MLB Preview: Florida Marlins vs. San Francisco Giants

by Dirty on July 26, 2010

San Francisco Baseball Betting A winning streak will be on the line for the San Francisco Giants on Monday when they battle the Florida Marlins at AT&T Park.

Righthander Ricky Nolasco will take the mound for the Marlins to start this game. Nolasco is 10-7 this season with a 4.50 ERA.

It’ll be Barry Zito toeing the rubber for the Giants in this contest. Lefthander Zito is 8-5 with a 3.45 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Giants listed as 130-moneyline favorites versus the Marlins, while the game’s total is sitting at 7½.

Wes Helms drove in the winning run and finished with three RBIs on Sunday, lifting the Marlins to a 5-4 win over the Braves in 11 innings. The Marlins won that game as +126 underdogs, while the nine runs made it OVER the posted over/under (8.5) set by sportsbooks.

Jorge Sosa evened his record at 2-2 with the win in relief, allowing three hits over two scoreless innings.

Travis Ishikawa drove in the winning run in the 10th inning to lift the Giants to a 3-2 win over the Diamondbacks on Sunday, as -150 favorites. The teams played UNDER the posted over/under (8) set by sportsbooks.

Buster Posey went 4-for-5 with one RBI for the Giants, and Sergio Romo collected the win in relief. Brian Wilson tossed a scoreless 10th to earn his 29th save.

Current streak:
San Francisco has won 4 straight games.

Team records:
Florida: 49-49 SU
San Francisco: 56-43 SU

Florida most recently:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing San Francisco are 4-6
After playing Atlanta are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

San Francisco most recently:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Florida are 7-3
After playing Arizona are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

A few trends to consider:
Florida is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida’s last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida’s last 6 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
Florida is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
San Francisco is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
San Francisco is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Florida
San Francisco is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Florida
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Francisco’s last 9 games at home

Next up:
San Francisco home to Florida, Tuesday, July 27

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