San Francisco Giants vs. Miami Marlins Matchup

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The Miami Marlins are set to host the San Francisco Giants at Marlins Park. The game gets underway 7:10 p.m. ET and Fox SportsNet Florida will broadcast this NL matchup

San Francisco Giants vs. Miami Marlins Odds

Miami (+105) is coming into this one as the underdog against San Francisco (-115) and oddsmakers have the Over/Under for this one at 8 runs. The odds for wagering on the games total stand at -125 for the over and +105 for the under. Runline odds sit at +130 for betting the Giants -1.5 runs and -150 for the Marlins +1.5.

The Marlins are 24-42 SU and 32-33 ATS. The teams lost 5.7 units for moneyline bettors and 8.3 units against the spread (ATS). The Giants have gone 33-33 SU this year and are 38-27 ATS. In total, the teams gained 7.6 units for gamblers taking the moneyline and 9.7 units ATS.

Marlins games have an over/under record of 32-33 so far in 2018. The Giants have an over/under record of 33-30-2.

Chris Stratton will get the nod for San Francisco. The right-handed Stratton is 7-3 with a 4.63 ERA and 58 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Marlins this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Marlins are turning to Trevor Richards (0-3, 5.02 ERA), who has 28 strikeouts and 14 walks to his name as well as a 1.50 WHIP. Richards did not accrue any MLB pitching stats in 2017.

As a unit, Miami’s pitching staff has given up 5.1 runs per game overall this year. Its starters have an ERA of 4.60, a WHIP of 1.34 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.7. The bullpen has a 5.28 ERA, 1.51 WHIP and 8.6 K/9.

Miami’s hitters are putting up 3.5 runs per outing, including 3.9 per game over its last 10 games and 3.4 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .186/.274/.308 over its last five matchups and is 2-3 SU during that span.

The Marlins hitters have been led by Brian Anderson, who is hitting .310/.383/.448 with four home runs, 32 RBIs and 36 runs scored.

For the visiting squad, San Francisco’s pitchers have allowed 4.7 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.69 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 7.08 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 3.89, along with a K/9 of 8.52.

The Giants offense has slashed .263/.326/.419 on its way to 4.2 runs scored per game in 2018, including 5.0 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 5.2 per game over the teams last five outings (3-2 SU).

Brandon Crawford has led San Francisco’s offense so far and is hitting .333/.382/.529 with eight home runs, 31 RBIs and 28 runs scored.

The Marlins are coming off a 7-5 victory in the prior game of this series.

San Francisco Giants vs. Miami Marlins MLB Prediction

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

Betting Trends

  • The under has hit in three of San Francisco’s last seven games.
  • The Giants have hit 12 home runs in their last 10 games. The Marlins have hit nine over their last 10.
  • Miami has recorded 19.7 runs + hits + errors per game over its last 10 games and 15.0 over its last five.