Diamondbacks at Marlins - 5/3/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Diamondbacks (12-15) at Miami Marlins (12-12)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Marlins Park)
P Corbin (1-3) (4.88) vs. Justin Nicolino (1-0) (0.00)
The Line: Miami Marlins -106 / Arizona Diamondbacks -104 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Arizona Diamondbacks and Miami Marlins begin a three-game series Tuesday night.
The Arizona Diamondbacks could use a road win after losing five of their last six games. The Diamondbacks pitching staff continues to let them down, as Arizona has an ERA of 4.94 and has allowed five or more runs in seven of their last eight games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have lost 10 of their last 12 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jean Segura leads Arizona with 37 hits, Yasmany Tomas has 13 RBI and Brandon Drury has five home runs. Patrick Corbin gets the nod, and he’s 1-3 with a 4.88 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. Corbin is 1-0 with a 3.29 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.
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The Miami Marlins look for a victory in order to get a game above a .500 record. The Marlins are relying on their offense that’s scored 18 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Miami Marlins have won seven of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Martin Prado leads Miami with 32 hits, Giancarlo Stanton has 20 RBI and Marcell Ozuna has four home runs. Justin Nicolino takes the hill, and he’s 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA and two strikeouts this season. This will be Nicolino’s first career game against the Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks are 4-1 in their last 5 games following an off day and 6-1 in Corbins last 7 road starts. The Marlins are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series and 6-2 in Nicolinos last 8 starts vs. a team with a losing record. The Diamondbacks are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Miami and 5-2 in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Marlins have found their groove as of late and are looking like a completely different team than they were in the beginning of the season. Miami is dangerous when its hitting the baseball. The Diamondbacks continue to allow runs by the truckload. I'm taking Miami at home and the cheap line.