Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Miami Marlins - 9/18/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Miami Marlins

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 2:40 PM (Chase Field)

The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -175 / Miami Marlins +145 -- Over/Under: 9 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Miami Marlins and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Wednesday in MLB action at Chase Field.

The Miami Marlins need a win after losing nine of their last 12 games. The Marlins have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Miami Marlins have won four of their last six games when scoring four or more runs. Starlin Castro leads the Marlins with 157 hits and 78 RBI while Miguel Rojas and Brian Anderson have combined for 243 hits and 105 RBI. Sandy Alcantara gets the ball, and he is 5-13 with a 3.93 ERA and 137 strikeouts this season. This will be Alcantara’s second career game against the Diamondbacks.

The Arizona Diamondbacks need a win after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Diamondbacks have scored 14 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in nine of their last 11 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have lost seven of their last 10 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. Mike Leake gets the ball, and he is 11-11 with a 4.59 ERA and 120 strikeouts this season. Leake is 6-2 with a 2.74 ERA and 46 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.

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The Marlins are 7-20 in their last 27 Wednesday games, 4-10 in Alcantara's last 14 starts and 1-6 in Alcantara's last 7 road starts. The Diamondbacks are 11-4 in their last 15 home games, 3-7 in their last 10 during game 3 of a series and 2-5 in Leake's last 7 starts. The Marlins are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Arizona and 5-9 in the last 14 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Leake's last 5 starts overall. The under is 4-1-1 in Alcantara's last 6 starts overall.

Alcantara has allowed 16 hits and five runs in his last 23 innings, and he has a 3.58 ERA and .232 allowed batting average on the road. Leake has allowed 20 hits and eight earned runs in his last 18.2 innings, and he has a 3.70 ERA and .276 allowed batting average at home. Laying juice with either of these teams this time of year doesn't come off as a wise bet, and I'm certainly not doing it with Leake. Alcantara has been a solid pitcher for most of the season, and he's been locked in his last two starts, allowing just one run in his last 16 innings. There's value with the fish and the plus money if looking to bet this contest.

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Randy’s Pick Miami Marlins +145

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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