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MLB Betting: Marlins host Phillies

The last-place Florida Marlins will play host to the first-place Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night at Sun Life Stadium in an MLB betting matchup between a pair of NL East clubs.

Anibal Sanchez (6-2, 3.30 ERA) gets the ball for Florida on Wednesday, while Philadelphia counters with Kyle Kendrick (4-4, 3.81 ERA). The Marlins are 0-4 in Sanchez's last four starts.

View Philadelphia vs Florida Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Florida opened as -120 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 8.

Power Rankings:
The Marlins sit at No. 9 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Phillies sit at a National League No. 1 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Florida's National League No. 13-ranked scoring average of 3.8 runs per game, against a Phillies offense rated No. 7 and scoring 4.1 runs per game in the league. The Marlins have averaged 8.2 hits per game to date this season, less than the Phillies hitters have managed (8.4 per nine innings).

Defensively, Philadelphia features the National League's No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.5 runs per game. Florida, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 in the National League at home, scoring 3.7 runs per game.

The Phillies were a 14-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Marlins. That made winners of bettors who got Philadelphia at -139 on the moneyline, while the total score (16) was good news for OVER bettors. Philadelphia ran up the score in their last game on Tuesday, jumping to a lead and resulting in a 14-2 victory against Florida.

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

Florida Marlins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Houston are 6-4
After playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few Phillies at Marlins trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Florida
Philadelphia is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Florida
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games on the road
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Florida's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Florida's last 10 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
Florida is 6-18 SU in its last 24 games

Next up:
Philadelphia home to Atlanta, Friday, July 8
Florida home to Houston, Thursday, July 7