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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Miami Marlins - 9/17/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Miami Marlins
Date & Time Tuesday September 17, 2019, 9:40 PM (EDT)
Location
Chase Field
Phoenix, Arizona
The Line
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -195 / Miami Marlins +160 -- Over/Under: 9
TV Channel
FSAZ, FSFL
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The Miami Marlins and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Tuesday in MLB action at Chase Field.

The Miami Marlins need a win after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Marlins have scored 10 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Miami Marlins have lost 11 straight games when scoring three or less runs. Starlin Castro leads the Marlins with 156 hits and 78 RBI while Miguel Rojas and Brian Anderson have combined for 243 hits and 105 RBI. Caleb Smith gets the ball, and he is 8-10 with a 4.13 ERA and 160 strikeouts this season. Smith is 1-1 with a 7.36 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.

The Arizona Diamondbacks need a win after losing seven of their last nine games. The Diamondbacks have scored nine runs in their last three games and three or less runs in nine of their last 10 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have lost 11 of their last 15 games when scoring three or less runs. Ketel Marte leads the Diamondbacks with 185 hits and 92 RBI while Eduardo Escobar and Nick Ahmed have combined for 293 hits and 194 RBI. Alex Young gets the ball, and he is 7-4 with a 3.38 ERA and 61 strikeouts this season. This will be Young’s second career game against the Marlins.

The Marlins are 17-39 in their last 56 during game 2 of a series, 2-6 in Smith's last 8 road starts and 0-5 in Smith's last 5 starts. The Diamondbacks are 6-1 in their last 7 Tuesday games, 10-4 in their last 14 home games and 1-4 in Young's last 5 home starts. The Marlins are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Arizona. The under is 7-1-1 in Diamondbacks last 9 overall. The over is 7-2 in Smith's last 9 starts overall.

Smith has allowed 17 hits and nine earned runs in his last 17 innings, and he has a 4.77 ERA and .214 allowed batting average on the road. Young has allowed 12 hits and three earned runs in his last 15 innings, and he has a 4.60 ERA and .224 allowed batting average at home. Young can be very good, but he can also get hit hard and struggle with control. Smith has gotten rocked more times than not this season and his numbers spike on the road. The juice is insane for the Diamondbacks with an average pitcher, but backing the Marlins in their current form is a no go. Give me the over. 

Pick:
Over 9

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