Diamondbacks vs. Marlins Pick – MLB Predictions & Odds 5/8/23

Chris RuffoloMay 07, 2023
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The Miami Marlins and the Arizona Diamondbacks meet in MLB action from Chase Field on Monday. Let’s dive into the odds, starting pitching matchup, history and make a prediction for this game.


Arizona is a -215 home favorite while Miami is a +180 road underdog. The total for this game is set at 8 runs.

Starting Pitching Matchup

Braxton Garrett will start for Miami here and is 1-1 with a 5.81 ERA and 22 strikeouts this season. Arizona will trot out Zac Gallen here and is 4-1 with a 2.53 ERA and 57 strikeouts this season.

Matchup History

Arizona’s 5-0 win over Miami back on April 16th snapped Miami’s three-game win streak in this head-to-head matchup.


Miami is 2-6 in their last 8 road games and 1-5 in their last 6 games overall while the under is 7-0 in their last 7 games against the NL West. Arizona is 6-2 in their last 8 games overall and 11-4 in their last 15 games following a loss while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games against a team with a losing record.


I’m backing the Diamondbacks here. The Diamondbacks sending Zac Gallen to the mound is exactly what this team likes to see as he’s been rolling for the most part this season, especially at home. Braxton Garrett’s a decent arm in Miami’s rotation, but he was demolished in his last start and Arizona’s no longer a stepping stone that can be used to get back on track. The Diamondbacks are legit and I look for Arizona to get the win here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:Arizona -215
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