Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Bobby Wallace. Charliessports.com produces it for Baseball news and notes. The teams will play on Friday, July 31st, 2015. At 7:10 PM EST.
The (48-53) San Diego Padres of the National League West Division will make the trip from the Big Apple to “SOUTH BEACH”. For game one of a three-day set. San Diego will take on the (42-61) Miami Marlins of the NL East in 2015 MLB action. The teams will play at Marlins Park in downtown Miami, Florida. The Best Sports Handicapper believes the San Diego Padres have to play near perfect baseball the next few month to stay in contention for a 2015 playoff spot. Miami will start to unload their high salaries the way they always have. Baseball fans in South Florida are spoiled, but reality will soon set in for the faithful. The opening betting line has Miami as a -120 Home Favorite Against The Spread. The betting odds total is seven and a half runs for Friday’s game.
The 2015 San Diego Padres are playing at the New York Mets on July 30th in a matinee. San Diego is fourth in the NL West, eight and a half games from the top position. The Padres are 24-28 on the road in 2015 and 9-8 vs. The NL East.
* Left Fielder Justin Upton is the leader at the plate with 18 homers.Hfifty-six RBI’S and has a .327 on base percentage
*Right Fielder Matt Kemp leads the charge at the plate with a .275 batting average with one hundred hits.
*The San Diego offense has a .371 slugging percentage.
*Starting Pitcher James Shields leads the rotation with eight victories and has one hundred and forty-eight strikeouts.
*Chicago Cubs pitchers has given up one hundred and seven home runs this season.
*San Deigo will begin a homestand August 7th, hosting Philadelphia.
*Notable injury: Right Fielder Wil Myers is out until early August with a sore wrist.
*The betting odds under the total are 8-2-1 San Diego last baseball games on the road.
*The Padres are 3-7 their last ten away from San Diego.
*The San Diego Padres are 6-4 their last ten 2015 MLB Predictions overall, going over the betting odds total four times and staying under the betting odds total six times.
*The San Diego Padres will have the Right Handed Ian Kennedy. Who is (6-9) with a 4.58 earned run average on the pitcher mound for game one? The University of Southern California alumni threw six innings, giving up seven hits and a run his last start on July 25th, a 3-1 home win over Miami.
*Bovada.Lv lists the San Diego Padres at +3,300 to win the 2015 MLB National League Crown.
The 2015 Miami Marlins have lost five of their last six. Miami is in fourth-place in the Division, thirteen games out of first place. The Marlins are 25-26 at Marlins Park this season and 15-16 vs. The National League West.
*Second Baseman Dee Gordon leads the offense with a .334 batting average, a .355 on base percentage and has one hundred and twenty-four hits.
*Shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria has a .273 batting average.
*Starting Pitcher Tom Koehler leads the rotation with eight wins and has a3.38 ERA.
*Relief Pitcher A.J. Ramos leads the staff with seventeen saved games.
*Notable injury: Right Fielder Giancarlo Stanton is out until the midde of August with a broken wrist.
*The Marlins begin a road trip on August 6th in Atlanta.
The betting odds under the total are 6-2 Miami last eight MLB contests on Friday’s.
Miami is 7-3 their last ten baseball games at home.
The Miami Marlins are 4-6 their last ten overall, going over the betting odds total once, staying under the betting odds total eight times with a push.
*The Right, Handed David Phelps, who is (4-7) with a 3.68 ERA, will be on the hill. The 6’2″ 200 pound St. Louis, Missouri native pitched six innings, giving up six hits and two runs. His last outing on July 25th, a 3-1 road loss to San Diego.
*The Miami Marlins are +25,000 to win the 2015 MLB National League Pennant.