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Miami Marlins vs. San Francisco Giants - 5/28/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
San Francisco Giants at Miami Marlins
Date & Time Tuesday May 28, 2019, 7:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Marlins Park
Miami, FL
The Line
Miami Marlins +105 / San Francisco Giants -125
TV Channel
FS-Florida
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The San Francisco Giants and the Miami Marlins meet in game one of a three game set in MLB action from Marlins Park on Tuesday night.

The San Francisco Giants will be out to snap a five game losing streak after being swept by Arizona over the weekend following a 6-2 loss in Sunday’s series finale. Joe Panik and Buster Posey each had two hits with a double and an RBI while Mike Yastrzemski went 3 for 4 with a double of his own. Stephen Vogt also added a two-bagger while Steven Duggar and Brandon Belt each had base hits as well in the defeat. Shaun Anderson took the loss, falling to 0-1 after allowing six runs, four earned, on nine hits over five innings of work. Jeff Samardzija will start game one and is 2-3 with a 3.27 ERA and 41 strikeouts this season. In his career, Samardzija is 5-2 with a 3.62 ERA and 65 strikeouts against Miami.

The Miami Marlins will look to build some steam after salvaging a 3-2 win in their series finale with Washington on Monday. Neil Walker went 3 for 5 with a double and an RBI while Harold Ramirez and Miguel Rojas each added RBIs as well in the victory. Garrett Cooper went 2 for 5 with a double while Martin Prado and Jorge Alfaro each had base hits as well in the winning effort. Jose Urena got the win to improve to 3-6 on the year after allowing two runs on four hits while striking out four over seven innings of work. Sergio Romo closed out the 9th for his 10th save of the year. Trevor Richards will start game one and is 1-5 with a 4.14 ERA and 50 strikeouts this season. This will be Richards’ second career start against San Francisco.

San Francisco is 2-7 in Samardzija’s last 9 road starts and 0-5 in their last 5 games overall while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games following a loss. Miami is 2-9 in Richards’ last 11 starts and 18-39 in their last 57 games overall while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 home games. San Francisco is 4-9 in the last 13 meetings between these two teams and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams in Miami.

Samardzija leads the Giants in ERA and WHIP, but the Giants haven’t had much luck with him on the mound on the road lately, winning just two of his last nine starts away from home. There’s also the fact that the Giants have lost five in a row and don’t appear to be turning it around any time soon. Miami played on Monday so the Giants have a rest advantage, but Richards pitched well in his last outing and allowed just one run in six innings in his only career start against the Giants. I think Miami has been playing the better baseball of the two lately and are worth the play with the low line on Tuesday.

Pick:
Miami Marlins +105

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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