Kevin Slowey faces Trevor Cahill in MLB odds action
Arizona Diamondbacks vs Miami Marlins Odds
Arizona pays a visit to Miami on Friday, hoping to shut down the Marlins bats in baseball action at Marlins Park.
The match puts starter Trevor Cahill for the Diamondbacks on the hill facing Kevin Slowey for the Marlins. Cahill brings a 2-4 mark to the game, while Slowey is 1-3 to date on the season.
This game puts the Marlins, most recently No. 14 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Diamondbacks, who rate a National League No. 2 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Miami's National League No. 15-ranked scoring average of 2.8 runs per game, against a Diamondbacks offense rated No. 8 and scoring 4.1 runs per game in the league. The Marlins have averaged 7.4 hits per game to date this season, less than the Diamondbacks hitters have managed (8.6 per nine innings).
Miami owns the National League's No. 11 defense, allowing 4.4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Arizona's National League No. 4-rated defense.
The Diamondbacks were a 5-3 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Braves. That made winners of bettors who got Arizona at -104 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for UNDER bettors. Arizona rolled to a 5-3 win against Atlanta on Wednesday, as Ian Kennedy and the Diamondbacks' bats led the team to victory at Chase Field.
Miami lost its last outing, a 5-3 result against the Reds on May 16. Bettors who backed the Reds at -160 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Miami lost a tight one on Thursday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 5-3 score against Cincinnati at Marlins Park.
Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Miami are 6-4
After playing Atlanta are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Arizona are 3-7
After playing Cincinnati are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8
A few Diamondbacks at Marlins trends to consider:
Arizona is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Miami
Arizona is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Arizona's last 8 games
Arizona is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Miami
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 6 games when playing Arizona
Miami is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing Arizona
Miami is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Arizona at Miami, Saturday, May 18