Miami Marlins (28-44) at San Francisco Giants (35-37)
|Date & Time||Monday June 18, 2018, 10:15 PM (EDT)|
The Line: San Francisco Giants -148 / Miami Marlins +138 --- Over/Under: 7.5
The Miami Marlins and San Francisco Giants meet Monday in MLB action at AT&T Park.
The Miami Marlins look for another victory after winning five of their last seven games. The Marlins have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Miami Marlins have won six of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Brian Anderson leads the Marlins with 81 hits and 34 RBI while Starlin Castro and Derek Dietrich have combined for 146 hits and 50 RBI. Caleb Smith gets the ball, and he is 5-6 with a 3.75 ERA and 83 strikeouts this season. This will be Smith’s second career game against the Giants.
The San Francisco Giants could use a feel good win after losing six of their last nine games. The Giants have scored seven runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The San Francisco Giants have won eight of their last 11 games when scoring more than two runs. Brandon Crawford leads the Giants with 78 hits and 32 RBI while Andrew McCutchen and Buster Posey have combined for 133 hits and 58 RBI. Andrew Suarez gets the ball, and he is 2-4 with a 4.92 ERA and 50 strikeouts this season. This will be Suarez’s second career game against the Marlins.
The Marlins are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 1 of a series, 4-9 in their last 13 vs. National League West and 4-1 in Smiths last 5 starts. The Giants are 7-1 in their last 8 home games, 6-2 in their last 8 home games vs. a left-handed starter and 1-5 in their last 6 overall. The Marlins are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in San Francisco, 8-2 in the last 10 meetings and the over is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings.
The San Francisco Giants are a much different team at home than they are on the road, as the offense is far more consistent and the bullpen does a better job of shutting the door. The Miami Marlins are playing their best ball of the season, but it's only so long that's going to last, as there's simply not enough proven talent on this young club. The Giants need to take advantage of this series to kind of make up ground in the standings. I'll lay the decent price here with the home team.