Arizona Diamondbacks vs Miami Marlins Prediction, 5/5/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Miami Marlins
Date: Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Location: Marlins Park in Miami, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona (+122) Miami (-132)
Marlins Park is the venue where Pablo Lopez and the Miami Marlins (11-16, 5th in NL East) will take on the Arizona Diamondbacks (15-13, 4th in NL West) on Wednesday. The line on this contest has the Diamondbacks coming in at +122 and the Marlins are at -132. The total has been set at 7.5. The starting pitchers will be Luke Weaver and Pablo Lopez.
Arizona has a slugging percentage of .425 and have been rung up 246 times, while taking a walk on 110 occasions. They have 139 runs batted in and 232 base knocks for the season, and their team batting average is at .240. The Diamondbacks have hit 44 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 39 balls out of the stadium. They have accumulated 150 runs scored and hold an OBP of .323. As a team, the Arizona Diamondbacks are scoring 5.4 runs per game, which is 2nd in baseball.
The Diamondbacks have compiled a team ERA of 4.84 over the course of the season (24th in the league), and the staff has struck out 233 hitters. They have walked 90 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.46 as a unit on the season. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.59 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.37. Diamondbacks pitchers have surrendered 38 home runs and 144 runs in total (27th in MLB).
The Diamondbacks have sent 97 relief pitchers to the mound this season. The relief pitchers have inherited 31 runners this season and 29.0% of those players ended up scoring. They have compiled 4 saves so far this season and have blown 7 of their 11 save chances. The Diamondbacks relievers have a save rate of 36.4% and has entered the game in 27 save situations. The relievers have notched 16 holds over the course of the season (12th in baseball). Diamondbacks relief pitchers have come into the game with players on base 26 times and also have had 27 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Diamondbacks have turned 68.5% of balls in play into outs in their 2,226 innings, which has them ranked 23rd in MLB. The Arizona Diamondbacks have a tally of 742 putouts for the season, in addition to 253 assists and 18 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .982 which has them ranked 22nd in the majors, and have accumulated 170 double plays.
Weaver has thrown 375 frames and is sitting with 385 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career. Weaver (21-31 win-loss mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.07 while going up against 1,634 batters in the majors. His ERA is 4.73 (197 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.389. He has allowed 397 hits (9.5 hits per nine innings) with 124 walks.
The Marlins hold a slugging percentage of .357 and they have an average of 3.96 runs per game (22nd in MLB). They have hit 39 doubles, while walking 90 times and putting up 107 runs. Miami is sitting with 23 home runs so far this season and 101 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 264 occasions (12th in the league) and have tallied 202 base hits. The Miami Marlins have an OBP of .304 in addition to a team batting average of .225 over the course of the season.
The Marlins have a team WHIP of 1.159 and have a FIP of 3.93 as a pitching staff on the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.88 (233 strikeouts vs 81 bases on balls). They are sitting at 7th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 195. They have allowed 28 homers and they yield 3.89 runs per 9 innings (6th in MLB). The Miami pitching staff have allowed 103 runs on the campaign while having an ERA of 3.51 (93 earned runs surrendered).
Miami relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 35.7% out of their 28 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 33 times in high leverage situations in addition to 19 occasions with base runners. With 19 save situations, the Marlins have earned 7 holds in addition to 8 blown saves. They sit at 30th in MLB with a save rate of 33.3%, and they have dispatched 101 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond on the year. Miami has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the mound in 12 save chances and they have converted 4 saves.
Out of their 2,148 innings on the field, the Marlins are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 71.4% (10th in MLB). The Miami Marlins have turned 29 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .984 (15th in pro baseball). The Marlins have accrued 244 assists, 16 errors and have a tally of 716 putouts so far this year.
During his MLB career, Lopez has surrendered 245 hits and he has 234 strikeouts in 262 innings. He has surrendered a total of 122 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.214 and a FIP of 3.9. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.21 and he has gone up against 1,093 batters thus far in his career. Lopez (13-18 career record) is the owner of a 4.19 ERA while giving up 8.4 hits per nine innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Arizona (+122) and over 7.5 runs
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