Marlins vs. Padres Friday Prediction
The Marlins and Padres will open a new series at Petco Park on Friday night at 10:10 p.m. ET. Despite the offensive struggles of the both teams, is the total for tonight’s game sitting too low?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, May 31, 2019
10:10 p.m. ET, Petco Park, San Diego, CA
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 76% of the betting tickets are on the Padres to beat the Marlins on the moneyline.
Miami Marlins Fantasy Spin
Brian Anderson went 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts in the loss to the Giants on Thursday. Anderson has fanned 50 times in 53 games this season, and his strikeout rate has jumped from 19 percent in his first full season last year to 22 percent this season. He's hitting the ball harder when he does make contact and he'll probably finish with a few more homers as a result, but this is still a worse player than the one who was such a pleasant surprise in 2018.
San Diego Padres Fantasy Spin
Wil Myers singled Wednesday in a 7-0 loss to New York. The former AL Rookie of the Year broke up the Yankees’ no-hit bid by stroking an opposite-field single to lead off the sixth inning. It would have been a tough play for DJ LeMahieu, but the three-time Gold Glove winner probably should have caught it. He also added a stolen base, his fifth of the year, in the losing effort. Myers' two punch-outs Wednesday raised his season strikeout total to 70, fourth-most in the majors behind only Bryce Harper, Javier Baez and Joey Gallo.
MLB Betting Trends
The Marlins are 13-43 in their last 56 road games.
The Padres have won 13 of their last 17 games following an off day.
The over is 6-1-1 in the last eight meetings between these two teams at Petco Park. The over is also 4-1 in Joey Lucchesi’s last five starts and is 4-0-1 in the Padres’ last five games following an off day. On the other side, the over is 7-2 in Caleb Smith’s last nine road starts and is 4-0 in his last four outings coming off four days of rest.
The Pick: Marlins/Padres over 7