San Diego Padres vs Miami Marlins 6-9-2018

San Diego Padres vs Miami Marlins 6-9-2018

San Diego Padres (29-35) vs Miami Marlins (22-39)

Date : 06/09/2018
Time : 4:10 pm EST
Location : Marlins Park, Miami, Florida

Pick, Prediction, & Preview:

San Diego Padres vs Miami Marlins

Game 2 of a 3-game set between the visiting San Diego Padres and the Miami Marlins will take place at Marlins Park in Miami, Florida, on Saturday afternoon at 4:10 pm EST.  The Marlins have lost 9 of their last 12 games while winning their last 2 outing.  Yet, Miami finds themselves in the cellar of the NL East division.  The Padres, on the other hand, have found ways to win lately in have won 7 of their last 9 games, yet, continue to occupy the 5th place slot within the NL West division.  This will be the 2nd meeting of the year amongst these two teams with the Padres taking 2 of 3 from the Marlins on 5-31-2018 in a 4-game home set.

San Diego Padres 's Latest Performance :

The Marlins come into this matchup losers of 3 of their last 5 games to there the O/U was 4-1.  They recently would play horrible in a 4-game set versus the Padres to drop the road set on 5-31-2018.  Miami was swept by the Arizona D’backs on 6-3-2018, but, would win games 1 and 2 of a 3-game road set at Busch Field versus the St. Louis Cardinals.

For the season, the Marlins average 3.51 runs per game (30th) with a team batting average of .237 (22rd), 48 homers (30th) along with 13 stolen bases (29th).  Their pitching staff has an ERA of 5.01 (28th) with 486 strikeouts (22nd) along with 18 quality starts (27th).

Starlin Castro (.297 BA on 236 AB), Brian Anderson (.297 BA on 229 AB), and Justin Bour (.234 BA on 192 AB) have been the offensive superstars for the Marlins this year.  Derek Dietrich (.288 BA on 208 AB) and Miguel Rojas (.238 BA on 214 AB) have also been critical components to the Miami offensive attack.

Jose Urena (1-7, 74.1 IP, 39 R, 74 H, 8 HR, 18 BB, 61 SO, 4.60 ERA) have pitched the most inning for the Marlins this year.  Caleb Smith (4-6) has also pitched 60.1 innings while allowing 27 runs on 44 hits, 7 homers, 28 walks, and 74 strikeouts with an ERA of 4.03.


Miami Marlins's Latest Performance :

The Padres come into this matchup winners of 4 of their last 5 games to where the O/U has been 4-1.  Recently, the Padres would win a 3-game home series with the Cincinnati Reds on 6-3-2018.  They would also take this momentum into a 3-game home set versus the Atlanta Braves which they would win.  The finale on 6-6-2018 was a 3-1 win for the Padres.

For the season, San Diego averages 3.95 runs per game (25th) with a team batting average of .233 (25th), 58 homers (26th) and 38 stolen bases on the year (7th).  Their pitching staff possesses an ERA of 4.28 (19th) with 548 strikeouts (9th) and 21 quality starts thus far (24th).

Jose Pirela (.275 BA on 244 AB), Eric Hosmer (.285 BA on 228 AB), and Freddy Galvis (.235 BA on 226 AB) have been the few bright spots for this San Diego squad.

Tyson Ross (5-3) has pitched 70.2 innings while allowing 28 runs on 60 hits, 6 homers, 26 walks, and 71 strikeouts with an ERA of 3.31 has also been solid at the mound.  Clayton Richard (4-6) has been improving for the Padres this season and has pitched 81 innings while allowing 43 runs on 78 hits, 9 homers, 27 walks, and 66 strikeouts with an ERA of 4.67.

How San Diego Padres & Miami Marlins Matchup.

Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:

For the season, the Marlins are 29-32 ATS while the O/U is 31-30.  On the other hand, the Padres are 33-31 ATS while the O/U is 32-30-2.

In-Depth Analysis of each team:

This matchup amongst these two teams on Saturday will be a rematch of a 4-game set at PetCo Park earlier in the year when the Padres won the series off stellar offensive play along with consistent pitching from the mound.  The Marlins, at this point, are seemingly in trouble losing 12 of their last 17 games while the Padres have indeed played well recently winning 12 of their last 19 games.  The pitcher for the Marlins have not been announced, however, the Padres’ ace Tyson Ross (5-3) will get the start for game 2 looking to continue the momentum for San Diego.  Ross has been solid all season and will toe the mound on Saturday looking for his 4th win in 5 starts.  Justin Buor (1-3), Starlin Castro (3-9), Cameron Maybin (2-5), and JT Realmuto (1-3) have had a bit of experience and success against him in the past; However, Derek Dietrich (0-4) and Miguel Rojas (0-4) have not have any success at all against the righty in their respective careers.

Against The Spread Selection: San Diego Padres

My reason for the pick :

It is apparent who the better team is at this point in the season.  San Diego has not only played well lately, as a whole, but, they have also shined against the Marlines in the past and seek to continue this trend at Marlins Park on Saturday.  I will have to back the Padres in this contest in that they will have their ace on the mound who has been on a tear lately as well as the fact that the Padres have really been picking up some hard-fought wins due to strong pitching and reliable offense, something the Padres have struggled with all season.  Nonetheless, the San Diego will certainly continue their stellar play against the Marlins, thus dropping them to 10-19 at Marlins Park for 2018.

Betting trends for San Diego Padres :

  • Betting Trends for San Diego Padres

    • The Padres are 6-2 in last 8 games
    • The Over is 6-0 in Padres last 6 games

Betting trends for Miami Marlins:

  • Betting Trends for Miami Marlins

    • The Marlins are 2-6 in last 8 home games
    • The Marlins are 1-6 in last 7 games
    • The Over is 4-1 in Marlins last 5 games


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