Marlins vs. Diamondbacks - 5/5/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Diamondbacks (12-17) at Miami Marlins (14-12)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Marlins Park)
Robbie Ray (1-1) (4.62) vs. Adam Conley (1-1) (3.67)
The Line: Miami Marlins -123 / Arizona Diamondbacks +113 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Miami Marlins looks to sweep the Arizona Diamondbacks Thursday night at Marlins Park.
The Arizona Diamondbacks could use a win after losing seven of their last eight games. The Diamondbacks have allowed 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 10 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have an ERA of 5.03 and have lost seven straight when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Jean Segura leads Arizona with 38 hits, Yasmany Tomas has 13 RBI and Brandon Drury has five home runs. Robbie Ray gets the nod, and he’s 1-1 with a 4.97 ERA and 27 strikeouts this season. This will be Ray’s second career game against the Marlins.
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The Miami Marlins look to stay red hot after winning nine of their last 10 games. The Marlins have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Miami Marlins are an impressive 11-4 this season when scoring more than three runs. Martin Prado leads Miami with 33 hits, Giancarlo Stanton has 22 RBI and Marcell Ozuna has five home runs. Adam Conley takes the hill, and he’s 1-1 with a 3.67 ERA and 28 strikeouts this season. This will be Conley’s first career game against the Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks are 2-6 in their last 8 during game 3 of a series and 2-6 in Rays last 8 road starts. The Marlins are 2-6 in their last 8 during game 3 of a series and 11-5 in Conleys last 16 starts. The Diamondbacks are 4-2 in the last 6 meetings in Miami.
The Marlins may be the hottest team in baseball right now not named the Cubs. The fish are hitting the ball well and getting solid performances from their pitching staff. Also, Conley is coming off a performance in which he didn't allow a hit in seven innings. I like Miami to complete the sweep here against a struggling Arizona team.