Marlins vs. Giants Monday Prediction
The Miami Marlins won a home series against the San Francisco Giants last week but now the series shifts to AT&T Park. Will the Giants take Game 1 of the series on Monday night or will the Marlins continue their strong play versus the G-Men?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Monday, June 18, 2018
10:15 p.m. ET, AT&T Park
TV: MIA (FSFL); SF (NBCSBA)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Giants as a -145 favorite. As of this writing, 72% 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.
Marlins' Smith allows three runs in 6 1/3 vs. Giants
Caleb Smith surrendered three runs in 6 1/3 innings and did not earn a decision against the Giants on Wednesday. He served up a two-run homer to Andrew McCutchen in the first inning, then didn't let another run across the plate until the sixth inning when Austin Jackson poked an RBI-single. Smith kept the walks in check tonight, not issuing a single free pass while fanning four in the quality start. He also went 2-for-2 at the plate. His record holds at 5-6 with a 3.75 ERA in 14 starts. He has 83 strikeouts and 30 walks in 72 innings.
Giants' Suarez allows two runs to Marlins in last start
Andrew Suarez let in two runs in five innings and did not factor into the decision against the Marlins on Wednesday. Both runs came in the fourth inning when the Marlins strung together a walk and three singles. Suarez allowed five total hits (all singles) plus two walks while fanning three in the contest. He was in line to win the game until the Giants' bullpen blew it. The rookie southpaw is 2-4 with a 4.92 ERA in 10 starts. He has a very good 50:11 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 53 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Marlins have won five of their last seven games overall but are just 17-36 in their last 53 road games.
The Giants have dropped five of their last seven but are 7-1 in their last eight home games.
The Marlins have owned the Giants, winning four straight in San Francisco and eight of their last 10 versus tonight's opponent. They're also 4-1 in Smith's last five starts and have won four of their last five games coming off a loss. On the other side, the Giants are 2-5 in Suarez's last seven starts and have dropped four of their last five games coming off a win.
The Pick: Miami Marlins +138