Diamondbacks vs Marlins Prediction - MLB Picks 4/16/23

Miami Marlins (8-7) vs Arizona Diamondbacks (8-7)

Game Info: Sunday, April 16, 2023 at 1:40 pm (loanDepot park)

Sandy Alcantara (1-1) (5.79) vs Zac Gallen (1-1) (4.58)

Betting Odds: Miami Marlins -116 / Arizona Diamondbacks -111 --- Over/Under: 7 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Miami Marlins will host the Arizona Diamondbacks to close their three-game set from IoanDepot Park. Miami took game two after breaking through after the seventh inning stretch, 3-2.

Diamondbacks Betting Preview

Arizona comes in at 8-7 after losing to Miami. The Diamondbacks let another game slip from them late, and they’ll look to avoid being swept here. The Arizona offense is scoring 4.13 runs per game, while batting .259, with a .310 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 4.72 ERA, with a 1.43 WHIP. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. has hits in four of the last five games, and he’s first on the team in RBI (8). Josh Rojas has recorded a hit in eight of the last nine games, and he leads the DBacks in average (.390).

Zac Gallen (1-1, 4.58 ERA, 21 Ks) will get the call for Arizona. The fifth-year pitcher responded to a pair of two starts to begin the season with seven shutout innings versus the Brewers last week. 

Marlins Betting Preview

Miami moved to 8-7 after defeating Arizona. The Marlins have won four straight, and they’ve got a lot of momentum with their ace headed to the mound in this one. The Miami offense is scoring 3.06 runs per game, while batting .248, with a .310 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 4.72 ERA, with a 1.35 WHIP. Luis Arraez has multiple hits in four of his last five games, he leads the league in batting average at .500. Jazz Chisholm Jr. (.231) and Yuri Gurriel (.300).  

Sandy Alcantara (1-1, 5.79 ERA, 11 K) will make the start for Miami. The Marlins’ ace was roughed up in his last start, uncharacteristically giving up nine runs in four innings of work. Alcantara put together a masterclass in his last home start, tossing a complete game shutout gem versus Twins, so he should be able to bounce back here. 

Arizona vs Miami Trends

Arizona is 10-5 against the spread this season, with a 8-7 over/under record. Miami is 6-9 ATS this year, with a 6-8-1 O/U record.

Corey's Free Pick

Miami found a way to win yesterday with Luis Arraez presence, and with Sandy Alcantara headed to the mound looking to avenge his last outing, the hosts are set up to bring the brooms out here. Alcantara is one of the best pitchers in the league, and he can be trusted to bounce back from a tough outing here. Back Miami to win their fifth straight game, and give the Under a look with Zac Gallen potentially turning this into a pitcher’s duel.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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