San Francisco Giants at Miami Marlins Betting Preview

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Steven Duggar and the struggling San Francisco Giants will face off against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park in a Thursday day game. NBC Sports – Bay Area is in line to broadcast this NL matchup and the game gets underway at 1:10 p.m. ET.

San Francisco Giants vs. Miami Marlins Odds

The Marlins are only 19-34 straight up (SU) and 23-29 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 5.9 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 12.4 units ATS. Miami has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven. The Giants are 21-33 SU and have gone 21-32 ATS. Overall, the team’s lost 7.1 units for moneyline bettors and 21.4 units ATS. San Francisco has covered the spread only twice over its last seven games and the total has gone over in six of those seven.

Miami games have had an over/under record of 23-28-1 thus far in 2019. San Francisco has an over/under record of 28-23-2.

Tyler Beede will get the start for the visiting Giants. The right-handed Beede is 0-1 with a 13.50 ERA and 10 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Marlins this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.

The Marlins are sending righty Sandy Alcantara (2-5, 4.50 ERA) to the mound. Alcantara has 38 strikeouts and 26 walks as well as a 1.43 WHIP. Alcantara did not record a start against the Giants in 2018.

San Francisco’s pitchers have allowed 5.3 runs per game and its starters own a 5.33 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 8.24 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 3.99, along with a WHIP of 1.44.

Giants hitters have slashed .220/.286/.364 on their way to 3.7 runs scored per game this season, including 2.7 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 2.6 per game over the team’s last five outings (0-5 SU).

Right fielder Steven Duggar and second baseman Joe Panik continue to lead San Francisco’s hitters. Duggar is hitting .238/.283/.347 with three home runs, 22 RBIs and 19 runs scored. Panik (.251/.333/.363) is up to three homers, 17 RBIs and 20 runs scored.

In the home-team dugout, Miami’s pitching staff has given up 4.7 runs per game overall in 2019. The club’s starting pitching staff has a 4.10 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 7.9 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 5.20 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 9.9 K/9.

The Miami hitters have produced 3.2 runs per contest, including 5.3 per game over its last 10 games and 4.8 per game over their last five. The team’s hit .295/.354/.434 over its last five games and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

Second baseman Starlin Castro and third baseman Brian Anderson have led the charge for the Marlins’ offense this year. Castro is hitting .233/.271/.301 with three home runs, 16 RBIs and 15 runs scored, while Anderson’s line is .236/.320/.359 with five homers, 21 RBIs and 13 runs.

The Giants have lost 3.9 units and are 13-23 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has hit in 20 of those games, compared to 15 that’ve hit the under against righties.

Giants vs. Marlins Free Pick

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

Betting Notes

  • The over has hit in four of Miami’s last seven games.
  • The Giants have lost eight of their last nine games SU.
  • San Francisco fielders have seven errors over the last five outin, compared to only three errors for Miami over its last five.
  • The Giants have hit seven home runs in their last 10 games. The Marlins have hit 13 over their last 10.
  • The Giants have a total OPS of .650 this season and an OPS of .657 against right-handed pitchers. The Marlins’ OPS sits at .632 overall and .637 against righties.