Miami Marlins vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Free Preview

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The Arizona Diamondbacks will play host to the Miami Marlins at Chase Field. Fox Sports Arizona is in line to televise this NL showdown and the opening pitch is scheduled for 10:10 p.m. ET.

Miami Marlins at Arizona Diamondbacks Odds

Arizona (-185) is favored over Miami (+175) and Vegas has the Over/Under for this one at 8 runs (-115 for the under and -105 for the over). The games current runline odds stand at -125 for taking the Marlins +1.5 runs and +105 for the Diamondbacks -1.5.

The Diamondbacks are 29-27 SU and 25-30 ATS. They’ve gained 1.3 units for moneyline bettors while gaining 5.3 units against the spread (ATS). The Marlins have gone 20-37 SU this year and are 28-28 ATS. In total, the teams lost 4.3 units for moneyline gamblers and 6.0 units ATS.

Diamondbacks games have an over/under record of 24-29-2 thus far in 2018. Miami has an over/under record of 27-29.

The southpaw Caleb Smith is projected to start for Miami. Smith is 4-5 with a 3.51 ERA and 69 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Diamondbacks this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Diamondbacks are handing the ball to righty Zack Greinke (3-4, 3.65 ERA), who’s got 72 strikeouts and 10 walks, as well as a 1.03 WHIP. Greinke made two starts against the team in 2017, compiling a 1-0 record in 2017, compiling a 1-0 record with a 7.36 ERA.

As a unit, Arizona’s pitching staff has allowed 3.6 runs per game overall this season. Its starters have an ERA of 3.90, a WHIP of 1.24 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.3. The bullpen has a solid ERA of just 2.45, a WHIP of 1.08 and a K/9 of 7.9.

The Arizona offense has produced 3.9 runs per contest, including 4.2 per game over its last 10 games and 6.2 per game over its last five. The team has hit .256/.315/.506 over its last five games and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

David Peralta has helped lead the Diamondbacks offense this season with eight home runs, 24 RBIs and 23 runs scored.

In the other dugout, Miami’s pitching staff allowed 5.3 runs per game and its starters own a 4.46 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 7.72 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 5.78, along with a K-per-9 of 8.69.

The Marlins offense has slashed .233/.301/.345 on its way to 3.4 runs scored per game in 2018, including 3.3 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 3.6 per game over the teams last five outings (1-4 SU).

Starlin Castro has led Miami’s hitters. Castro is hitting .284/.322/.385 with three home runs, 24 RBIs and 31 runs scored.

The Diamondbacks took the previous game in this series by a final score of nine runs to one.

Miami Marlins vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Free Pick

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

Betting Trends

  • The over has cashed in four of Miami’s last seven games.
  • The Marlins have hit six home runs in their last 10 games. The Diamondbacks have hit 16 over their last 10.
  • Miami has averaged 20.9 runs + hits + errors over its last 10 contests and 22.4 over its last five.
  • The Marlins have lost seven of their last eight games SU while the Diamondbacks have won three of their last four SU.