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Chris Volstad vs Yovani Gallardo matchup featured in MLB action

Florida MarlinsMilwaukee Brewers
Sep 23, 8:10 PM | GrassMiller Park

Florida Marlins vs Milwaukee Brewers Odds

71-85TEAM RECORD91-65

MLB wagering interest swings to the Milwaukee vs Florida battle on Friday at Miller Park as the Brewers try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Chris Volstad gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Marlins on this day; he's 5-12 on the season. The Brewers, meanwhile, will counter with Yovani Gallardo, who will be looking to improve on his 17-10 mark.

View Florida vs Milwaukee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Milwaukee sat as -230 favorites. The total was set at 8.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 2 (Brewers) and the No. 10 (Marlins) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Milwaukee's National League No. 7-ranked scoring average of 4.4 runs per game, against a Marlins offense rated No. 11 and scoring 3.9 runs per game in the league. The Brewers have averaged 8.7 hits per game to date this season, more than the Marlins hitters have managed (8.4 per nine innings).

Milwaukee owns the National League's No. 6 defense, allowing 3.9 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Florida's National League No. 9-rated defense.

Florida was a 4-0 winner in its last match at home against the Braves. They won as -109 favorites, while the total score of 4 made winners of UNDER bettors. Florida threw a shutout at Atlanta in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Javier Vazquez to defeat Atlanta 4-0 on Wednesday.

Milwaukee lost its last outing, a 7-1 result against the Cubs on September 21. Bettors who backed the Cubs at -101 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Milwaukee suffered a 7-1 loss against Chicago on Wednesday, as Randy Wolf wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Wrigley Field.

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

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Florida are 7-3
After playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Marlins at Brewers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Florida's last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Florida's last 12 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
Florida is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Milwaukee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Florida
Milwaukee is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Florida
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Milwaukee's last 12 games when playing at home against Florida
Milwaukee is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Florida at Milwaukee, Saturday, September 24