The San Francisco Giants and Miami Marlins dance at LoanDepot Park for a four-game series in Miami. San Francisco is going into Miami off a 6-5 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies. They did win two games, but were unable to complete the sweep.
— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) June 2, 2022
The Giants were on a three-game winning streak, including a win over the Cincinnati Reds to avoid getting swept, 6-4. This season doesn’t look like a repeat of last season, but the NL West is still wide-open between the Padres, Dodgers, and Giants.
Look at the Dodgers. Woof. The Dodgers are coming off a sweep against the Pittsburgh Pirates. And the Dodgers weren’t doing the sweeping.
The Giants are 5.5 games behind the Dodgers, while the Padres are three games behind for the lead in the NL West. Despite a horrible effort at Dodger Stadium over the last few days, the Dodgers still have a three-game lead on the Padres.
Pittsburgh is playing better baseball this season, but the Dodgers were heavy favorites in every game and lost all three. It was the first time that the Pirates swept the Dodgers since 2000.
The Marlins are coming off a 13-12 loss to the Rockies at Coors Field. They dropped two of three games and have lost three of their previous four attempts.
The Rockies win on a walk-off homer 🤩
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 2, 2022
That’s a tough place to play, but they did look good in a 14-1 win in the first game of a doubleheader. The offense is swinging the bats well at least.
With Sady Alcantara on the mound tonight, if the Marlins get anything close to that offensive effort, they’ll be in good shape this evening. Alex Wood is expected to counter for the Giants.
Head below for our free Giants vs. Marlins prediction on June 2, 2022.
San Francisco Giants vs. Miami Marlins Live Betting Odds:
|San Francisco Giants||+1.5 (-175)||+120||Over 7 (+105)|
|Miami Marlins||-1.5 (+150)||-143||Under 7 (-125)|
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|Team Data||San Francisco Giants||Miami Marlins|
|Batting Average Away/Home||.233||.254|
|Runs Per 9||5.15||4.45|
|Team ERA Away/Home||3.96||3.39|
Giants vs. Marlins Prediction:
The Marlins have always produced solid young pitchers. Their rotation hasn’t been their problem over the last decade. Sandy Alcantara is another starter that the Marlins have done a fine job developing.
Alcantara notched a career-high in a full season in 2021, with an ERA of 3.19 and a 1.07 WHIP through 33 starts. He appeared in seven games with an ERA of 3.00 in the shortened season and showed that he had the potential to breakout.
He’s on pace to record a new career-high this season. Alcantara has been on fire as of late, with the Giants having a tough challenge in Miami for this one.
Overall through 67.2 innings of baseball, Alcantara has been hot with a 2.00 ERA and 1.00 WHIP. He’s been at his best at LoanDepot Park, with an ERA of 1.95 and a 0.95 WHIP.
The Marlins have an ERA of 3.68 and a 1.23 WHIP as a team. The offense is also coming around, so I can’t hate what I see in Miami in the near future.
They are 13th in the majors with 4.49 runs per 9 innings and a team BA of .246. At home, the Marlins are hitting .254 with 4.76 runs.
San Francisco Giants vs. Miami Marlins Betting Trends:
- Record (Last 10): 5-5
- 2-6 overall in their previous eight games as an underdog
- 1-5 overall in their previous six games on a Thursday
- 3-8 overall in their previous 11 games at Miami
- 45-20 overall in their previous 65 first game of a series
- UNDER is 11-3-1 in their previous 15 games
- Record (Last 10): 6-4
- 8-3 overall in their previous 11 games versus the Giants at home
- 4-9 overall in their previous 13 games at home
- 7-19 overall in their previous 26 games versus the NL West
- 1-4 overall in their previous five games versus a team with a winning record
- OVER is 6-1-1 in their previous eight games as a betting favorite at home
The Giants have been well-known for having a dangerous pitching staff. However, that hasn’t been the case in 2022. It’s been a liability for the Giants.
They have a team ERA out of the bullpen of 4.50 with a 1.37 WHIP. Overall, the Giants are 27th in the majors, allowing teams to hit 2.61 and 4.7 runs per 9 innings.
Alex Wood enters this one with an ERA of 4.81 and a 1.47 WHIP. He’s been off the mark since a nice debut with the Giants last year.
In his previous three starts, wood is going into tonight with an ERA of 7.62 and a 1.69 WHIP. During that stretch, Wood conceded 11 earned runs in 13 innings.
He is going to be in much better form to have the upper hand over Alcantara tonight. With the surest arm in the Marlins’ rotation getting the greenlight tonight, expect the Marlins to prevail.