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MLB betting line favors Phillies over Marlins

Philadelphia PhilliesFlorida Marlins
Sep 2, 7:10 PM | GrassSun Life Stadium

Philadelphia Phillies vs Florida Marlins Odds

87-46TEAM RECORD60-76

The Florida Marlins host Philadelphia on Friday, looking to build on their 60-76 mark against the 87-46 Phillies in MLB betting action at Sun Life Stadium.

Roy Oswalt, with a record of 6-8 on the season, gets the ball for the Phillies, while the Marlins trot Brad Hand to the mound in this one. He is 1-4 so far in 2011.

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Marlins as +151 underdogs on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 8 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Marlins at No. 12 in the National League and the Phillies at No. 1 in the National League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Florida's National League No. 11-ranked scoring average of 3.9 runs per game, against a Phillies offense rated No. 4 and scoring 4.5 runs per game in the league. The Marlins have averaged 8.3 hits per game to date this season, less than the Phillies hitters have managed (8.7 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Philadelphia owns the National League's No. 1-rated road mark, allowing 3.4 runs per game on the highway. Florida, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in scoring at home.

Philadelphia was a 6-4 winner in its last match on the road against the Reds. They won as -122 favorites, while the total score of 10 made winners of OVER bettors. Philadelphia rolled to a 6-4 win against Cincinnati on Thursday, as Vance Worley and the Phillies' bats led the team to victory at Great American Ball Park.

The Marlins were a 7-5 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Mets. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -109 on the moneyline, while the total score (12) was good news for OVER bettors. Florida didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 7-5 to New York on Thursday at Citi Field.

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Florida are 7-3
After playing Cincinnati are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

Florida Marlins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Philadelphia are 2-8
After playing NY Mets are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few Phillies at Marlins trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games on the road
Philadelphia is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Florida
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Philadelphia is 15-4 SU in its last 19 games when playing Florida
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Florida's last 11 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida's last 6 games when playing Philadelphia

Next up:
Philadelphia at Florida, Saturday, September 3