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Miami Marlins vs. San Diego Padres

May 29, 2024


Game 3 of a three-game series between the Miami Marlins and San Diego Padres will take place on Wednesday afternoon in San Diego, California, at Petco Park, with the first pitch scheduled for 4:10 PM ET. It will air on the MLB Network, Bally Sports Florida, and Padres TV.

Miami Marlins Team Preview

The Miami Marlins are arguably the worst team in the National League this season, as they enter this game 18 games behind. They currently stand in last place in the NL East with a record of 19-37, making them the worst team in the National League and the second worst in baseball, surpassing only the Chicago White Sox.

The Pittsburgh Pirates, Los Angeles Angels, Atlanta Braves, Washington Nationals, and Los Angeles Dodgers have swept the Marlins five times this season, putting them in danger of another sweep. This season, the Marlins have a run differential of -83 runs, which means they have lost their games by an average of 1.48 runs per game.

The Padres lost Game 2 of the series for the third consecutive time and for the seventh time in their last ten games against the Padres. The Miami Marlins will look to avoid the series sweep when they face the San Diego Padres for Game 3 of the series on Wednesday afternoon.

San Diego Padres Team Preview

The San Diego Padres' pitching staff dominated Game 2 of the series against the Marlins, holding the Marlins scoreless in a 4-0 home win while allowing six hits. All six hits came with Matt Waldron on the mound; however, Waldron pitched seven scoreless innings and struck out eight batters to pick up his third win of the season; he is still two games below.500 for the year.

The win improved the Padres' record to two games over. The Padres' record now stands at 30-28, placing them in 2nd place in the NL West and six games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers for first place in the division. This victory also extends San Diego's winning streak to three games, marking the third consecutive game in which they have allowed two or fewer runs. The San Diego Padres have won three straight games against the Miami Marlins, shut out the Marlins in two of the three games, and only allowed one run in the other matchup. 

When the Padres will look to complete the series sweep and extend their winning streak to four games when they host the Miami Marlins for Game 3 of the series on Wednesday afternoon.

Odds and Series Trends

The San Diego Padres are listed as -167 moneyline favorites at home against the Miami Marlins in Game 3 of the series on Wednesday afternoon, according to BetNow. San Diego has won seven of the last ten, including three straight in the series, while having won by an average margin of 2.9 runs per game over the last ten and 3 runs per game over the previous three games in the series. 

Game Pick

The San Diego Padres are on a three-game winning streak, while Miami has lost the previous three games in the series, losing by an average margin of three runs per game in those contests. The Padres have also shutout the Marlins in two of the last three and only allowed one run in the other matchup, which is why I am taking the moneyline for the San Diego Padres when they host the Miami Marlins for Game 3 of the series on Wednesday afternoon.

Spooky Express Pick: San Diego Padres Moneyline (-167)