Chicago Cubs at Miami Marlins Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 6/15/2014
Monday, June 16, 2014 6:10 PM on CSCh, FSFL
Marlins Park, Miami, Florida
Chicago Cubs - Hammel, J (6-4) vs. Miami Marlins - Koehler, T (5-5)
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Monday night, Jason Hammel will take the mound for the Chicago Cubs as they face Tom Koehler and the Miami Marlins. It will be the 14th starts of the year for both pitchers.
Jason Hammel took the loss his last time out and that lowered his record to 6 – 4 with a 2.81 ERA. In that outing, Hammel gave up 4 runs on 11 hits (including a homer) in 5 innings of work. He walked 2 while striking out 6. Hammel is already close to matching his results from last season when he went 7 – 8 with a save and a 4.97 ERA in 23 starts and 3 relief appearances with the Baltimore Orioles.
In 2013, Hammel didn’t face the Marlins but he did start against them less than 2 weeks ago. In that start, Hammel missed getting the decision despite pitching 7 shutout innings and allowing 6 hits and a walk while striking out 8.
Tom Koehler didn’t factor in the decision his last time out and that held his record at 5 – 5 with a 3.68 ERA. In that outing, Koehler gave up 5 hits on 5 runs in 5.1 innings as he walked 3 and struck out 7. Koehler has already matched his win total of last season when he went 5 – 10 with a 4.41 ERA in 23 starts and 6 relief appearances.
In 2013, Koehler went 0 – 0 with an ERA of 3.38 in a start and a relief appearance against the Cubs. In his career, he has held the Chicago roster to a .167 average with just 2 hits in 12 at-bats.
Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
Chicago Cubs are 32-29-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Chicago Cubs is -0.2
Miami Marlins Betting Trends
Miami Marlins are 37-23-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Miami Marlins is 0.3
Injuries to Watch
06/13/14 2B Emilio Bonifacio Ribs questionable
06/03/14 C Welington Castillo Back 15-day DL (6/1)
05/14/14 P Zac Rosscup Shoulder 15-day DL (5/13)
05/03/14 CF Ryan Sweeney Hamstring 15-day DL (5/3)
03/31/14 P James McDonald Shoulder 60-day DL (2/23)
03/28/14 P Kyuji Fujikawa Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
06/01/14 C Jarrod Saltalamacchia Concussion 7-day DL (6/1)
05/28/14 P Carter Capps Elbow 60-day DL (5/26)
05/24/14 P Brad Hand Ankle 15-day DL (5/24)
05/13/14 P Jose Fernandez Elbow 15-day DL (5/10), out for season
03/28/14 2B Rafael Furcal Hamstring 60-day DL (3/21)
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago
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