Cincinnati Reds at Miami Marlins 7/31/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 7/30/2014
Thursday, July 31, 2014, 7:10 PM on FSOH, FSFL
Marlins Park, Miami, Florida
Cincinnati Reds - Cueto, J (11-6) vs. Miami Marlins - Koehler, T (7-7)
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Cincinnati Reds ace Johnny Cueto (11-6) will be going for his fourth win in five starts on Thursday night when he faces right-hander Tom Koehler (7-7) and the Miami Marlins.
All-Star Johnny Cueto had a very strong start against the Washington Nationals over the weekend and came away with his 11th win of the year. He pitched seven shutout innings in that start and allowed just four hits while walking three batters and striking out nine. Cueto's ERA dipped to an excellent 2.08 on the year and he has only given up 102 hits in 155.2 innings this season.
Marlins first baseman Garrett Jones has 11 hits in 39 at-bats against Cueto with four doubles, a triple and a home run. Outfielder Reed Johnson is 5-for-14 against him with a double and just one strikeout.
Tom Koehler won his seventh game of the year last Saturday when he was able to beat the Houston Astros on the road. He pitched five innings in that game and allowed three runs on nine hits while striking out two and walking zero. Koehler has only given up 108 hits in 124.1 innings this year and he has struck out 97 batters.
Reds outfielder Skip Schumaker has one hit in two plate appearances against Koehler with a double. None of the Reds have gone up against Koehler more than two times.
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
Cincinnati Reds are 45-57-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Cincinnati Reds is 0.1
Miami Marlins Betting Trends
Miami Marlins are 59-39-7 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Miami Marlins is -0.2
Injuries to Watch
07/10/14 2B Brandon Phillips Thumb 15-day DL (7/9)
07/08/14 1B Joey Votto Quad 15-day DL (7/1)
06/21/14 P Trevor Bell Elbow 60-day DL (4/08)
06/14/14 P Sean Marshall Shoulder 60-day DL (6/13)
07/18/14 P Kevin Gregg Elbow 15-day DL (7/14)
07/05/14 2B Derek Dietrich Wrist 15-day DL (7/2)
06/22/14 2B Rafael Furcal Hamstring 15-day DL (6/20)
05/28/14 P Carter Capps Elbow 60-day DL (5/26)
05/13/14 P Jose Fernandez Elbow 15-day DL (5/10), out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Cincinnati
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