On May 29, 2024, at 4:10 PM, PETCO Park will be the stage for an intriguing MLB battle as the Miami Marlins take on the San Diego Padres under partially cloudy skies. Braxton Garrett, with an ERA of 5.304, is slated to start for the Marlins, while Yu Darvish, boasting an ERA of 3.038, will take the mound for the Padres.

Currently, the Marlins are at the bottom of the NL East with a 19-37 record, translating to a .340 winning percentage. They are struggling in their division with only four wins against twelve losses and are on a two-game losing streak. Having won 5 out of their last 10 games, they display a mix of inconsistency. To date, the Marlins have scored 202 runs and conceded 285.

Conversely, the Padres hold a stronger position in the NL West, ranked 6th with a 30-28 record. Recently on an upswing with a three-game winning streak and six victories in their recent set of 10, they maintain a slightly positive home game record and a formidable 17-10 away game performance. The Padres have managed to score 254 runs while allowing 241.

For those interested in the betting odds: The point spread stands at -1.5 in favor of the Padres, with an over/under set at 7.0. Bettors might find interest in the money line, which places the Padres at -178 and the Marlins at +150. These odds suggest a leaning towards the Padres as favorites, reflecting their relatively stronger season performance and current form.