Friday's Marlins vs. Giants MLB Picks: The Fishes Bats Come Alive!

Ross Benjamin

Friday, May 8, 2015 2:05 PM GMT

Friday, May. 8, 2015 2:05 PM GMT

We share our betting insight for tonight's battle between the Miami Marlins and San Francisco Giants, focusing on the Money Line odds and applying a profitable betting system.

Marlins and Giants at AT&T Park on Friday
The San Francisco Giants host the Miami Marlins on Friday at 10:15 PM ET. Today will be the second of a four games series between these teams, and Miami won last night 7-2. According to the MLB odds at Wagerweb, San Francisco is a -120 money line favorite, and the posted total is 7.0.

 

Starting Pitchers
The Marlins Jarred Cosart has pitched much better than his 1-4 team start record in 2015 indicates. In those five starts, he’s posted a very good 2.40 ERA. This will be the first career start versus San Francisco for the young Marlins right-hander.

The Giants will send veteran Tim Lincecum to the mound on Friday. Although Lincecum has been a bit shaky in two starts on the road this season, that hasn’t been the case at home. In three starts at AT&T Park in San Francisco, he’s posted a stellar 1.89 ERA, including tossing eight shutout innings versus the Angels in his previous outing. The bad news for the Giants, Lincecum is 0-4 in his team starts versus Miami since the start of the 2012 season, and had a lofty 5.26 ERA.

 

Surging Fish
The Miami Marlins began the 2015 MLB campaign by going an extremely disappointing 3-11 in their first fourteen games. However, they’ve recovered very nicely since then by going 11-4 in the last fifteen. The Marlins bats have certainly come alive recently, hitting a robust .313 as a team during their previous seven games. Giancarlo Stanton is off to a MVP type of start for “The Fish.” The right-handed hitting slugger has 7 home runs and 29 runs batted in thus far. At this current pace he would hit 39 homers and drive in 162 runs. Miami has gone 10-3-1 over the total in away games.

 

World Champs inconsistent Start
The San Francisco Giants have encountered a similar start to the season as this evening’s opponent. They went a dismal 4-10 in their first fourteen games, and have rebounded to go 10-5 during the last fifteen. The Giants have really struggled offensively to start the year, and that’s especially been the case at home. They’ve averaged a paltry 2.9 runs per game at AT&T Park, and are 11-6 under the total in doing so. The Giants have grounded into a rally killing 34 double plays in their first twenty-nine games.

 

Money Line System
The San Francisco Giants are averaging only 0.70 home runs per game so far in 2015. The Giants are coming off two consecutive blowout losses by scores of 9-1 and 7-2. The combination of all this data creates a very profitable money line betting system that I’ll utilize when making my MLB picks on Friday.

Play against any home team (Giants) versus the money line, averaging 0.75 or less home runs per game, and has allowed seven runs or more in each of their previous two contests. If you followed this money line betting system since the start of the 2011 season, you would be 63-34 (64.9%). The average money line for the road team in those ninety-seven games was +104.9.

MLB Picks: Play Miami +110 on the money line over San Francisco at Wagerweb.

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