Miami Marlins at San Francisco Giants Betting Preview

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The Miami Marlins will head west to face off against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. The opening pitch is scheduled for 10:15 p.m. ET and Fox SportsNet Florida is in line to showcase this NL showdown.

Miami Marlins vs. San Francisco Giants Odds

San Francisco (-150) is favored over Miami (+140) and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under for this night game at 7.5 runs (-120 for the over and +100 for the under). Gamblers can also bet on the games runline with the current odds standing at -155 for the Marlins +1.5 runs and +135 for the Giants -1.5.

The Giants are 35-37 straight up (SU) and 40-31 against the spread (ATS). The team has gained 2.8 units for moneyline bettors and 7.0 units (ATS). San Francisco has a 3-4 ATS mark over its last seven games and the under has cashed in four of those seven. The Marlins have gone 28-44 SU this year and are 37-34 ATS. In total, the teams lost 0.4 units for gamblers taking the moneyline and 4.7 units ATS. Miami has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the under has hit in four of those seven.

San Francisco games have an over/under record of 36-33-2 thus far in 2018. Miami has an over/under record of 35-36.

Caleb Smith is getting the nod for the visiting Marlins. The left-handed Smith is 5-6 with a 3.75 ERA and 83 strikeouts. He’s 0-0 with four strikeouts and a 4.26 ERA against San Francisco this year.

The Giants are handing the ball to lefty Andrew Suarez (2-4, 4.92 ERA), who has 50 strikeouts and 11 walks, as well as a WHIP of 1.26. Suarez is 0-0 with three strikeouts and a 3.60 ERA in one start against Miami this year.

Miami’s pitchers have allowed 5.0 runs per game and its starters own a 4.56 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 7.53 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 5.09, along with a K-per-9 of 8.46.

Marlins hitters have slashed .235/.304/.357 on their 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).

Miami’s offensive production has been powered by third baseman Brian Anderson and second baseman Starlin Castro. Anderson is hitting .299/.378/.428 with four home runs, 34 RBIs and 40 runs scored, while Castro is hitting .277 with three homers, 25 RBIs and 40 runs scored.

For the home team, San Francisco’s pitchers have yielded 4.5 runs per game overall in 2018. The teams starters have an ERA of 4.54, a WHIP of 1.37 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.0. The bullpen has a 3.64 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 8.6 K/9.

San Francisco’s offense has produced 4.1 runs per contest, including 3.9 per game over its last 10 games and 3.4 per game over its last five. The teams hit .187/.275/.313 over its last five contests and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.

The Giants batters have been led by shortstop Brandon Crawford and right fielder Andrew McCutchen. Crawford is hitting .315/.370/.492 with eight home runs, 32 RBIs and 31 runs scored, and McCutchen’s line is .266/.349/.449 with eight homers, 34 RBIs and 40 runs.

The Marlins have gained 1.0 units and are 12-7 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has cashed in 10 of those games, compared to nine that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Giants have netted 1.7 units and are 15-12 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 17 of those games, as opposed to 10 that’ve gone under.

Miami Marlins vs. San Francisco Giants MLB Prediction

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

Betting Trends

  • The over has hit in three of San Francisco’s last seven games.
  • San Francisco has recorded 19.1 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 17.0 over its last five.
  • The Marlins have hit eight home runs in their last 10 games, including five over their last five.