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MLB Odds: Marlins vs. Phillies

The Philadelphia Phillies have won six straight versus the Florida Marlins as the NL East division foes kickoff a three-game series tonight in Philadelphia.

Javier Vazquez (1-1, 8.64) will get the start for Florida tonight, while Roy Oswalt (2-0, 2.25) takes the mound for Philadelphia. In his last start Vazquez picked up a win over Houston after allowing four runs on eight hits in six innings, while Oswalt allowed one earned run on five hits in six innings in a win against Atlanta.

View Florida vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Florida before the first pitch in this match will find them as +-180-moneyline underdogs. They will see an opening total of 8.5.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Philadelphia has the National League's No. 2-rated offensive output, at 10.8 hits per game. The Marlins average 9.2 hits per game, good for No. 8 on the National League list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Philadelphia has the National League's No. 2-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Marlins own the National League's No. 11 mark in runs allowed.

Florida won its last outing, a 6-5 result against the Braves on April 14. Bettors who backed the Marlins at +123 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Florida got the job done in their last match in a 6-5 victory over Atlanta on Thursday at Turner Field behind starter Ricky Nolasco.

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 4-0 winner as they battled the Nationals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Phillies at -153 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Cliff Lee blew away 12 Washington batter in the Phillies' last start, leading them to a 4-0 win over Washington on Thursday at Nationals Park.

Florida Marlins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After playing Atlanta are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Florida are 8-2
After playing Washington are 8-2
After a win are 5-5


A few Marlins at Phillies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Florida's last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Florida's last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
Florida is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida's last 6 games
Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Florida
Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing Florida

Next up:
Florida at Philadelphia, Saturday, April 16

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