Houston Astros vs. Florida Marlins Odds & Pick: August 20th 2010
The Marlins come in on a roll. Yesterday’s victory was their third straight. That brought them to 60-60 for the season. With Sanchez on the mound and the Astros coming to town, the Marlins have a great shot at climbing above the .500 mark here.
In 11 home starts, Sanchez has a stellar 2.97 ERA for the Marlins. In two road starts for the Astros, Happ has a dreadful 10.50 ERA and 2.833 WHIP. Note that Happ is supported by a Houston bullpen which has a terrible 5.38 ERA and 1.673 WHIP on the road.
The Marlins are 6-1 the last seven times that they hosted the Astros. Meanwhile, Sanchez is 2-0 with a 0.96 ERA in three career starts vs. Houston. That includes a 5-1 victory this season.
With yesterday’s victory, the Marlins are now 7-1 the last eight times that they faced a southpaw starter, including a perfect 5-0 their last five. Looking back further and we find them at a profitable 23-12 their last 35 vs. left-handed starters and an excellent 75-55 (+25.5) their last 130. Consider FLORIDA. Visit Touthouse.com for more expert baseball betting info from Ben Burns