Miami Marlins at Arizona Diamondbacks Matchup

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The Arizona Diamondbacks will play host to the Miami Marlins at Chase Field. This NL matchup will get underway at 9:40 p.m. ET and fans looking to watch it can tune in to Fox Sports Arizona.

Miami Marlins at Arizona Diamondbacks Odds

Oddsmakers are listing Miami (+190) as the underdog to Arizona (-210). The total stands at 8.5 runs and bettors can wager on either the over or the under for -110. Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the current runline odds sitting at -115 for the Marlins +1.5 runs and -105 for the Diamondbacks -1.5.

The Diamondbacks are 76-74 straight up (SU) and 84-65 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 3.7 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 13.0 units ATS. The Marlins have gone 52-97 SU this year and are 75-73 ATS. Overall, the club has lost 15.5 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 9.0 units ATS.

Arizona games have an over/under record of 67-71-11 in 2019. The Marlins have an over/under record of 69-68-11.

Pablo Lopez will get the start for Miami. The right-handed Lopez is 5-8 with a 4.97 ERA and 85 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Diamondbacks this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.

The Diamondbacks are countering with Robbie Ray (12-8, 4.30 ERA). Ray has 208 punchouts and 73 walks, along with a 1.34 WHIP. Ray is 0-1 with 11 strikeouts and a 3.00 ERA in one start against Miami this year.

Arizona’s pitchers have allowed 4.6 runs per game overall in 2019 as a unit. Its starters have an ERA of 4.30, a WHIP of 1.28 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.7. The bullpen has a 4.31 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 8.7 K/9.

Arizona’s offense is putting up 5.0 runs per contest, including 2.1 per game over its last 10 games and 1.2 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .152/.234/.205 over its last five contests and is 1-4 SU during that span.

The Diamondbacks’ hitters have been led by Ketel Marte and Eduardo Escobar. Marte is slashing .327/.387/.590 with 32 home runs, 91 RBIs and 96 runs scored, while Escobar is batting .269 with 34 homers, 113 RBIs and 90 runs scored.

In the visiting dugout, Miami’s pitchers have allowed 4.9 runs per game and its starters own a 4.50 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 8.27 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 5.05, along with a WHIP of 1.27 and a K-per-9 of 9.27.

Marlins hitters have slashed .239/.299/.367 on their way to 3.7 runs scored per game this year, including 2.9 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 2.4 per game over the team’s last five contests (1-4 SU).

Second baseman Starlin Castro and first baseman Miguel Rojas continue to lead Miami’s offense. Castro is slashing .267/.295/.417 with 19 home runs, 78 RBIs and 60 runs scored, while Rojas (.286/.338/.381) has produced five homers, 39 RBIs and 47 runs scored.

Marlins at Diamondbacks Prediction

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

Betting Notes

  • Both offenses have tallied seven extra-base hits over their last five outings.
  • Each team has hit five home runs over its last 10 outings.
  • The Marlins have a total OPS of .666 this season and an OPS of .685 when facing left-handed pitchers. The Diamondbacks’ OPS stands at .762 overall and .853 against lefties.
  • Arizona has posted 13.1 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 10.4 over its last five.