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Marlins open as moneyline underdog vs Phillies

Miami MarlinsPhiladelphia Phillies
May 2, 7:05 PM | GrassCitizens Bank Park

Miami Marlins vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds

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The Philadelphia Phillies will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Miami Marlins invade Citizens Bank Park on Thursday.

For the Phillies, Kyle Kendrick gets the ball, charged with keeping the Marlins hitters off the base paths. He'll face Alejandro Sanabia, 2-3 on the year.

View Miami vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those going with the Phillies in this one found them listed as moneyline favorites of -184 at TopBet for Monday's contest. The total was hovering near 8 at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 10-ranked Phillies and the National League No. 15-rated Marlins in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Philadelphia's No. 12-rated National League offense, averaging 3.6 runs per game, against a Marlins defense that ranks No. 11 in the National League at 4.4 in runs allowed per game. The Phillies have averaged 8.1 hits per game so far, more than Marlins batters have averaged on the year (7.7 hits per game).

Philadelphia owns the National League's No. 12 defense, allowing 4.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Miami's National League No. 11-rated defense.

The Marlins were a 7-6 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Mets. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -124 on the moneyline, while the total score (13) was good news for OVER bettors. The Marlins endured a 7-6 loss at the hands of the Mets on Wednesday, with Wade LeBlanc throwing 5 2/3 innings of 8-hit ball at Marlins Park.

In their last action, Philadelphia was a 6-0 loser on the road against the Indians. Bettors on Cleveland at +116 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Philadelphia didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by in a losing cause, 6-0, against Cleveland on Wednesday.

Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After playing NY Mets are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Miami are 7-3
After playing Cleveland are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Marlins at Phillies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Miami's last 7 games when playing Philadelphia
Miami is 7-17 SU in its last 24 games
Miami is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Miami is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 7 games when playing Miami
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Miami
Philadelphia is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Miami
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Philadelphia's last 17 games at home

Next up:
Miami at Philadelphia, Friday, May 3