Going into game three of this interleague showdown, the Marlins (61-57, 35-25 home) are giving the start to Eury Pérez. On the other side, the Yankees (60-57, 25-29 away) are rolling with Gerrit Cole. Don’t miss my prediction for today’s New York Yankees versus Miami Marlins game in Miami.
NEW YORK YANKEES VS MIAMI MARLINS BETTING PICK
The Pick: New York Yankees -132
This game will be played at loanDepot Park at 1:40 ET on Sunday, August 13th.
WHY BET THE NEW YORK YANKEES:
- The Yankees will be taking on a Marlins club that is just 4-6 over their last ten games.
- Looking at the Yankees’ last ten games as the underdog, they are just 3-7.
- Over his last four starts, Gerrit Cole has an ERA of just 2.64.
NEW YORK YANKEES SEEK TO IMPROVE THEIR ROAD RECORD
Entering game 118 of their season, the Yankees are 12 games out in the AL East and are in 5th place. So far, their overall series record stands at 16-15-7. New York’s road winning percent is currently 46.3% (25-29) compared to 55.6% at home (35-28).
Entering his 25th start of the season, Gerrit Cole boasts a 10-3 record with an ERA of 2.75 and a batting average against of .208. On the road, he has gone 3-2 with a 2.69 ERA, while at home he is 7-1 on an ERA of 3.12. Teams have managed just a .328 slugging percentage against him this season.
Gerrit Cole suffered a 5-1 loss in his most recent start against the White Sox. Despite lasting seven innings, he allowed four runs on five hits.
Having gone deep 15 times in their last ten games, the Yankees are 6th in that span. At 4.3 runs per game, New York is 20th in the league. This figure has come on a team batting average of .232 while hitting a total of 161 home runs (7th).
Gleyber Torres has been a major contributor to the Yankees’ offensive success in 2023. He currently has a .271 batting average, 18 home runs, and 49 RBIs.
WILL THE MIAMI MARLINS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
118 games into the season, the Marlins have a record of 61-57, putting them 3rd in the NL East. This mark includes an overall series 19-17-1. At home, they are 35-25 compared to 26-32 on the road.
The Marlins will turn to starter Eury Pérez, who has posted a 5-4 record in 12 appearances this season. His ERA stands at 2.79, while his K/9 rate is 10.55 and FIP is 3.97. Additionally, he holds an OBP of .269.
Eury Pérez was handed the loss in his last outing against the Reds, as he gave up four runs on five hits in the 5-2 defeat for the Marlins.
During their last five games, Miami is the 22nd ranked offense in terms of batting average. In these games, they have hit a combined .209 and are averaging 3.4 runs per game. Across the entire season, the Marlins are hitting .262 with an OBP of .317 while averaging 4 runs per contest. This figure puts them 25th in the league.
Over the Marlins’ last ten games, Josh Bell has been on a tear, leading the team in home runs with 3 and boasting a season-long total of 15. His overall batting average stands at .241.