Miami Marlins at San Francisco Giants - 4/24/21 MLB Picks and Prediction
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San Francisco Giants (13-7) vs Miami Marlins (8-11)
Game Info: Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 9:05 pm (Oracle Park)
Kevin Gausman (1-0) (2.45) vs Pablo Lopez (0-2) (3.32)
Betting Odds: San Francisco Giants -154 / Miami Marlins +142 --- Over/Under: 7 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The San Francisco Giants will host the Miami Marlins in an NL showdown on Saturday night. This will be the third of a four-game set at Oracle Park.
The Marlins lost the second game 5-3 for their 4th loss in 5 games. The staff combined for 7 strikeouts over 8 innings. From the plate they had just 3 hits, 2 of which were home runs. They failed to get a runner in scoring position in the game. To start the year, Miami has a .232 team batting average and .660 OPS. Jazz Chisholm Jr. leads the team with a .315 average and 1.045 OPS.
Righty Pablo Lopez will get the start for Miami in this one. He is 0-2 with a 3.32 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 25 strikeouts this season. Lopez has allowed a .258 average with 11 strikeouts in 44 at bats against this Giants lineup.
The Giants won for the 5th time in 6 games after their 5-3 on Friday night. Alex Wood pitched 7 solid innings, giving up one run with 7 strikeouts. From the dish they had 8 hits and were 2-10 with runner in scoring position. Mike Yastrzemski hit a two-run shot for his 3rd of the season. Evan Longoria leads the team with a .291 average, .972 OPS, 4 home runs and 9 RBI.
Starting for the Giants on Saturday will be righty Kevin Gausman. To start the year, he is 1-0 with a 2.45 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 23 strikeouts. In his career against this Marlins lineup, he has allowed a .364 average with 19 strikeouts in 56 at bats.
Miami is 6-4 in their last ten games, 4-3 on the road this season, and the under is 9-7-2 in their games.
San Francisco is 6-4 in their last ten games, 6-1 at home this season, and the under is 13-6 in their games.
Both starters have had some success this season and will be backed by bullpens that rank in the top 5 in WHIP to start the season. However, the difference here is the location, as the Giants have been great at home this year. Considering their solid play of late, I will take my chances with the home team. Give me San Francisco to win.