Yankees vs. Marlins Tuesday Prediction

New York Yankees vs. Miami Marlins, 8/21/2018 Prediction & Odds

The New York Yankees and Miami Marlins will open an interleague series on Tuesday night at 7:10 p.m. ET. Even though the Yankees are swinging hot bats, will the combined score tonight fall under the betting total?

Game Snapshot & Odds

927 New York Yankees (-210) at 928 Miami Marlins (+190); 7.5 runs

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

7:10 p.m. ET, Marlins Park

TV: NYY (YES); MIA (FSFL)

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Yankees as a -210 favorite. As of this writing, 75% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Yankees to beat the Marlins on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.

Yankees’ Tanaka allows two runs in loss vs. Rays

Masahiro Tanaka took a loss after allowing two runs in six innings Thursday against the Rays. Both runs came before Tanaka got his first out of the game, and that first out only came because the Rays got too aggressive and Jake Bauers was thrown out at home on Tommy Pham's double. Tanaka ended up allowing nine hits in all, but he helped himself with a pair of pickoffs and he went without walking a batter today. Still, he dropped to 9-4 with a 4.03 ERA.

Marlins’ Lopez takes loss in first game off disabled list

Pablo Lopez yielded six runs — five earned — over 5 1/3 innings in a loss to the Braves on Monday. Lopez was pulled in the middle of a five-run sixth inning. The rookie right-hander gave up six hits — including a leadoff homer to Ronald Acuna Jr. — while walking two and striking out five. He also hit a batter. The 22-year-old now owns a 4.79 ERA and 38/12 K/BB ratio in 47 innings through his first eight starts in the big leagues.

MLB Betting Trends

New York

The Yankees are winless in their last four games against the Marlins in Miami.

Miami

The Marlins are winless in Lopez’s last four starts and are 1-4 in his last five outings when facing an opponent with a winning record.

Prediction:

The over cashed in four of the last five meetings between these two clubs. It is also 4-1 in the Marlins’ last five games, is 4-1 in their last five games following an off day, and is 4-1 in their last five games when their opponent scores five runs or more in its previous contest. Given the pitcher-friendly ballpark, I was tempted to take the under. But with Tanaka’s home run tendencies and the Yankees swinging hot bats, the over is a better play.

 

The Pick: Yankees/Marlins over 7.5

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