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Miami Marlins Starter Jeff Locke Out to Silence Arizona Diamondbacks Bats in MLB Contest

Those betting on MLB baseball odds will look to pick a winner at Marlins Park on Thursday as the host Miami Marlins battle the Arizona Diamondbacks in baseball betting odds action.

Zack Greinke gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday; he's 6-3 on the season. The Miami Marlins, meanwhile, will counter with Jeff Locke, who will be looking to improve on his 0-0 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Arizona Diamondbacks listed as favorites of -129 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.9-2.5 win for the Marlins. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Miami Marlins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Miami Marlins bring a 21-30 record to the battle against the 33-22 Diamondbacks. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Miami vs Arizona injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 27-ranked Miami Marlins and the No. 5-rated Arizona Diamondbacks in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Miami Marlins and its No. 17-rated batting order, averaging 4.51 runs per nine innings, against the No. 9 line up of the Arizona Diamondbacks at 4.91 runs per outing.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Miami has the No. 22-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Diamondbacks own the No. 3 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Diamondbacks beat Pittsburgh in extra innings, earning a 6-5 victory at PNC Park in MLB wagering action.

The Marlins hope for a dominant pitching performance similar to their last game when D Straily struck out 10 batters in 10-2 victory on Wednesday at Marlins Park.

Betting Trends
  • Arizona is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Arizona is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Arizona's last 11 games
  • Arizona is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Miami is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Miami is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Miami is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Miami is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Arizona at Miami, Friday, June 2nd