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Padres vs Marlins Baseball Game Preview

San Diego Padres

Miami Marlins
1-3 April 05, 2014, 07:10 PM | Marlins Park 4-1

The San Diego Padres will look to grab a road win when they take on the Marlins in Miami at Marlins Park on Saturday in baseball odds action.

Jose Fernandez will take the mound for Miami, and he'll carry a 1-0 record into the contest. Andrew Cashner gets the ball for San Diego; he's 0-0 so far this season.View San Diego Padres vs Miami Marlins Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Marlins as -150 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 6 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 22-ranked Marlins and the No. 13-rated Padres in this matchup.

Last time out for San Diego, they were an 8-2 loser as they battled the Marlins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Marlins at -104 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. San Diego suffered an 8-2 loss against Miami on Friday, as Eric Stults wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Marlins Park.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Miami's No. 1-ranked scoring average of 7 runs per game, against a Padres offense rated No. 29 and scoring 2 runs per game. The Marlins have averaged 10.6 hits per game to date this season, more than the Padres hitters have managed (6 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, San Diego owns the No. 21-rated road mark, allowing 8 runs per game on the highway. Miami, on the other hand, rates No. 4 in scoring at home.

Next up:
San Diego at Miami, Sunday, April 6th