Miami sends Ricky Nolasco vs John Lannan in Marlins vs Phillies game
Philadelphia Phillies vs Miami Marlins Odds
The Marlins get a visit from the Philadelphia Phillies in baseball action on Friday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.
The Marlins will turn to Ricky Nolasco and his 0-1 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Phillies send John Lannan (0-0) to the hill.
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Phillies listed as favorites of 105 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7.5, check for updates at 5Dimes.
This game matches up the No. 6 (Marlins) and the No. 3 (Phillies) 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 Miami has the National League's No. 15-rated offensive output, at 7 hits per game. The Phillies average 8.8 hits per game, good for No. 7 on the National League list.
Miami owns the National League's No. 8 defense, allowing 4.4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Philadelphia's National League No. 14-rated defense.
Philadelphia was a 7-3 winner in its last match at home against the Mets. They won as -129 favorites, while the total score of 10 made winners of OVER bettors. The Phillies enjoyed a 7-3 victory at the expense of the Mets on Wednesday, with Kyle Kendrick throwing 6 innings of 8-hit ball at Citizens Bank Park.
The Marlins were an 8-0 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Braves. That made winners of bettors who got Atlanta at -155 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors. The Marlins were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Atlanta staff and losing 8-0 to the Braves on Wednesday at Marlins Park.
Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Miami are 7-3
After playing NY Mets are 7-3
After a win are 5-5
Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After playing Atlanta are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7
A few Phillies at Marlins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games
Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 8 games when playing on the road against Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Philadelphia's last 11 games when playing Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Miami's last 8 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Miami's last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Miami's last 11 games when playing Philadelphia
Miami is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
Philadelphia at Miami, Saturday, April 13