San Francisco was surging but lost the opener of a series in Miami Monday night. How are we leaning with our free MLB picks on Tuesday’s contest?  MLB Betting Notes and Free MLB Picks: Giants at Marlins.

Giants (Stratton) -115/8.5 at Marlins (Richards), 7:10 ET

Game 2 of a four-game series … Miami took the opener Monday night 7-5 against Madison Bumgarner as +150 home dogs on the MLB betting lines … San Francisco led that game 5-4 into the bottom of the seventh but the bullpen, uncharacteristically, gave up a three-spot … this series is the first encounter between these two teams this season … last season Miami took five of six games from Frisco … early action on Tuesday’s MLB betting odds pushed the line on this game down about a nickel … even with Monday’s loss the Giants (33-33) are 8-3 over their last 11 games … with the win the Marlins (24-42) are 4-3 over their last seven.

Rookie righty Richards (0-3, 5.02) is just 1/7 on quality starts this year … last Thursday, in his first start with the Big Club since April, Richards gave up three runs in five innings of a 4-1 loss at St. Louis … Miami is 2-4 with Richards this season, the totals splitting 3-3 … this will be Richards’ first-ever start against San Francisco … Stratton (7-3, 4.63) is only 4/13 on quality starts this year, and just one for his last eight … last Wednesday he allowed three runs in four innings against Arizona, but just before that he threw six scoreless innings against Philadelphia … the Giants are 10-3 with Stratton this season, with overs going 8-5 … this will be Stratton’s first-ever start against Miami.

The San Francisco bullpen ranks 16th in the Majors with a 3.89 ERA and 13th in WHIP at 1.31 … the Marlins pen ranks 28th in ERA at a generous 5.28 and dead last – 30th – in WHIP at 1.51 … the Giants rank 7th against right-handed pitching with a .746 team OPS … Miami ranks dead last against righties with a .648 OPS.

San Francisco is coming off a loss with its ace against an inferior opponent, but sometimes a good time to bet a team comes in situations just like this. Also, we’re never adverse to chasing a better price with a road favorite against the run line.

Free MLB Pick: Giants -1.5 (+142) at Heritage



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MLB Betting Notes and Free MLB Picks: Giants at Marlins

Dizzy McGee

Dizzy McGee has been hooked on sports betting since the day he hit a 3-team NFL parlay at the age of 10. With 30 years of sports betting under his belt he now shares his betting insights and theories by writing about them at WagerTalk.

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