The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Miami Marlins start their series tonight in Arizona. All odds and trends for this game can be found at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The Diamondbacks have won the last four games and are moving back into contention for the division. They are just 4.5 games back in the standings and will be looking to gain some ground as they start this series at home tonight. Arizona will send Joe Saunders to the mound was lost three of his last four starts. Overall this season Saunders is pitching to a 3.70 ERA in 126 innings of work.
The Marlins have not lived up to the lofty expectations that were set for them at the beginning of the season. They are just 26-36 on the road and are in last place in their division, 20.5 games out of first place. They will start Mark Buehrle tonight who is coming off a win his last outing. For the season Buehrle has allowed 156 hits in 154 innings of work.
Arizona is 16-6 in their last 22 games against a left handed starter, 12-5 in their last 17 home games, and 2-6 in Saunders’ last eight starts. Miami is 1-6 in their last seven game one of a series, 6-14 in their last 20 road games, and 1-5 in Buehrle’s last six starts. Miami is 1-6 in the last seven meetings of these two.
Although the pitching matchup does not excite us, we think this number is way too high. Give us the under for total run scored in this game at online sportsbooks.