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Miami Marlins vs Philadelphia Phillies Betting Preview

Philadelphia PhilliesMiami Marlins
May 20, 7:10 PM | GrassMarlins Park

Philadelphia Phillies vs Miami Marlins Odds

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The Miami Marlins battle the visiting Philadelphia Phillies on Monday in MLB betting action at Marlins Park.

Cole Hamels gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Phillies on this day; he's 1-6 on the season. The Marlins, meanwhile, will counter with Alejandro Sanabia, who will be looking to improve on his 2-6 mark.

View Philadelphia vs Miami Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Marlins were listed as +182 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 7 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
The Marlins - Phillies odds would favor the Phillies if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Miami is rated No. 15 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Philadelphia is at No. 11 in the National League.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Miami's No. 15-rated National League offense, averaging 2.7 runs per game, against a Phillies defense that ranks No. 10 in the National League at 4.3 in runs allowed per game. The Marlins have averaged 7.2 hits per game so far, less than Phillies batters have averaged on the year (8 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Philadelphia owns the National League's No. 4-rated road mark, allowing 3.7 runs per game on the highway. Miami, on the other hand, rates No. 15 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Reds at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Phillies at +147 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Philadelphia looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Reds, a 3-2 final on Sunday in support of Jonathan Pettibone at Citizens Bank Park.

Miami won its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Diamondbacks on May 19. Bettors who backed the Marlins at +131 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Marlins hope for a dominant pitching performance similar to their last game when Ricky Nolasco struck out 11 batters in 2-1 victory on Sunday at Marlins Park.

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Miami are 5-5
After playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After playing Arizona are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

A few Phillies at Marlins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing on the road against Miami
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its 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 5 of Miami's last 6 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 4-9 SU in its last 13 games when playing Philadelphia
Miami is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Philadelphia

Next up:
Philadelphia at Miami, Tuesday, May 21