San Diego Padres vs Miami Marlins 6-10-2018

San Diego Padres vs Miami Marlins 6-10-2018

San Diego Padres (29-35) vs Miami Marlins (22-40)

Date : 06/10/2018
Time : 1:10 pm EST
Location : Marlins Park, Miami, Florida

Pick, Prediction, & Preview:

San Diego Padres vs Miami Marlins

The finale 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 Sunday afternoon at 1:10 pm EST.  The Marlins have lost 7 of their last 9 games and find themselves in the cellar of the NL East conference.  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 3-2.  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 a 3-game road set at Busch Field versus the St. Louis Cardinals on 67-2018.

For the season, the Marlins average 3.47 runs per game (30th) with a team batting average of .235 (23rd), 48 homers (30th) along with 13 stolen bases (29th).  Their pitching staff has an ERA of 5.00 (28th) with 492 strikeouts (22nd) along with 18 quality starts (27th).

Starlin Castro (.292 BA on 240 AB), Brian Anderson (.297 BA on 232 AB), and Justin Bour (.245 BA on 196 AB) have been the offensive superstars for the Marlins this year.  Derek Dietrich (.284 BA on 211 AB) and Miguel Rojas (.237 BA on 215 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 as they would get the 3-1 win in game 3 on 6-6-2018.  In their last 4 wins, the Padres surrendered only 2.5 runs per game while scoring 7 runs per game during this time.

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 (25th).

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

In-Depth Analysis of each team:

While the Padres have won 6 of their last 8 games, their opponent will come into this finale losers of 6 of their last 8 games.  The pitcher for the Marlins have not been announced, however, Clayton Richard (4-6) will come to the mound for San Diego on Sunday looking for his 4th win in his last 7 starts.  Richard has really picked it up in his last 5 starts, in particular, as he has only been credited for only 13 runs on 26 hits.  He has also pitched very nicely against the Marlins lineup in the past as Derek Dietrich (0-3) and Miguel Rojas (0-3) have indeed struggled against the left-hander.  On the other hand, Starlin Castro (1-3), Cameron Maybin (1-1), and J.T. Realmuto (1-3), however, have had a bit of success against Richard in the past.  In a 6-game losing stretch in which the offense scored 2.3 runs per game, the Marlins have since picked up their scoring in their last 2 games averaging 9 runs per game.  With that being said, it will be interesting to see how Richard approaches the awakened bats of the Marlins on Sunday.

Against The Spread Selection: San Diego Padres

My reason for the pick :

Again, by the Padres knocking off one of the most dangerous teams in the MLB in the Braves, I expect them to certainly continue their streak against a Marlins team that continues to struggle on offense, defense, and, on the mound.  In addition to this, with Miami being on 3-8 in their last 11 home games, there may not be much hope that the Marlins can somehow pull out a victory.  As stated, Richard has been on fire at the mound in recent outings and will certainly be looking to improve upon his record.  Furthermore, with the Padres offense obtaining timely hits recently, I have the feeling that the Padres will indeed end this series on a winning note.

Betting trends for San Diego Padres:

  • Betting Trends for San Diego Padres

    • The Padres are 7-2 in last 9 games
    • The Over is 6-1 in Padres last 7 games
    • The Under is 4-1 in Padres last 5 road games

Betting trends for Miami Marlins :

  • Betting Trends for Miami Marlins

    • The Marlins are 2-6 in last 8 home games
    • The Marlins are 3-7 in last 10 home games
    • The Over is 5-1 in Marlins last 6 games


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