Marlins at Giants 6/18/18 - MLB Picks & Predictions

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Last Updated: 08/06/2019 at 4:20 PM ET

Marlins at Giants 6/18/18 - MLB Picks & Predictions

On Monday, the Miami Marlins head west to play the San Francisco Giants in the first game of a three-game series.

The Marlins won their fifth game in their last six on Saturday downing the Baltimore Orioles 5-4. The Marlins can sweep the Orioles with a win on Sunday. In Saturday’s win, J.T. Realmuto hit two home runs and drove in four runs. The Marlins played the Giants last week at home winning three of four.

San Francisco lost it second straight and fifth in its last sixth on Saturday falling to the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-1. The Giants have now lost 6 of their last 7 against the Dodgers after opening the season winning two of three. Brian Anderson leads Miami with a .303 batting average and team highs in hits with 81 and RBIs with 34. Justin Bour leads the team in home runs with 10. Miami has a team batting average of .234 while opposing hitters are averaging .253 at the plate against Marlins pitching. On Monday, the Marlins will send Caleb Smith to the mound. The southpaw is 5-6 with an ERA of 3.75, 83 Ks and 30 BBs.

Brandon Crawford leads San Francisco with a .317 batting average, a team high 32 RBIs and a team high in hits with 78. Brandon Belt is the team leader in home runs with 11. San Francisco has a team batting average of .258 while opposing hitters are averaging .254 at the plate against Giants pitching. On Monday, the Giants will send Andrew Suarez to the mound. The left-hander this season is 2-4 with an ERA Of 4.92, 50 Ks and 11 BBs.

Miami has dominated San Francisco winning 8 of their last 10 overall, including three straight last week in Miami and four of the last five. Marlins are the hotter team and at this big underdog price like Miami to open series on Monday. Final Score Prediction, Miami Marlins win 6-3.

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