The Arizona Diamondbacks are set to take on the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Fox Sports Arizona will televise this NL matchup and the first pitch will be at 7:10 p.m. ET.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Miami Marlins Odds
Oddsmakers are listing Arizona (-160) as the favorite over Miami (+150). Bettors are able to gamble on the games total with odds sitting at -115 for over 8 runs and -105 for under 8. You can also wager on the games runline with the odds sitting at -110 for the Diamondbacks -1.5 runs and -110 for the Marlins +1.5 runs.
The Diamondbacks have gone 45-34 SU this year and are 42-36 against the spread (ATS). They’ve accumulated 9.8 units for moneyline gamblers and 9.7 units ATS. Arizona has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the over has hit in four of those seven. The Marlins, on the other hand, are 32-48 SU and 42-37 ATS. The team has gained 1.7 units for moneyline bettors while gaining 3.6 units ATS. Miami has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the over has cashed in six of those seven.
Miami games have an over/under record of 42-37 so far in 2018. The Diamondbacks have an over/under record of 38-36-4.
Robbie Ray is getting the nod for Arizona. The southpaw Ray is 2-0 with a 4.88 ERA and 45 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Marlins this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.
The Marlins are putting the ball in the hands of lefty Wei-Yin Chen (2-4, 6.70 ERA), who has 36 strikeouts and 24 walks, as well as a WHIP of 1.69. Chen did not record a start against the Diamondbacks in 2017.
Arizona’s pitchers have allowed 3.7 runs per game and its starters own a 4.03 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 9.13 K/9. The bullpen has an excellent ERA of just 2.52, along with a WHIP of 1.25.
The Diamondbacks offense has slashed .226/.307/.398 on its way to 4.5 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.6 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 4.4 per game over the teams last five outings (4-1 SU).
Arizona’s hitters have been paced by outfielder David Peralta and first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, who have combined to belt 32 home runs. Peralta is hitting .284/.347/.514 with 15 home runs, 44 RBIs and 37 runs scored, while Goldschmidt (.264/.375/.524) has produced 17 homers, 41 RBIs and 55 runs scored.
For the home team, Miami’s pitchers have given up 5.1 runs per game overall in 2018. The teams starters have a 4.81 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 7.7 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.90 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 8.4 K/9.
Miami’s offense has produced 3.7 runs per outing, including 5.1 per game over its last 10 games and 5.8 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .277/.345/.435 over its last five contests and is 3-2 SU during that span.
The Marlins batters have been led by third baseman Brian Anderson and second baseman Starlin Castro. Anderson is slashing .299/.373/.419 with four home runs, 38 RBIs and 44 runs scored, and Castro’s line is .270/.318/.376 with four homers, 29 RBIs and 46 runs scored.
The Diamondbacks have gained 9.4 units and are 15-11 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has cashed in 12 of those games, as opposed to 11 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Marlins have netted 3.5 units and are 15-7 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The overs hit in 12 of those games, as opposed to 10 that’ve gone under.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Miami Marlins Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Diamondbacks, ATS Winner – Diamondbacks, O/U – OVER
- Arizona has recorded 17 extra-base hits over its last five contests. Miami has 16 XBH over its last five.
- The Diamondbacks have won five of their last six games SU.
- Arizona has posted 19.8 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 19.6 over its last five.
- Both teams have hit 10 home runs over their last 10 games.