The Miami Marlins (22-21) and San Francisco Giants (27-16) will continue a National League series on Saturday night at AT&T Park, with the first pitch scheduled for 9:05 p.m. ET
Miami Marlins vs. San Francisco Giants
Miami has alternated wins and losses over its last four games, as it comes off a 7-5 victory over San Francisco as +124 road underdogs Friday, while going OVER the betting total for a eighth consecutive contest. Outfielder Giancarlo Stanton’s hitting streak ended at 17 games when he finished hitless in five at-bats last night, as he hit four home runs and collected 13 RBIs over that span. Miami is 4-4 as road underdogs of +125 to +150 this season, with the OVER going 6-2 in that situation.
Marlins starting pitcher Tom Koehler (3-3, 2.57 ERA) suffered a 6-5 road defeat to the Los Angeles Dodgers last time out, as he surrendered four runs and six hits over 3.2 innings of work. The right-hander is 0-3 with a 5.14 ERA in four efforts away from home—serving up four home runs in 21 combined frames. In two lifetime starts versus the Giants, Koehler has put together a 1-0 record and 3.00 ERA.
San Francisco has gone 6-4 in its last 10 games, with the OVER going 5-4-1 in that span. The Giants have been getting great production out of outfielder Tyler Colvin since being called up from Triple-A Fresno, as he’s 7-for-16 with four runs scored in four starts since last Saturday. It’s important to point out that the franchise is 4-12 in its last 16 home games in this series. Over the last two-plus seasons, the club is 36-25 as home favorites of -125 to -150.
Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum (3-2, 4.78 ERA) earned a 4-2 home victory over the Atlanta Braves last time out, as he allowed a single run and two hits over 7.2 innings of work. The right-hander is 1-1 with a 4.64 ERA in four home outings, with opposing hitters batting .271 against him. Lincecum has struck out 40 batters over 34 frames in five lifetime starts versus the Marlins.
Sports bettors will likely back the Giants due their 5-1 record in Lincecum’s last six starts as a home favorite.