Arizona Diamondbacks at Miami Marlins Betting Preview

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The Miami Marlins will play host to the Arizona Diamondbacks at Marlins Park. The game gets underway 7:10 p.m. ET and Fox Sports Arizona will televise this NL showdown.

Arizona Diamondbacks at Miami Marlins Odds

Vegas is listing Arizona (-120) as the favorite over Miami (+110). Bettors can wager on the games total with odds sitting at -110 for over 8.5 runs and -110 for under 8.5. Bettors can also wager on the games spread with the most recent runline odds sitting at +125 for the Diamondbacks -1.5 runs and -145 for the Marlins +1.5.

The Marlins are 40-37 against the spread (ATS), but just 31-47 straight up (SU). They’ve lost 0.9 units for moneyline bettors and 5.6 units (ATS). On the other hand, the Diamondbacks are 44-33 SU and have gone 41-35 ATS. Overall, the teams accumulated 9.9 units for moneyline bettors and 9.7 units ATS.

Miami games have a 40-37 over/under record so far in 2018. The Diamondbacks have an over/under record of 37-35-4.

Right-hander Shelby Miller is projected to start for the visiting D-backs. Miller has yet to pitch in the majors this year.

The Marlins will send righty Dan Straily (2-3, 4.89 ERA) to the mound. Straily has 39 strikeouts and 25 walks to his name, as well as a 1.50 WHIP. Straily is 0-1 with four strikeouts and a 2.08 ERA in one start against Arizona this year.

As a unit, Miami’s pitching staff has given up 5.1 runs per game overall this season. The teams starting pitching staff has an ERA of 4.83, a WHIP of 1.35 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.6. The bullpen has a 4.91 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 8.5 K/9.

The Miami offense has put up 3.6 runs per outing, including 4.4 per game over its last 10 games and 5.0 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .284/.338/.432 over its last five contests and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.

The Marlins offense has been led by Brian Anderson, who is hitting .294/.369/.415 with four home runs, 36 RBIs and 43 runs scored.

In the visiting dugout, Arizona’s pitchers have allowed 3.7 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 3.96 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 9.12 K/9. The bullpen has managed an excellent ERA of just 2.46, along with a WHIP of 1.23.

The Diamondbacks offense has slashed .227/.307/.399 on its way to 4.5 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.9 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 5.0 per game over the teams last five contests (4-1 SU).

David Peralta has sparked Arizona’s offense so far and is slashing .278/.341/.509 with 15 home runs, 43 RBIs and 36 runs scored.

The Diamondbacks just got a 3-0 victory over the Pirates, while the Marlins are coming off of an 8-5 win against the Rockies.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Miami Marlins MLB Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Marlins, ATS Winner – Marlins, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends

  • The under has hit in only two of Miami’s last seven games.
  • The Diamondbacks have hit 15 home runs in their last 10 games. The Marlins have hit nine over their last 10.
  • Miami has averaged 24.4 runs + hits + errors over its last 10 outings and 25.8 over its last five.