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Miami Marlins vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - 7/28/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Arizona Diamondbacks at Miami Marlins
Date & Time Sunday July 28, 2019, 1:10 PM (EDT)
Marlins Park
Miami, Florida
The Line
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -167 / Miami Marlins +145 -- Over/Under: 8
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The Arizona Diamondbacks and Miami Marlins meet Sunday in MLB action at Marlins Park.

The Arizona Diamondbacks look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Diamondbacks have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have won six of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. Ketel Marte leads the Diamondbacks with 129 hits and 62 RBI while Eduardo Escobar and Adam Jones have combined for 216 hits and 125 RBI. Robbie Ray gets the ball, and he is 9-6 with a 3.95 ERA and 162 strikeouts this season. Ray is 2-2 with a 2.28 ERA and 21 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.

The Miami Marlins could use a win after losing eight of their last 13 games. The Marlins have scored seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Miami Marlins have lost seven of their last nine games when scoring three or less runs. Starlin Castro leads the Marlins with 102 hits and 42 RBI while Miguel Rojas and Brian Anderson have combined for 189 hits and 76 RBI. Elieser Hernandez gets the ball, and he is 1-4 with a 5.24 ERA and 39 strikeouts this season. Hernandez is 0-2 with a 9.00 ERA and nine strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.

The Diamondbacks are 10-3 in their last 13 during game 3 of a series, 6-16 in their last 22 Sunday games and 4-0 in Ray's last 4 starts. The Marlins are 20-44 in their last 64 during game 3 of a series, 0-4 in their last 4 Sunday games and 3-7 in their last 10 games vs. a left-handed starter. The Diamondbacks are 7-2 in the last 9 meetings and the under is 3-0-1 in the last 4 meetings. The over is 8-1 in Marlins last 9 Sunday games. The over is 4-1 in Ray's last 5 road starts.

Ray has allowed 18 hits and nine runs in his last 24.1 innings, his second-best month of the season, and he should have added motivation to continue this stretch with his name in trade rumors for a possible contender. Hernandez is allowing nearly a hit per inning and has given up 20 earned runs in 34.1 innings overall. The Miami Marlins are back in one of those offensive funks where scoring runs is like pulling teeth and the Diamondbacks need to take advantage of these games against lesser teams if they're serious about staying in the wild card conversation. I'll take the Diamondbacks and the reasonable price. 

Arizona Diamondbacks -167

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