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Arizona Diamondbacks (40-39) at Florida Marlins (40-38)
Friday, 7:05 pm Eastern
SBG Global Opening Line: Marlins - 113, Total 9 Under -115
Two teams that have struggled of late will look to turn things around on Friday when the Florida Marlins host the Arizona Diamondbacks. Arizona will look for revenge from last month when they were swept by the Marlins, scoring only three runs in the series. Somehow the Diamondbacks are still in first place in the National League West despite their poor play of late. The Diamondbacks have lost five of their last six games and scored only 12 runs in those games. "It's miserable," manager Bob Melvin said, "Especially after the way we started, expectations are high, guys expect to do well, and to go through prolonged periods of it is very frustrating." Micah Owings gets the start on Friday. He is 6-6 with a 5.11 ERA this season. He is 0-4 in his last five starts with an 8.53 ERA. SBG Global reports that early MLB betting has the public taking Marlins at Home.
The Marlins go with Ricky Nolasco on Friday. He is 7-4 with a 4.31 ERA and has won his last six decisions. He's 2-0 with a 2.08 ERA in his last three starts. The Marlins are not playing well of late having been swept by Tampa Bay. They were 5-10 in Interleague play and are happy it is over for them. The Marlins have dropped six of their last eight games and nine of their last 13 overall.
SBG Global Current Line: Marlins - 113, Total 9 Under -115
Here are the MLB betting stats for Friday’s game. The Diamondbacks are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. the National League East. The Diamondbacks are 7-19 in their last 26 road games. The Diamondbacks are 1-4 in their last 5 games as a road underdog. The Diamondbacks are 1-5 in their last 6 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Diamondbacks are 1-4 in Owings' last 5 starts. The Diamondbacks are 5-14 in the last 19 meetings in Florida.
The Marlins are 6-1 in their last 7 vs. the National League West. The Marlins are 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The Marlins are 0-4 in their last 4 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Marlins are 6-1 in Nolasco’s last 7 starts.
The Under is 4-0-1 in the Diamondbacks last 5 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Under is 4-0-1 in the Diamondbacks last 5 road games. The Over is 5-2-1 in the Diamondbacks last 8 vs. the National League East. The
Over is 5-1 in Owings' last 6 starts overall. The Over is 5-2 in Owings' last 7 road starts.
The Over is 7-1 in the Marlins last 8 home games vs. a right-handed starter. The Over is 13-4 in the Marlins last 17 vs. the National League West. The Over is 20-7-2 in the Marlins last 29 games as a home favorite. The Over is 5-1 in Nolasco’s last 6 starts overall. The Under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings between the two teams.
Pick: Over 9 runs, to teams playing badley of late 3units