2008 Season MLB Baseball Past Picks
August 14, 2008
St. Louis at Miami
Thursday 08/14 07:10 PM Eastern
3 units on Miami -114 (moneyline) (risk 3 to return 3) RESULT: LOSS
These teams are about as evenly matched as it gets. Both teams have similar home and away marks with St. Louis taking two of the first three, it sure seems fitting that evenly matched teams will split a four-game series. The Marlins have been a good team all season with a matchup of two average pitchers where the total is in the range of 8.5 to 10. They have been 55-40 in this scenario, and an even better 44-26 when the total either nine or 9.5. They have also become a much better team the longer they have been on a home stand, as they have turned-in a 28-15 mark from their fourth game on during a home stand. Olsen has also been at his best against teams from the NL Central, where the Marlins own a 16-4 mark in his starts. The only thing that looks even after further analysis is the moneyline, so we will take the Marlins who have several valued trends for this one.