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Baseball Matchup - Philadelphia Phillies Milwaukee Brewers Odds Preview

Milwaukee BrewersPhiladelphia Phillies
April 18, 7:05 PM | GrassCitizens Bank Park

Milwaukee Brewers vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds


The visiting Brewers hope for a solid performance on Monday as they look to steal a win at Citizens Bank Park against the Philadelphia Phillies.

The Phillies will rely on Joe Blanton to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Shaun Marcum will be his counterpart for the Brewers. Joe Blanton is 0-1 this season, and Shaun Marcum is 2-1.

View Milwaukee vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Phillies were listed as -130 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 9 earlier on Monday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Philadelphia has the National League's No. 4-rated offensive output, at 10.2 hits per game. The Brewers average 8.4 hits per game, good for No. 11 on the National League list.

Comparing defensive stats, Milwaukee owns the National League's No. 13-rated road mark, allowing 5.1 runs per game on the highway. Philadelphia, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in scoring at home.

Milwaukee lost its last outing, a 5-1 result against the Nationals on April 17. Bettors who backed the Nationals at +102 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Milwaukee looks to rebound from a loss to the Nationals, who beat them 5-1 on Sunday behind a start from Livan Hernandez at Nationals Park.

The Phillies were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Marlins. That made winners of bettors who got Philadelphia at -183 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Phillies enjoyed a 3-2 victory at the expense of the Marlins on Sunday, with Cole Hamels throwing 7 innings of 7-hit ball at Citizens Bank Park.

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Milwaukee are 6-4
After playing Florida are 10-0
After a win are 5-5

A few Brewers at Phillies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Milwaukee's last 10 games when playing Philadelphia
Philadelphia is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
Philadelphia is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Milwaukee

Next up:
Milwaukee at Philadelphia, Tuesday, April 19