Cliff Lee out to silence Marlins bats in MLB contest
Miami Marlins vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds
MLB wagering interest swings to the Philadelphia vs Miami battle on Wednesday at Citizens Bank Park as the Phillies try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.
The Phillies will rely on Cliff Lee to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Josh Johnson will be his counterpart for the Marlins. Cliff Lee is 4-7 this season, and Josh Johnson is 8-11.
Bettors looking to back visiting Miami before the first pitch in this match will find them as +-155-moneyline underdogs. They will see an opening total of 7.
This game matches up the No. 7 (Phillies) and the No. 14 (Marlins) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Philadelphia has the National League's No. 9-rated offensive output, at 8.8 hits per game. The Marlins average 8.3 hits per game, good for No. 12 on the National League list.
Philadelphia owns the National League's No. 9 defense, allowing 4.3 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Miami's National League No. 12-rated defense.
Last time out for Miami, they were a 9-7 loser as they battled the Phillies on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Phillies at -240 were rewarded, while the 16 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Miami didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 9-7 to Philadelphia on Tuesday at Citizens Bank Park.
Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Cincinnati are 3-7
After playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6
Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 4-6
After playing Miami are 2-8
After a win are 7-3
A few Marlins at Phillies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Miami's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 7 games when playing Philadelphia
Miami is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
Miami is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Miami
Philadelphia is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Miami
Miami home to Cincinnati, Friday, September 14
Philadelphia at Houston, Thursday, September 13