Miami Marlins at San Diego Padres 5/28/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, May 28, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Caleb Smith vs. Eric Lauer
The Miami Marlins visit Petco Park on Monday, May 28, 2018 to play the San Diego Padres. The probable starters are Caleb Smith for the Marlins and Eric Lauer for the Padres.
The opening line for this matchup has Miami at -105 and San Diego at -105. The Marlins have a 24-27-0 over/under record and a 25-26-0 run line mark. The Padres are 27-26-0 against the run line and have a 24-27-2 over/under record.
Valuable Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 24-27-0 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 25-26-0 against the run line
Important San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 24-27-2 against the over/under
The San Diego Padres are 27-26-0 against the run line
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
05/26/18 3B Martin Prado Hamstring 10-day DL (05/26)
04/20/18 P Chris O'Grady Shoulder 10-day DL (04/17)
04/14/18 1B Garrett Cooper Wrist 60-day DL (04/02)
03/30/18 P Brett Graves Oblique 60-day DL (03/29)
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
05/15/18 P Joey Lucchesi Side 10-day DL (05/15)
05/14/18 P Kazuhisa Makita Side 10-day DL (05/13)
05/01/18 C Austin Hedges Elbow 10-day DL (05/01)
04/29/18 1B Wil Myers Oblique 10-day DL (04/29)
04/22/18 RF Hunter Renfroe Elbow 10-day DL (04/18)
04/15/18 P Dinelson Lamet Forearm 60-day DL (03/26)
04/11/18 P Kirby Yates Ankle 10-day DL (04/08)
04/04/18 2B Allen Cordoba Concussion 60-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 P Colin Rea Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
03/26/18 RF Alex Dickerson Elbow 60-day DL (03/28)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Marlins have a 19-32 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Caleb Smith has a 3-5 record with an earned run average of 3.83 and a WHIP of 1.22 this season. He has 65 strikeouts over his 49.1 innings pitched and he's given up 35 hits. He's allowed 6.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.04. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.74 and they have given up 214 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .273 against the bullpen and they've struck out 193 hitters and walked 95 batters. As a team, Miami allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.94. The Marlins pitchers collectively have given up 441 base hits and 252 earned runs. They have allowed 65 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Miami as a pitching staff has walked 209 batters and struck out 422. They have walked 4.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.42 and their FIP as a unit is 4.61.
As a team Miami is hitting .230, good for 26th in the league. The Marlins hold a .342 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .300, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.8 hits per game. Brian Anderson is hitting .282 with an on-base percentage of .366. He has 53 hits this season in 188 at bats with 23 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .388 and an OPS+ of 115. Starlin Castro is hitting .291 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .332. He has totaled 57 hits and he has driven in 21 men in 196 at bats. His OPS+ is 103 while his slugging percentage is at .383. The Marlins have 397 hits, including 66 doubles and 38 home runs. Miami has walked 151 times so far this season and they have struck out 444 times as a unit. They have left 357 men on base and have a team OPS of .643. They score 3.39 runs per contest and have scored a total of 173 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Diego has a 22-31 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.67, Eric Lauer has a 1-2 record and a 1.93 WHIP. He has 25 strikeouts over the 27 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 39 hits. He's allowing 13 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.58. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.07 and they have given up 165 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .220 against the Padres bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 208 batters and walked 76 opposing hitters. As a team, San Diego allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.15. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 460 base knocks and 220 earned runs this season. They have given up 56 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. San Diego as a staff has walked 196 hitters and struck out 464 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.01.
As a team, they are batting .228, good for 28th in the league. The Padres hold a .367 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .295, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.6 hits per contest. Eric Hosmer comes into this matchup batting .262 with an OBP of .358. He has 49 hits this year along with 20 RBI in 187 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .455 with an OPS+ of 127. Jose Pirela is hitting .273 this season and he has an OBP of .329. He has collected 56 hits in 205 at bats while driving in 17 runs. He has an OPS+ of 93 and a slugging percentage of .356. The Padres as a unit have 403 base hits, including 83 doubles and 47 homers. San Diego has walked 155 times this year and they have struck out on 516 occasions. They have had 324 men left on base and have an OPS of .662. They have scored 3.75 runs per game and totaled 199 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Marlins/Padres MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Padres -105
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