Jose Fernandez, Cole Hamels take mound in Phillies vs Marlins tilt
Miami Marlins vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds
A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Miami duelling Philadelphia on Saturday at Citizens Bank Park.
Philadelphia sends Cole Hamels out against Jose Fernandez for the Marlins in this game. Hamels is 1-3 with a 4.78 ERA on the season, while Fernandez is 0-2 on the year and has a 4.50 ERA.
The Marlins were listed as +-215 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 7.5 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 10-ranked Phillies and the National League No. 15-rated Marlins in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Philadelphia's No. 11-rated National League offense, averaging 3.7 runs per game, against a Marlins defense that ranks No. 12 in the National League at 4.5 in runs allowed per game. The Phillies have averaged 8.1 hits per game so far, more than Marlins batters have averaged on the year (7.6 hits per game).
Defensively, Miami features the National League's No. 14-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.1 runs per game. Philadelphia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 in the National League at home, scoring 4.5 runs per game.
Miami was a 4-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Phillies. They lost as +155 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors. Miami looks to rebound from a loss to the Phillies, who beat them 4-1 on Friday behind a start from Jonathan Pettibone at Citizens Bank Park.
Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Philadelphia are 2-8
After playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7
Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Miami are 6-4
After playing Miami are 7-3
After a win are 5-5
A few Marlins at Phillies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 6 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Miami is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games
Miami is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Philadelphia
Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Miami
Philadelphia is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing Miami
Philadelphia is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Miami at Philadelphia, Sunday, May 5