The San Francisco Giants are set to play host to the Miami Marlins at AT&T Park. The first pitch is scheduled for 3:45 p.m. ET and Fox SportsNet Florida is in line to televise this NL showdown.
Miami Marlins at San Francisco Giants Odds
Miami (+120) is the underdog to San Francisco (-130) and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under for this one at 8 runs. The odds for wagering on the games total sit at -120 for the over and +100 for the under. Bettors can also wager on the games spread with the current runline odds sitting at -175 for the Marlins +1.5 runs and +155 for the Giants -1.5.
The Giants are 36-38 straight up (SU) and 41-32 against the spread (ATS). The teams gained 3.0 units for moneyline bettors and 7.0 units (ATS). San Francisco has a – ATS mark over its last seven games and the . The Marlins have gone 29-45 SU this year and are 38-35 ATS. Overall, the teams accumulated 0.1 units for moneyline gamblers, but have lost 5.0 units ATS. Miami is – ATS over its last seven games and the .
Giants games have an over/under record of 37-34-2 so far in 2018. The Marlins have an over/under record of 37-36.
Right-hander Jose Urena will get the start for Miami. Urena is 2-8 with a 4.18 ERA and 70 strikeouts. He has yet to face San Francisco this year, but he made two starts against the Giants in 2017, compiling a 1-0 record against them with a 2.70 ERA and five strikeouts.
The Giants are putting the ball in the hands of lefty Derek Holland (4-7, 4.48 ERA), who has 64 punchouts and 29 walks, as well as a WHIP of 1.30. Holland did not record a start against the Marlins in 2017.
San Francisco’s pitching staff has given up 4.5 runs per game overall in 2018 as a unit. Its starting pitching staff has an ERA of 4.52, a WHIP of 1.36 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.1. The bullpen has a 3.65 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 8.6 K/9.
The San Francisco hitters have put up 4.2 runs per contest, including 3.5 per game over its last 10 games and 3.4 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .177/.274/.323 over its last five contests and is 2-3 SU during that span.
Shortstop Brandon Crawford and outfielder Andrew McCutchen have led the Giants batters this year. Crawford is hitting .315/.370/.492 with eight home runs, 32 RBIs and 31 runs scored, while McCutchen is hitting .266 with eight homers, 34 RBIs and 41 runs scored.
In the other dugout, Miami’s pitchers have allowed 5.0 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.68 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 7.54 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.95, along with a K-per-9 of 8.43.
The Marlins offense has slashed .235/.304/.356 on its way to 3.5 runs scored per game this season, including 3.8 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 3.8 per game over the teams last five contests (3-2 SU).
Third baseman Brian Anderson and second baseman Starlin Castro have paced Miami’s offense. Anderson is hitting .294/.373/.423 with four home runs, 35 RBIs and 41 runs scored, while Castro is slashing .273/.321/.378 with three homers, 25 RBIs and 41 runs scored.
Miami Marlins at San Francisco Giants MLB Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Giants, ATS Winner – Marlins, O/U – OVER
- Miami has logged 18 extra-base hits over its last five contests. San Francisco has 11 XBH over its last five.
- The Marlins have hit seven home runs in their last 10 games, including four over their last five.
- Miami has posted 20.0 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 19.8 over its last five.