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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Miami Marlins

May 24, 2024


On Friday night, the Miami Marlins will travel to Phoenix, Arizona, to play the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Diamondbacks TV and Bally Sports Florida will broadcast the first pitch of Game 1 of the series.

Miami Marlins Team Preview

The Miami Marlins have been one of the worst teams in the National League this season, struggling to score runs and limit runs from their opponents as they enter Game 1 of the series against the Miami Diamondbacks 17 games below.500 with a record of 17-37, which puts them in last place in the NL East and gives them the 2nd worst record in the National League.

Miami has scored the 3rd fewest runs this season in the National League with an average of 3.78 runs per game while allowing the most runs per game with an average of 5.39 runs allowed per game. They have the 2nd worst run differential in baseball this season at -82, as they have only been better than the Chicago White Sox. 

However, Miami is coming off a 2-1 series win at home against the Milwaukee Brewers, which ended with a 1-0 win in Game 3 of the series on Wednesday and was their 3rd consecutive win in a row following a 2-1 series win on the road against the Detroit Tigers, a 2-1 series win at home against the New York Mets, and the 2-1 series win at home against the Brewers. They have compiled a record of 6-3 over their last nine games. In those contests, Miami won four of the six meetings against Arizona last season by an average margin of.33 runs per game.

The Miami Marlins will look to extend their winning streak in the series to three games when they travel to face the Arizona Diamondbacks for Game 1.

Arizona Diamondbacks Team Preview

The reigning National League Champions, the Arizona Diamondbacks, have struggled to start the 2024 MLB season and enter the series against the Miami Marlins two games below. They finish the year with a record of 24-26, placing them in 4th place in the NL West and eight games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers for the top spot in the division.

However, the Diamondbacks did make up ground for 1st place in the division with a 2-1 series win on the road against the Los Angeles Dodgers after winning games 2 and 3, including a 6-0 shutout win in Game 3 of their series on Wednesday, and outscored Los Angeles 17-9 in the series. 

Arizona has struggled against Miami, losing four of the six meetings last season; however, they have performed better in home games, winning 13 of the previous 20 home games in the series. The Arizona Diamondbacks will look to extend their winning streak to three games when they host the Miami Marlins for Game 1 of the series on Friday night.

Odds and Series Trends

The Arizona Diamondbacks are listed as -180 moneyline favorites at home against the Miami Marlins for Game 1 of the series on Friday night, according to WagerWeb. Arizona has won 13 of the last 20 home games in the series, while the teams have split the previous ten meetings 5-5; however, Miami won four of the six games in the series last season and won by an average margin of.33 runs per game in those matchups.

Game Pick

Miami has the second worst run differential in baseball this season at -82, with an average of -1.61 runs per game. Arizona has had a dominant record at home over the previous 20 home games in the series, compiling a record of 13-7. The Arizona Diamondbacks' run line is -1.5 when they host the Miami Marlins for Game 1 of the series on Friday night.

Spooky Express Pick: Arizona Diamondbacks Run Line: -1.5 (+110)