hits and 109 home runs, ranking #27 in offense in the league behind the Washington Nationals. Jesus Aguilar leads with 15 home runs, 48 RBI. Garret Cooper is batting for an average of .274. 

Defensively they are allowing 4.13 runs per game and rank #12 in the league. Sandy Alcantara is leading the team with a 2.19 ERA, 157 strikeouts and 11 wins recorded.

Probable Pitcher:

Jesus Luzardo (3-5, 3.44 ERA) will be on the mound for the Marlins in the 3rd game of the series. In 6.1 innings pitched against the Dodgers on Friday, Luzardo gave up one run on four hits, two walks, and seven strikeouts without receiving a no decision. He hasn't pitched against the A's in his career.

Oakland Athletics

The Athletics get here with a 45-79 record and have lost 4 of their last 6 games. The team is averaging 3.38 runs per game. They're batting for .216 AVG, 414 runs scored in 864 hits and 104 home runs, ranking #29 in offense, the second worst in the MLB behind the Pittsburgh Pirates. Sean Murphy is batting for .253 AVG. Seth Brown leads the team with 49 RBI and 17 home runs.

Defensively are allowing 4.55 runs per game, ranking #23 in the league. Paul Blackburn leads the team with a 4.28 ERA, 89 strikeouts and 7 wins recorded with the A's.

Probable Pitcher:   Cole Irvin (6-11, 3.33 ERA)

Irvin will be on the mound in the 3rd game of the series for the Athletics. Irvin took the loss in Friday's 10-2 loss to the Mariners after giving up six runs (five earned) on eight hits, two walks, and two strikeouts in six innings. He has a record of 0-1 with an ERA of 9.00 and 3 strikeouts in 2 appearances against the Marlins in his career.

BETTING TRENDS

Miami Marlins are 4-7 SU in their last 11 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Miami's last 11 games on the road.

Miami are 7-15 SU in their last 22 games against an opponent in the American League.

Oakland A's are 2-8 SU in their last 10 games at home.

Oakland A's are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games against an opponent in the National League.

Prediction

The Athletics continue to struggle at home losing 8 of their last 10 games there and have scored only 3 runs in the last 2 games. Cole Irvin will get the ball for this game who has been pounded in his last 2 starts allowing 5 runs in each of them. The Marlins will send Jesus Luzardo to the mound who has been decent this season but the Marlins have won in only 3 of his 10 starts. Irvin should bounce back from his last 2 bad starts but with the A's struggling offensively I think the best play is the under.

PICK: Under 7 (-110)

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