San Francisco Giants (33-33) vs Miami Marlins (24-42)Date : 01/01/1970
Time : 12:10 pm EST
Location : Marlins Park, Miami, Florida
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
San Francisco Giants vs Miami Marlins
The finale of a 4-game set versus the San Francisco Giants and the Miami Marlins will take place on Thursday afternoon at 12:10 pm EST at Marlins Park in Miami, Florida. The Giants occupy 3rd place within the NL West division while the Marlins continue to struggle lately in losing 15 of the last 22 games while continuing to hold down 5th place within the NL East division. This will be the 1st meeting of the year amongst these two teams, however, the marlins have dominated the Giants in the past not only winning 5 of the last 6 meetings, but, also taking 2 of the last 3 at Marlins Park on 8-14-2017.
San Francisco Giants's Latest Performance :
The San Francisco Giants come into this matchup winners of 3 of their last 5 games to where the O/U was 4-1. Recently, the Giants would come out to play in a 3-game home set versus the Phillies as they would get the sweep on 6-3-2018. The Giants would also take this momentum into their following series as they were able to pick up yet another series win against the Arizona Diamondbacks with a 5-4 win in game 3 on 6-6-2018. After winning a 3-game road set versus the surging Washington Nationals on 6-10-2018, the Giants would go on to lose game 1 of a 3-game road set versus the Marlins on 6-11-2018.
For the season, the Giants are averaging 4.24 runs per game (19th) with a team batting average of .263 (1st), 69 homers (18th) along with 26 stolen bases (21st). Their pitching staff has an ERA of 4.36 (22nd) with 499 strikeouts (26th) along with 22 quality starts (25th).
Brandon Belt (.307 BA on 192 AB) and Buster Posey (.297 BA on 202 AB) have been the most consistent hitters for the Giants this year. Evan Longoria (.247 BA on 247 AB) has also been solid at the plate for San Francisco.
Chris Stratton (7-3, 68 IP, 37 R, 68 H, 8 HR, 30 BB, 58 SO, 4.63 ERA) has been consistent on the mound for the Giants this season. On the other hand, Ty Blach (3-5, 68 IP, 39 R, 80 H, 5 HR, 25 BB, 35 SO, 4.63 ERA) has also been solid for the Giants in 2018.
Miami Marlins's Latest Performance :
The Marlins come into this matchup losers of 3 of their last 5 games to there the O/U was 2-3. They recently would be swept by the Arizona D’backs in a 3-game road series on 6-3-2018, but, would attempt to turn things around in winning a 3-game road set at Busch Field versus the St. Louis Cardinals on 67-2018. They would, however, go on to lose a 3-game home set versus the San Diego Padres on 6-10-2018. The Marlins would, however, would win game 1 of a 3-game home set versus the surging San Francisco Giants with Madison Bumgarner on the mound by a score of 7-5 on 6-11-2018.
For the season, the Marlins average 3.50 runs per game (30th) with a team batting average of .233 (24th), 51 homers (30th) along with 15 stolen bases (29th). Their pitching staff has an ERA of 4.89 (27th) with 529 strikeouts (22nd) along with 19 quality starts (27th).
Starlin Castro (.285 BA on 253 AB), Brian Anderson (.310 BA on 248 AB), and Justin Bour (.242 BA on 207 AB) have been the offensive superstars for the Marlins this year. Derek Dietrich (.286 BA on 217 AB) and Miguel Rojas (.230 BA on 230 AB) have also been critical components to the Miami offensive attack.
Jose Urena (1-8, 80.1 IP, 42 R, 80 H, 9 HR, 18 BB, 66 SO, 4.59 ERA) have pitched the most inning for the Marlins this year. Caleb Smith (5-6) has also pitched 65.2 innings while allowing 27 runs on 48 hits, 7 homers, 30 walks, and 79 strikeouts with an ERA of 3.70.
How San Francisco Giants & Miami Marlins Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
For the season, the Giants are 37-29 ATS while the O/U is 34-29-3. On the other hand, the Marlins are 32-34 ATS while the O/U is 33-33.
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
The pitchers for this matchup have not been announced, however, it would be important to note that the Marlins’ staff has allowed 51 runs in their last 9 losses (4.6 runs/game) while the Giants’ staff has surrendered only 2.7 runs per game in their last 9 overall. It is clear to see who has the advantage as far as pitching is concerned, however, the Giants have also been better at the plate as well in averaging 5.2 runs per game in their last 6 games while the Marlins have averaged 2.5 runs per game in their last 4 outings. In all, it will be interesting to see how the Giants pitching staff approach this inconsistent lineup for the Marlins along with how the Giants lineup approaches the inconsistent pitching staff for the Marlins.
Against The Spread Selection: San Francisco Giants
My reason for the pick :
I will back the Giants in this matchup in that they are clearly playing better baseball at this point. Combine this with the fact that the Marlins are only 11-18 at home this year (1 of their last 6 in their last 7 home games), I feel that the Giants will indeed have a great showing on Thursday night against the Marlins on the road. Besides, the Giants have won 3 of their last 4 games on the road and look to continue their streak against a team that they have dominated in the past.
Betting trends for San Francisco Giants:
- Betting Trends for San Francisco Giants
- The Giants are 8-2 in last 10 games
- The Over is 4-1 in Giants last 5 road games
- The Over is 7-5-1 in Giants last 13 games
Betting trends for Miami Marlins:
- Betting Trends for Miami Marlins
- The Marlins are 3-9 in last 12 games
- The Under is 3-7 in Marlins last 10 games