New York Yankees vs Miami Marlins 8-21-2018

New York Yankees vs Miami Marlins 8-21-2018

New York Yankees (77-46) vs Miami Marlins (49-76)

Date : 08/21/2018
Time : 7:10 pm EST
Location : Marlins Park, Miami, Florida

Pick, Prediction, & Preview:

New York Yankees vs Miami Marlins

Game 1 of a 2-game set between the visiting New York Yankees and the Miami Marlins will take place at Marlins Park in Miami, Florida, beginning on Tuesday night at 7:10 pm EST.  The Yankees are in 2nd place within the AL East division while the Marlins are in 5th place within the NL East division.  In their last outing, the Marlins would tie a 3-game road set versus the Washington Nationals by picking up the 7-5 win on 8-18-2018 to where they would cash in on the money line as underdogs (+170) while the over was the play with total runs being set at 9.5 for the game.  Wei Yen Chen would pitch 5.2 innings while allowing 2 runs on 5 hits and a homer with an ERA of 5.20, yet, would get the no decision in the game while Jefry Rodriguez would also receive the no decision as he would last 5 innings while allowing 4 runs on 5 hits and a homer with a 5.46 ERA.  With 11 hits for the game, the Marlins would get 3 hits along with 4 RBI’s from JT Riddle while Isaac Galloway would go 1-3 with 2 RBI’s in the win.  Washington’s Trea Turner would go 2-5 with 3 RBI’s while Adam Eaton would go 2-2 with an RBI in the loss.  The win halted a 6-game skid for the Marlins.

The Yankees would go up 2 games to nil on the Toronto Blue Jays in their current 3-game home set as they would pick up the 11-6 win on 8-18-2018 while also cashing in on the money line (-310) with the over being the play with total runs being set at 9 for the game.  Miguel Andujar would go 3-5 with 3 RBI’s while DiDi Gregorius would go 1-4 with 3 RBI’s in the victory.  Greg Bird would also go 1-4 with 2 RBI’s for the Yanks.  Luis Severino (16-6) would pick up the win as he would pitch 5 innings while allowing 2 runs on 6 hits and 8 k’s with an ERA of 3,28 for the game while Sean-Reed Foley (0-2) would suffer the loss for the Jays as he would last 4.1 innings while giving up 8 runs on 7 hits, 3 homers along with 6 strikeouts with an ERA of 8.68.  The Blue Jays, despite getting 13 hits for the game, would not be able to recover from their pitching as Billy McKinney would go 2-4 with 2 RBI’s while Justin Smoak would go 2-4 with an RBI in the loss.  The win was the 2nd straight for the Yankees and 9th in 13 games.

New York Yankees 's Latest Performance :

The Yankees have won 3 of their last 5 matchups to where the O/U was 2-3.  Recently, the Yankees would go on the lose a 3-game home set to the Tampa Bay Rays on 8-16-2018, however, would come out strong in the first 2 games of a 3-game home set in which they would score 18 runs in going up 2-0 early with the finale being on 8-19-2018.

Aaron Judge (.285 BA on 372 AB), Didi Gregorius (.268 BA on 451 AB), and Brett Gardner (.243 BA on 416 AB) have been outstanding for the Yankees this year at the plate.  Giancarlo Stanton (.285 BA on 471 AB) and Miguel Andujar (.300 BA on 427 AB) have also been solid at the plate thus far.

On the other hand, Luis Severino (16-6) has pitched 159.1 innings while allowing 60 runs on 143 hits, 17 homers, 39 walks, and 181 strikeouts with an ERA of 3.28 while  C.C. Sabathia (7-4) is also an important piece to the Yankee pitching staff as he has pitched 119.1 innings while allowing 53 runs on 112 hits, 16 homers, 41 walks, and 106 strikeouts with an ERA of 3.32.


Miami Marlins's Latest Performance :

The Marlins come into this matchup losers of 4 of their last 5 games to there the O/U was 3-2.  After losing a 3-game home set to the Mets on 8-12-2018, the Marlins would go on to be swept in a 4-game road set versus the Braves in their following series on 8-15-2018 while also losing the first 2 games of a 4-game set versus the Nationals on the road; However, they would get the 7-5 win in game 3 to get back into the series in which to get the tie in the finale.

Starlin Castro (.280 BA on 478 AB), Brian Anderson (.277 BA on 480 AB), and Justin Bour (.227 BA on 374 AB) have been the offensive superstars for the Marlins this year.  Derek Dietrich (.269 BA on 420 AB) and Miguel Rojas (.256 BA on 386 AB) have also been critical components to the Miami offensive attack.

Jose Urena (3-12, 129 IP, 69 R, 128 H, 15 HR, 37 BB, 104 SO, 4.74 ERA) have pitched the most inning for the Marlins this year.

How New York Yankees & Miami Marlins Matchup.

Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:

For the season, the Yankees are 65-58 ATS while the O/U is 51-61-7.  On the other hand, the Marlins are 61-64 ATS while the O/U is 63-57-5.

In-Depth Analysis of each team:

Here you have an uneven matchup in many ways with the Yankees, in a competitive battle currently with the Boston Red Sox in which to achieve 1st place supremacy within the AL East division along with further fuel its pennant aspirations, are clearly the more talented team in this short series.  The Marlins, on the other hand, are in the cellar of the NL East and continue to drop game after game due to apparent inconsistencies at the mound as well as at the plate throughout the year.  Nonetheless, this is the MLB and while both teams will provide their best effort in which to pull out a win in this instance, the Yanks certainly have the incentive to get off to a fast start in this set.  This will certainly be an interesting series in that there will be a great chance that some runs will be scored on both sides.

Totals Selection: Pick: Ovder

My reason for the prediction :

No pitchers have been assigned for this matchup for either team, however, not to fret.  The total is certainly an area that we will focus on in this analysis for this particular series.  As stated, after plating 11 hits in their 5 outings prior to their current series, the Yankees have once again heated up at the plate in plating 18 in their last 2 games with the over being he result in both matchups.  On the other hand, the Marlins are allowing 7 runs per game to their opponents in their last 7 games, thus causing the over to be the play in 4 of the last 6 games for the fish.  It would also be important to note that these two squads got together on 4-17-2018 to where both teams would battle to a tie in a 2-game interleague set at Yankee Stadium to where the over was the play in both games with the Yanks and Marlins scoring a combined 23 runs during the short set.  In all, I will look towards the over as being the strongest play in both contests as these teams have really lit up the scoreboard in recent matchups.

Betting trends for New York Yankees :

    • The Yankees are 9-4 in last 13 games
    • The Yankees are 3-5 in last 8 road games
    • The Under is 6-2-1 in Yankees last 9 road games

Betting trends for Miami Marlins:

    • The Marlins are 2-9 in last 11 games
    • The Marlins are 4-7 in last 11 home games
    • The Under is 5-1-2 in Marlins last 8 home games


A sports analyst and enthusiast, Filipa enjoys writing articles for NHL, NBA, NCAAB, and, of course, for NCAAF. In addition, he enjoys the true art of breaking down games in such as way as to locate certain trends that can impact future contests. With a willingness to research, construct, and relay information that any reader can understand, Filipa aims to provide the reader with interesting & indepth knowledge for upcoming sporting events.