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MLB Odds: Phillies vs. Marlins

It's a battle of aces in Florida tonight, as Philadelphia's Roy Halladay goes up against the Marlins' Josh Johnson in Game 2 of a three game series.

Halladay (5-1, 2.19) dominated the Nationals in his last start, allowing two runs on six hits with 10 strikeouts over seven innings. Johnson (3-1, 1.68) was charged with his first loss of the season in his last outing after giving up five runs on eight hits in 7 1-3 innings.

View Philadelphia vs Florida Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Marlins as +100 underdogs on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 6 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 3-rated Phillies taking on the National League's No. 4-rated Marlins in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Florida's National League No. 4-ranked scoring average of 4.6 runs per game, against a Phillies offense rated No. 5 and scoring 4.4 runs per game in the league. The Marlins have averaged 8.6 hits per game to date this season, less than the Phillies hitters have managed (9 per nine innings).

Philadelphia brings the National League's No. 2-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Marlins' league No. 8-ranked defense.

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 6-4 winner as they battled the Marlins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Phillies at +100 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Philadelphia rolled to a 6-4 win against Florida on Monday, as Joe Blanton and the Phillies' bats led the team to victory at Sun Life Stadium.

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Florida are 6-4
After playing Florida are 9-1
After a win are 6-4

Florida Marlins Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After playing Philadelphia are 2-8
After a loss are 7-3


A few Phillies at Marlins trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Florida
Philadelphia is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Florida
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing on the road against Florida
Philadelphia is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Florida's last 6 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Florida's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Florida's last 9 games when playing Philadelphia
Florida is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Philadelphia at Florida, Wednesday, May 11

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