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Marlins vs Astros: Miami Faces Tough Test Against Dominant Houston in Second Game of Series

The Marlins and Astros are set to face off in their second game of the series on July 10th. The Marlins are struggling with a 32-59 record and are in last place in their division, while the Astros are aiming for the top spot with a 47-44 record. Both teams have had some recent success, with the Astros winning four of their last six games and the Marlins losing six of their last eight. The game is scheduled to start at 8:10 P.M. EST, with Bryan Hoeing pitching for the Marlins and Framber Valdez starting for the Astros. Houston is the betting favorite with the current line at Astros -225.

Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: Marlins +200 | Astros -225
  • Spread: Marlins +1.5 (-106) | Astros -1.5 (-110)
  • Total: Over/Under 8 (-110)
  • Based on the moneyline, the implied probability that Houston will win straight-up is 69%.

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Miami Marlins

The Miami Marlins are currently having a challenging season with a record of 32-59, placing them in last in the National League East division. They are 27 games back of the divisional lead and 9.5 games back of fourth place. The Marlins have struggled on the road with a 14-28 record and have lost six of their last eight games. In their recent loss to the Astros, Jazz Chisholm hit a lead-off home run but the pitching couldn't hold off the Astros. Bryan Hoeing will start in the upcoming game with a record of 0-1 and an ERA of 1.99. Miami ranks eighth worst in hitting with a .231 average and has scored the second fewest runs in the league. With a power ranking of 27, the Marlins are ranked 29th in offense and 28th in defense.

Houston Astros Analysis

The Houston Astros currently have a 47-44 record this season and are two games back of the Mariners for first place in the American League West division. They are also 3.5 games back of a wild card spot, so their hopes of making the playoffs rest on winning their division. The Astros have won four of their last six games, including a 4-3 victory over the Marlins on July 9 where Alex Bregman hit a two-run homer. The Astros will start Framber Valdez on Wednesday, who has a 7-5 record this season with a 3.84 ERA. Houston has the best hitting average in the league at .264 and has scored the 10th most runs. They are hitting .259 on the road and .266 against the National League. Despite a recent loss to the Marlins, the Astros are ranked #10 in offense and #14 in defense, with a power ranking of 2.

Struggling Miami Marlins Face Tough Test Against Dominant Houston Astros

The Miami Marlins have faced challenges this season due to their struggles with hitting and shutting down opposing offenses, resulting in their overall performance falling short of expectations. With a batting average of .210 against the American League, the Marlins have failed to capitalize on opportunities at the plate. In contrast, the Houston Astros have demonstrated superiority with a .266 average against the National League, positioning them favorably for success in the upcoming game. The Astros, who rank second in hits this season, are expected to capitalize on scoring opportunities, particularly with pitcher Framber Valdez boasting a 3.71 ERA when pitching at home. Based on these factors, it is advisable to consider the Astros to cover the run line in this matchup.

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