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Ian Kennedy vs Nathan Eovaldi matchup featured in MLB action

San Diego Padres

Miami Marlins
1-4 April 06, 2014, 01:10 PM | Marlins Park 5-1

The Miami Marlins will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the San Diego Padres invade Marlins Park on Sunday.

It's a pitching duel between Nathan Eovaldi for the Marlins (1-0 on the year) and Ian Kennedy for San Diego (0-1 so far). View San Diego Padres vs Miami Marlins Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Marlins as -121 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Marlins rated this week at No. 22 and the Padres sitting at No. 13.

San Diego lost its last outing, a 5-0 result against the Marlins on April 5. Bettors who backed the Marlins at -141 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Jose Fernandez shut down the Padres in their last game, striking out 8 in a 5-0 shutout over San Diego in baseball action at Marlins Park.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Miami owns the No. 3 ranking for hits at 10.5 per game. By contrast, the Padres are rated No. 30 in the same category at 5.8 per game.

Defensively, San Diego features the No. 19-rated defense on the road, allowing 6.5 runs per game. Miami, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 at home, scoring 6.67 runs per game.

Next up:
San Diego at Cleveland, Monday, April 7th
Miami at Washington, Tuesday, April 8th