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Baseball odds preview - San Francisco vs. Miami

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May 24, 7:10 PM | GrassMarlins Park

San Francisco Giants vs Miami Marlins Odds

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The Marlins get a visit from the San Francisco Giants in baseball action on Thursday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

It's a pitching duel between Anibal Sanchez for the Marlins (2-2 on the year) and Ryan Vogelsong for San Francisco (2-2 so far).

View San Francisco vs Miami Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Marlins as -155 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 6.5.

Power Rankings:
The Marlins sit at No. 9 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Giants sit at a National League No. 5 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Miami's No. 10-rated National League offense, averaging 3.9 runs per game, against a Giants defense that ranks No. 9 in the National League at 4 in runs allowed per game. The Marlins have averaged 8.2 hits per game so far, less than Giants batters have averaged on the year (8.8 hits per game).

San Francisco brings the National League's No. 9-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Marlins' league No. 6-ranked defense.

The Giants were an 8-5 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Brewers. That made winners of bettors who got Milwaukee at -144 on the moneyline, while the total score (13) was good news for OVER bettors. San Francisco suffered an 8-5 loss against Milwaukee on Wednesday, as Barry Zito wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Miller Park.

Miami lost its last outing, an 8-4 result against the Rockies on May 23. Bettors who backed the Rockies at +138 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (12) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Miami suffered an 8-4 loss against Colorado on Wednesday, as Carlos Zambrano wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Marlins Park.

San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Miami are 4-6
After playing Milwaukee are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing San Francisco are 5-5
After playing Colorado are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

A few Giants at Marlins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Francisco's last 5 games when playing Miami
San Francisco is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Miami
San Francisco is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games when playing on the road against Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 5 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Miami's last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games
Miami is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing San Francisco

Next up:
San Francisco at Miami, Friday, May 25

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