Giants vs. Marlins Thursday Prediction
The Miami Marlins are on the verge of sweeping the San Francisco Giants. Will they accomplish the feat when the clubs wrap up their four-game series at 12:10 p.m. ET on Thursday?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Thursday, June 14, 2018
12:10 p.m. ET, Marlins Park
TV: SF (NBCSBA); MIA (FSFL)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Giants and Marlins both as a -105 on the moneyline. As of this writing, 62% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Giants to beat the Marlins on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Giants' Rodriguez struggles in loss to Nationals
Dereck Rodriguez struggled in a losing effort against the Nationals on Saturday, allowing five runs on six hits over his 2 2/3 innings. Rodriguez also issued three walks on the afternoon while striking out two. The 25-year-old right-hander now sports a 5.25 ERA, 1.83 WHIP and 12/6 K/BB ratio across 12 innings on the season. He remains an unappealing fantasy option for Thursday's start against the Marlins in Miami.
Marlins' Straily unable to make it through fourth inning vs. Padres
Dan Straily surrendered four runs on nine hits over 3 2/3 innings while taking a no-decision in Saturday's loss to the Padres. While Straily did not walk a batter in the contest, the Padres were patient in their approach to him and jumped on him for a parade of hits. At the time he was pulled with two outs in the fourth inning, he had already thrown 87 pitches. Three of the four runs on his line scored in the first inning, with Cory Spangenberg and Freddy Galvis burning him for a pair of RBI knocks. The other run in the frame came home on a passed ball. Galvis would strike once more against Straily to lead off the fourth inning, swatting a solo home run to give the Padres a 4-1 lead. The right-hander has now surrendered at least four runs in two of his last three starts. He'll bring a 4.08 ERA and 1.49 WHIP into a home showdown with the Giants when he next toes the rubber.
MLB Betting Trends
The Giants are 8-1 in their last nine games versus a right-handed starter and are 7-3 in their last 10 games versus a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.
The Marlins are 3-8 in their last 11 games versus National League West opponents and are 3-10 in their last 13 games versus a right-handed starter.
The Giants have been atrocious in Miami. They're 1-7 in their last eight games versus the Marlins overall and are 1-4 in their last five games in Miami. They're also a brutal 22-46 in their last 68 road games and are 25-54 in their last 79 road games versus a right-handed starter. On the other side, the Marlins have won six of Straily's last seven home starts and are 4-1 in his last five outings coming off four days of rest.
The Pick: Miami Marlins -105