Ben Burns’ Giants vs. Marlins Free Pick August 15, 2017
Giants vs. Marlins Free Pick
By Ben Burns
Start: Tuesday, August 15 – 7:10 PM EST
Location: Marlins Park, Miami, Florida
Both starters should come in with confidence. Bumgarner, in particular, has been outstanding of late. Over his last three starts, the Giants’ southpaw sports a superb 1.29 ERA and 0.905 WHIP.
Those three starts came against the likes of the Cubs, Dbax and Dodgers, too. All three of those teams score considerably more than the Marlins. Those three teams rank #5, #6 and #12 in terms of runs scored per game. In fact, they’re 2, 3, and 4 in the NL, only Colorado averaging more. By comparison, the Marlins rank 17th in the majors. Respectable, but not as strong as the offenses Bumgarner has just dominated. Yesterday notwithstanding, the Marlins typically don’t hit well against left-handers, either.
Bumgarner will also have the advantage of facing the Marlins for the first time since 2015. For the season, he’s got a 2.71 ERA in 10 starts, the UNDER going 6-3-1. On the road, his ERA dips to a stingy 2.31 to go along with an excellent 0.971 WHIP.
Like Bumgarner, Straily should feel pretty good about today’s matchup. Not only does he have a 2.84 ERA in 12 starts here this season, but he’s also 4-0 with a commanding 1.91 ERA (0.741 WHIP!) in four starts vs. SF. Not surprisingly, three of those four games stayed below the number. Expect a well pitched-affair and take a look at the “Under.”