Miami Marlins vs San Francisco Giants Prediction 05-19-2023 MLB Picks

Chris RuffoloMay 19, 2023
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The Miami Marlins and the San Francisco Giants meet in MLB action from Oracle Park on Friday night. Let’s dive into the odds, starting pitching matchup, history and make a prediction for this game.


San Francisco is listed as a -120 home favorite while Miami is a +100 road underdog. The total for this game is set at 7.5 runs.

Starting Pitching Matchup

Sandy Alcantara will start here and is 1-4 with a 4.91 ERA and 49 strikeouts this season. San Francisco will start Anthony DeSclafani will start here and is 3-3 with a 3.06 ERA and 35 strikeouts this season.

Matchup History

San Francisco’s 5-2 win on April 19th, 2023, snapped Miami’s two-game win streak in this head-to-head matchup.


Miami is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall and 35-74 in their last 109 series-opening games while the over is 3-1-1 in their last 5 games following a win. San Francisco is 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 9-4 in their last 13 games following a win while the over is 5-2 in their last 7 Friday games.


I’m backing the Marlins here. I think a case could be made for both sides in this game, but while you could question the level of Miami’s recent opposition in teams like Washington and Cincinnati, those are still confidence building wins and the Marlins are playing some solid ball. San Francisco swept the Phillies, but we’re getting the reigning Cy Young champ in Alcantara at even money and that’s something that rarely happens. Have to take advantages of the spots when they come up and I’ll back the Marlins with their ace here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:Miami +100
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