Miami Marlins vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds
The Philadelphia Phillies will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Miami Marlins invade Citizens Bank Park on Monday.
Wade LeBlanc, with a record of 1-2 on the season, gets the ball for the Marlins, while the Phillies trot Kyle Kendrick to the mound in this one. He is 6-9 so far in 2012.
Baseball odds makers opened the Phillies as -155 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 8.5.
This game puts the Phillies, most recently No. 7 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Marlins, who rate a National League No. 14 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Philadelphia and its National League No. 9-rated batting order, averaging 4.2 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 14 lineup of the Marlins at 3.9 runs per outing.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Philadelphia has the National League's No. 8-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Marlins own the National League's No. 12 mark in runs allowed.
Miami won its last outing, an 8-0 result against the Nationals on September 9. Bettors who backed the Marlins at +146 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Miami threw a shutout at Washington in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Ricky Nolasco to defeat Washington 8-0 on Sunday.
The Phillies were a 7-4 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Rockies. That made winners of bettors who got Philadelphia at -159 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. Philadelphia got the job done in their last match in a 7-4 victory over Colorado on Sunday at Citizens Bank Park behind starter Tyler Cloyd.
Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After playing Washington are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Miami are 6-4
After playing Colorado are 9-1
After a win are 7-3
A few Marlins at Phillies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Miami's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
Miami is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 6 games on the road
Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing Miami
Miami at Philadelphia, Tuesday, September 11