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MLB betting line favors Marlins over Padres

Miami MarlinsSan Diego Padres
May 5, 8:35 PM | GrassPETCO Park

Miami Marlins vs San Diego Padres Odds

11-14TEAM RECORD9-17

The Padres get a visit from the Miami Marlins in baseball action on Saturday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

It's a pitching duel between Clayton Richard for the Padres (1-3 on the year) and Mark Buehrle for Miami (1-4 so far).

View Miami vs San Diego Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Padres as +110 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 6.5.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 6-ranked Padres and the National League No. 10-rated Marlins in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and San Diego has the National League's No. 15-rated offensive output, at 6.9 hits per game. The Marlins average 7.6 hits per game, good for No. 14 on the National League list.

Miami brings the National League's No. 4-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Padres' league No. 7-ranked defense.

The Marlins were a 9-8 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Padres. That made winners of bettors who got Miami at -118 on the moneyline, while the total score (17) was good news for OVER bettors. Miami needed extra innings to get the job done against the Padres on Friday as the Marlins defeated them 9-8 at PETCO Park.

A few Marlins at Padres trends to consider:
Miami is 4-8-1 SU in its last 13 games ,
Miami is 5-13-1 SU in its last 19 games ,on the road
Miami is 0-4-1 SU in its last 5 games ,when playing San Diego
Miami is 0-4-1 SU in its last 5 games ,when playing on the road against San Diego
San Diego8-0-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Miami
San Diego5-0-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Miami
San Diego is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games ,

Next up:
Miami at San Diego, Sunday, May 6