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The division rival Miami Marlins and Philadelphia Phillies are set to renew hostilities on Monday when they meet at Citizens Bank Park.
The Marlins will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Tom Koehler in this game. Koehler has a 0-3 record and a 3.24 ERA this season.
The Phillies will counter Koehler with Kyle Kendrick. Righthander Kendrick has a 3.26 ERA to go along with a 5-3 record this season.
The Marlins were a 11-6 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Mets. That made winners of bettors who got Miami at +185 on the moneyline, while the total score (17) was good news for OVER bettors.
Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 7-5 winner as they battled the Brewers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Phillies at -172 were rewarded, while the 12 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Miami has won 3 straight games.
Miami: 16-41 SU
Philadelphia: 27-30 SU
Miami most recently:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing NY Mets are 4-6
After a win are 6-4
Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Miami are 6-4
After playing Milwaukee are 6-4
After a win are 4-6
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Miami's last 11 games when playing Philadelphia
Miami is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games when playing Philadelphia
Miami is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Miami is 5-16 SU in its last 21 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Philadelphia's last 11 games when playing Miami
Philadelphia is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Miami
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 10 games
Philadelphia is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games when playing Miami
Philadelphia home to Miami, Tuesday, June 4