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Marlins are in Tough Against Sweet-Swinging D-backs

On the heels of back-to-back games in which they put up 13 runs on the board, the Arizona Diamondbacks’ have an opportunity to keep their bats red-hot when they tangle with the Miami Marlins in the middle contest of a three-game series on Saturday.

Xbet opened the D-backs as -168 home favorites with a total of 10.

Shark Bites
  • The UNDER is 11-3 in the last 14 meetings between the Diamondbacks and Marlins in Arizona.
  • The Marlins are 9-3 in the last 12 meetings with the Diamondbacks.
  • The Diamondbacks are 1-4 in Walker's last five home starts.

Dillon Peters and Taijuan Walker are listed as the probable starters in this one. Peters (0-2, 5.40 ERA) has been chasing the elusive first career victory as he makes his fifth start in the big leagues. The rookie will be facing Arizona for the first time and has given up just one home run in 21 2/3 innings but has issued 12 walks so far.

Walker (9-8, 3.45) didn’t fare well in his last outing, allowing four runs on seven hits and three walks over five innings of work in a setback to San Francisco. The hurler has posted a 4.01 ERA at home as opposed to a 2.99 mark on the road in 2017.

The OVER has been a sizzling wager when the Marlins have taken the field lately. In Miami’s last 11 tilts, the OVER is 8-1-2.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the Arizona Diamondbacks in this matchup found them as -182 favorites on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 10 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 6.5-2.9 win for the Diamondbacks. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Miami Marlins vs Arizona Diamondbacks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Arizona Diamondbacks sport a record of 89-65 heading into this matchup, while the Miami Marlins sit at 72-81 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Arizona vs Miami injuries news.

The Arizona Diamondbacks vs Miami Marlins odds would favor the Diamondbacks if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Arizona is rated No. 6 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Miami is at No. 25.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Arizona Diamondbacks No. 9 ranked offense (4.99 runs per game) against a Miami Marlins defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 23 at 5.05 runs allowed per game. The Arizona Diamondbacks have been averaging 8.68 hits per game, less than the Miami Marlins have managed so far this season (9.16 hits on average).

Defensively, Miami features the No. 26-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.51 runs per game. Arizona, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 at home, scoring 5.67 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Miami didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 13-11 to Arizona on Friday at Chase Field.

Betting Trends
  • Miami is 5-19 ATS in its last 24 games
  • Miami is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Miami is 6-18 SU in its last 24 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Miami's last 7 games
  • Arizona is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
  • Arizona is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Arizona's last 12 games at home
  • Arizona is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games when playing Miami

Next Betting Matchups

Miami at Arizona, Sunday, September 24th