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MLB betting line favors Phillies over Marlins

Philadelphia Phillies

Miami Marlins
71-84 September 23, 2013, 07:10 PM | Marlins Park 57-99

The Miami Marlins battle the visiting Philadelphia Phillies on Monday in MLB betting action at Marlins Park.

It's a pitching duel between Nathan Eovaldi for the Marlins (3-6 on the year) and Roy Halladay for Philadelphia (4-4 so far).

View Philadelphia Phillies vs Miami Marlins Odds and Stats.

On the MLB moneyline for this matchup, Miami sat as 105 Underdog earlier in the day at Bovada. The total was set at 7, according to 5Dimes.

It's a baseball betting matchup between the No. 24-rated Marlins and the league No. 22-ranked Phillies, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

In their last action, Philadelphia was a 4-3 loser at home against the Mets. Bettors on New York at +184 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Philadelphia didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 4-3 to New York on Sunday at Citizens Bank Park.

The Marlins were a 5-4 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Nationals. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at -320 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. Miami suffered a 5-4 loss against Washington on Sunday, as Brian Flynn wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Nationals Park.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Miami's No. 30-rated offense, averaging 3.2 runs per game, against a Phillies defense that ranks No. 25 at 4.63 in runs allowed per game. The Marlins have averaged 7.81 hits per game so far, less than Phillies batters have averaged on the year (8.4 hits per game).

Philadelphia brings the No. 25-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Marlins's No. 13-ranked defense.

A few Phillies at Marlins trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 8 games
Philadelphia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Philadelphia is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Miami
Miami is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Miami's last 12 games
Miami is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
Miami is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing Philadelphia

Next up:
Philadelphia at Florida, Tuesday, September 24th