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San Diego Padres vs. Miami Marlins - 5/30/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Miami Marlins (20-34) at San Diego Padres (23-33)
Date & Time Wednesday May 30, 2018, 10:10 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: San Diego Padres -135 / Miami Marlins +125 --- Over/Under: 7.5
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MLB | Miami Marlins (20-34) at San Diego Padres (23-33)
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The Miami Marlins and San Diego Padres meet Wednesday in MLB action at Petco Park.

The Miami Marlins could use a bounce back victory here after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Marlins have allowed 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Miami Marlins have lost seven straight games when allowing more than two runs. Offensively, Starlin Castro leads the Marlins with 59 hits and 22 RBI while Brian Anderson and Miguel Rojas have combined for 107 hits and 48 RBI. Jose Urena gets the ball, and he is 0-7 with a 4.69 ERA and 52 strikeouts this season. Urena is 0-2 with a 4.22 ERA and eight strikeouts in his career against the Padres.

The San Diego Padres look for another victory after splitting their last 12 games. The Padres have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 14 games. The San Diego Padres have won six straight games when scoring more than two runs. Jose Pirela leads the Padres with 59 hits and 17 RBI while Eric Hosmer and Freddy Galvis have combined for 100 hits and 36 RBI. Clayton Richard gets the ball, and he is 3-6 with a 4.97 ERA and 56 strikeouts this season. Richard is 3-2 with a 2.79 ERA and 29 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.

The Marlins are 13-29 in their last 42 road games, 1-5 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series and 5-16 in Urenas last 21 starts. The Padres are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series, 2-9 in their last 11 Wednesday games and 2-5 in Richards last 7 starts. The Marlins are 5-3 in the last 8 meetings in San Diego, 6-1 in the last 7 meetings and the under is 4-1 in Richards last 5 starts vs. Marlins.

The Marlins have not won a game with Urena on the mound since September 20, which equals to 13 straight losses. In 30.1 innings in the month of May, Urena is allowing a 4.45 ERA, and he's giving up a 6.06 ERA on the road this season overall. Richard has had his struggles as well this season, but his numbers are better at home, and the Padres have had at least some success with him on the mound. Urena has been a black cloud this season for a Marlins franchise that has a lot of issues. I'll lay the reasonable price with the home team as a fade from the fish.

San Diego Padres -135

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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