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Baseball odds preview - Philadelphia vs. Miami

Philadelphia PhilliesMiami Marlins
Sep 28, 7:10 PM | GrassMarlins Park

Philadelphia Phillies vs Miami Marlins Odds

78-78TEAM RECORD66-90

The Miami Marlins host Philadelphia on Friday, looking to build on their 66-90 mark against the 78-78 Phillies in MLB betting action at Marlins Park.

Miami hands the ball to starter Mark Buehrle in this one and he'll try to improve on his 13-13 mark on the year. Philadelphia counters with Cliff Lee, who will try to quiet the fans and the Marlins bats at the same time.

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Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Marlins as +120 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 7.5.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Marlins rated this week at No. 15 and the Phillies sitting at No. 5.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Miami's No. 15-rated National League offense, averaging 3.8 runs per game, against a Phillies defense that ranks No. 8 in the National League at 4.2 in runs allowed per game. The Marlins have averaged 8.2 hits per game so far, less than Phillies batters have averaged on the year (8.7 hits per game).

Miami owns the National League's No. 12 defense, allowing 4.5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Philadelphia's National League No. 8-rated defense.

Philadelphia lost its last outing, a 7-3 result against the Nationals on September 27. Bettors who backed the Nationals at -130 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Philadelphia didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 7-3 to Washington on Thursday at Citizens Bank Park.

Last time out for Miami, they were a 6-2 loser as they battled the Braves on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Braves at -195 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Marlins were saddled with a loss last time out in Jacob Turner's start, as they lost 6-2 against Atlanta on Thursday at Turner Field.

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Miami are 6-4
After playing Washington are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 2-8
After a loss are 2-8

A few Phillies at Marlins trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Miami
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing on the road against Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 8 games when playing Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Miami's last 8 games when playing Philadelphia
Miami is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Miami's last 10 games at home

Next up:
Philadelphia at Miami, Saturday, September 29

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