Marlins vs Phillies Baseball Game Preview

Miami MarlinsPhiladelphia Phillies
May 5, 2:35 PM | GrassCitizens Bank Park

Miami Marlins vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds

9-22TEAM RECORD14-17

The Phillies get a visit from the Miami Marlins in baseball action on Sunday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Miami puts its faith in starter Kevin Slowey to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 0-2. Getting the ball for the Phillies is Roy Halladay, who owns a 2-3 record on the season with a 6.75 ERA.

View Miami vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Marlins listed as underdogs of +-177 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7.5, check for updates at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The Phillies sit at No. 10 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Marlins sit at a National League No. 15 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Philadelphia's No. 12-rated National League offense, averaging 3.6 runs per game, against a Marlins defense that ranks No. 11 in the National League at 4.4 in runs allowed per game. The Phillies have averaged 7.8 hits per game so far, more than Marlins batters have averaged on the year (7.5 hits per game).

Defensively, Miami features the National League's No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.8 runs per game. Philadelphia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the National League at home, scoring 4.2 runs per game.

The Marlins were a 2-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Phillies. That made winners of bettors who got Miami at +188 on the moneyline, while the total score (2) was good news for UNDER bettors. chucked shutout innings at the Phillies in their last game, striking out in a 2-0 win against Philadelphia in baseball action at Citizens Bank Park.

Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing San Diego are 4-6
After playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing San Francisco are 6-4
After playing Miami are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Marlins at Phillies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Miami's last 7 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 7 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Miami is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games
Miami is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 7 games when playing Miami
Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Miami
Philadelphia is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 7 games when playing at home against Miami

Next up:
Miami at San Diego, Monday, May 6
Philadelphia at San Francisco, Monday, May 6

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