San Francisco Giants at Miami Marlins Matchup

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The Miami Marlins are seeking their fourth straight victory as they play host to the San Francisco Giants at Marlins Park. The opening pitch is scheduled for 12:10 p.m. ET and Fox SportsNet Florida will broadcast this NL matchup.

San Francisco Giants vs. Miami Marlins Odds

Miami (-110) is hosting this game as the favorite over San Francisco (+100) and oddsmakers have put the Over/Under for this one at 8 runs. The odds for betting on the games total sit at -120 for the under and +100 for the over. Bettors can also wager on the games runline with the most recent odds sitting at -210 for the Giants +1.5 runs and +175 for the Marlins -1.5 runs.

The Giants have gone 33-35 SU this year and are 38-29 against the spread (ATS). They’ve accumulated 4.9 units for moneyline bettors and 7.5 units ATS. San Francisco has covered the spread just twice over its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven. The Marlins, on the other hand, are 26-42 SU and 34-33 ATS. The team has lost 3.2 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 6.3 units ATS. Miami has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven.

Marlins games have a 33-34 over/under record thus far in 2018. The Giants have an over/under record of 34-31-2.

Dereck Rodriguez is the projected starter for San Francisco. Rodriguez is 1-1 with a 5.25 ERA and 12 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Marlins this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Marlins will turn to righty Dan Straily (2-2, 4.08 ERA), who has 31 strikeouts and 22 walks to his credit as well as a 1.49 WHIP. Straily made two starts against the team in 2017, putting together a 1-0 record in 2017, compiling a 1-0 record with a 2.70 ERA and six strikeouts.

As a unit, Miami’s pitching staff has given up 5.0 runs per game overall this year. The teams starters have a 4.54 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 7.6 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 5.20 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 8.5 K/9.

Miami’s offense has put up 3.5 runs per contest, including 4.4 per game over its last 10 games and 4.0 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .214/.292/.331 over its last five contests and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

Third baseman Brian Anderson and second baseman Starlin Castro have led the way for the Marlins hitters this year. Anderson is hitting .308/.385/.443 with four home runs, 33 RBIs and 39 runs scored, and Castro is hitting .285 with three homers, 25 RBIs and 39 runs scored.

In the visiting dugout, San Francisco’s pitchers have allowed 4.7 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.66 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 6.99 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.89, along with a WHIP of 1.38 and a K/9 of 8.69.

The Giants offense has slashed .262/.325/.416 on its way to 4.2 runs scored per game this year, including 4.9 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 3.4 per game over the teams last five contests (1-4 SU).

Shortstop Brandon Crawford and right fielder Andrew McCutchen continue to lead San Francisco’s hitters. Crawford is hitting .328/.377/.517 with eight home runs, 32 RBIs and 29 runs scored, while McCutchen (.262/.351/.447) is up to seven homers, 32 RBIs and 38 runs scored.

The Giants have gained 1.1 units and are 23-19 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The overs hit in 18 of those games, compared to 22 that’ve gone under against -handed starting pitchers.

San Francisco Giants at Miami Marlins Pick

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

Betting Notes

  • The over has cashed in three of Miami’s last seven games.
  • The Giants have hit 13 home runs in their last 10 games. The Marlins have hit eight over their last 10.
  • Miami has recorded 19.8 runs + hits + errors per game over its last 10 games and 17.2 over its last five.
  • The Giants have lost four of their last five games SU.