Miami Marlins (20-34) vs Arizona Diamondbacks (28-26)Date : 06/01/2018
Time : 9:40 PM ET
Location : Chase Field
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Miami Marlins vs Arizona Diamondbacks
The Diamondbacks will welcome the Marlins to Chase field as the two teams will go face to face in a 3 games series. The D-Backs are starting to look like the team that started the year out on fire while the Marlins will have to figure out a way how to make this game competitive to avoid a blowout.
Miami Marlins's Latest Performance :
The Marlins will have to face off a red-hot D-Back team who are on the verge of winning their first series in three weeks, it will be a very tough series for the Marlins. They haven’t been good at all on the road this season they are 10-16 on the year, the Marlins still remains the worst scoring team in the Major with 187 runs scored this season. The Marlins are in the last place of the NL East with a record of 20-34 and it will be very tough for them to even attempt to make a comeback because they are already 8 games back of the 4th place Mets. The Marlins must do a better job of closing out games as they took were in the lead in the 6th inning but ended up giving up 4 runs in the 8th. Playing against an elite team like the D-Backs mistakes like this will make the game end quick.
J.T. Riddle finished 1-for-4 with an inside-the-park home run, the team will hope that he plays well on the road against the D-Backs. He has done quite an impressive job since being called up to the Major. He was hitting .250/.282/.355 with three homers and 31 RBI in 70 games for the Marlins in 2017.
Cameron Maybin went 3-for-4 with two RBI, a stolen base, and a run scored in his last performance. The 31-year-old outfielder is batting .252/.333/.339 with zero homers, nine RBI, two steals, and nine runs scored in 51 games this season.
Pitching for the Marlins will be Eliezer Hernandez. He throws the strike and locates his fastball. Not overpowering, he has 9 strikeouts in 18 innings but has walked only 1. Hernandez has gone 5 innings in each of his first 3 MLB starts.
Arizona Diamondbacks's Latest Performance :
The D-Backs offense has finally come back to life in the last 2 games they put up 17 runs as they are on the verge of sweeping the Reds they secure the first series win in 3 weeks. The D-Backs are hoping to do the same thing when the Marlins come to visit Chase Field. The D-Backs are starting to look like the team that won 9 straight series at the beginning of the season. The only thing they need to focus on now is the team’s health because they can’t afford another player going down after what happened to AJ, the team is starting to figure ways to win again and the team chemistry is very important at this point as they can’t afford another skid.
Daniel Descalso went 2 for 4 with a two-run homer with a single. He is getting a chance to play every day and he is making the most of his opportunity, slashing .254/.348/.500 with six homers and 24 RBI over 50 games. The D-Backs will have to take it game by game as they are starting to find their groove offensively again.
Nick Ahmed went 2-for-4 with a homer and four RBI, He slugged a go-ahead three-run homer. The 28-year-old shortstop is still batting just .211/.267/.416 on the season, though he does have eight home runs, 25 RBI, and 20 runs scored in 49 games. If he continues to bat like he does during this homestand the D-Backs could use him as a leadoff batter until AJ returns from injury, I expect him to do well in the Marlin series.
Pitching for the D-Backs will be Clay Buchholz. He allowed just one earned run over six innings with three strikeouts and no walks vs. the A’s in his last start but picked up a loss. In his only other start with the club, his 2018 debut, he tossed five innings of one-run ball vs. the Mets.
How Miami Marlins & Arizona Diamondbacks Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Diamondbacks are 23-9 in their last 32 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
Marlins are 10-21 in their last 31 road games vs. a right-handed starter.
Against The Spread Selection: Arizona Diamondbacks
My reason for the pick :
It is hard not to go with the D-Back at the moment, they have all the momentum on their side as they should be able to pick up this win with ease because the only thing that can stop the D-Backs from playing well are themselves. Once the D-Backs are rolling they are really hard to stop.
Betting trends for Miami Marlins:
- Marlins are 13-29 in their last 42 road games.
Betting trends for Arizona Diamondbacks:
- Diamondbacks are 35-16 in their last 51 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.