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San Diego Padres vs. Miami Marlins - 5/29/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Miami Marlins (20-33) at San Diego Padres (22-33)
Date & Time Tuesday May 29, 2018, 10:10 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: San Diego Padres -135 / Miami Marlins +125 --- Over/Under: 7
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MLB | Miami Marlins (20-33) at San Diego Padres (22-33)
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The Miami Marlins and San Diego Padres meet Tuesday in MLB action at Petco Park.

The Miami Marlins could use another victory after losing six of their last nine games. The Marlins have scored 10 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Miami Marlins have won six of their last nine games when scoring at least two runs. Stalin Castro leads the Marlins with 59 hits and 22 RBI while Brian Anderson and Miguel Rojas have combined for 104 hits and 47 RB. Dan Straily gets the ball, and he is 2-0 with a 3.12 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. Straily is 0-0 with a 2.77 ERA and 19 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.

The San Diego Padres could use a win here after losing five of their last seven games. The Padres have allowed 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The San Diego Padres have lost five of their last six games when allowing more than one run. Offensively, Jose Pirela leads the Padres with 59 hits and 17 RBI while Eric Hosmer and Freddy Galvis have combined for 97 hits and 35 RBI. Tyson Ross gets the ball, and he is 4-3 with a 3.13 ERA and 64 strikeouts this season. Ross is 1-2 with a 5.54 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.

The Marlins are 5-1 in their last 6 Tuesday games, 7-3 in their last 10 during game 2 of a series and 6-0 in Strailys last 6 starts. The Padres are 3-10 in their last 13 vs. National League East, 8-1 in Ross' last 9 starts with 5 days of rest and 4-1 in Ross' last 5 starts. The Marlins are 5-0 in the last 5 meetings and the over is 3-0-1 in the last 4 meetings in San Diego.

Straily has been solid this season, which includes allowing a .206 batting average on the season and giving up just one run in his last 13 innings of work. That's nice to see when going up against a Padres offense that has had issues all year. Ross has allowed two or less runs in six of his last eight starts, but he gets very little to no run support and is lucky to have the record he has if we're being honest. In his last three starts, the Padres have scored a combined eight runs. Given the form of both clubs and how good Straily has looked, you have to like the value of the plus money.

Miami Marlins +125

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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