Padres vs. Marlins Prediction
The San Diego Padres carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning last night in a win at the Miami Marlins. Can San Diego complete the series with another win in the finale this afternoon?
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Marlins Park at 12:10PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Padres are a -115 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Marlins are a -105 underdog, while the total is set at 7.5 runs. As of Thursday morning, 52 percent of public bets are bieng placed on visiting San Diego. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Paddack dominates Marlins
Chris Paddack had a no-hitter into the eighth inning Wednesday night in a 3-2 victory at Miami. Paddack allowed one earned run on one hit with eight strikeouts and one walk over eight innings. Kirby Yates recorded his 31st save of the season as he allowed one unearned run on one hit with three strikeouts and no walks over one inning. Austin Hedges paced the Padres offense as he finished 1-for-3 with a home run, a walk and two RBIs. Greg Garcia ended the game 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI. Eric Hosmer went 2-for-4 with a double and a walk. Dinelson Limet draws the start today for San Diego as he enters with an 0-2 record, 6.30 ERA and 1.20 WHIP with 14 strikeouts over 10 innings.
Castro breaks up no-hitter
A solo home run by Starlin Castro in the bottom of the eighth inning broke up a no-hitter Wednesday night as Miami lost 3-2 at home against San Diego. Castro ended the game 2-for-4 with the home run and two RBIs. Bryan Holaday finished the contest 1-for-3. Yadiel Rivera drew a walk in his only plate appearance as a pinch-hitter. Trevor Richards took the loss as he allowed three earned runs on eight hits with five strikeouts and three walks over five innings. Caleb Smith gets the start today for the Marlins as he comes in with a 5-4 record, 3.46 ERA and 1.04 WHIP with 94 strikeouts over 78 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Padres are 4-1 in their last five road games. San Diego is 2-10 in its last 12 game threes of a series.
The Marlins are 3-9 in their last 12 games overall. Miami is 4-1 in the last five Smith home starts.
Miami's offense stinks against good pitching and my gut tells me Lamet is going to find his groove in this contest. While Smith is tough to hit as well, I think he gives up a homer or two to the right-handed power hitters of the Padres. That could be the difference in what looks like it will be a low-scoring affair.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: BALTIMORE ORIOLES -120