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MLB betting line favors Phillies over Marlins

Philadelphia Phillies

Miami Marlins
72-85 September 25, 2013, 07:10 PM | Marlins Park 58-100

The Philadelphia Phillies will look to grab a road win when they take on the Marlins in Miami at Marlins Park on Wednesday in baseball odds action.

Cole Hamels, with a record of 8-14 on the season, gets the ball for the Phillies, while the Marlins trot Brad Hand to the mound in this one. He is 1-1 so far in 2013.

View Philadelphia Phillies vs Miami Marlins Odds and Stats.

The Phillies were listed as -149 Favorite on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 7 before betting started earlier on Wednesday over at Bovada.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Marlins rated this week at No. 24 and the Phillies sitting at No. 22.

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 2-1 winner as they battled the Marlins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Phillies at +112 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Philadelphia got the job done in their last match in a 2-1 victory over Miami on Tuesday at Marlins Park behind starter Zach Miner.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Miami's No. 30-ranked scoring average of 3.19 runs per game, against a Phillies offense rated No. 26 and scoring 3.8 runs per game. The Marlins have averaged 7.81 hits per game to date this season, less than the Phillies hitters have managed (8.35 per nine innings).

Miami owns the No. 13 defense, allowing 3.19 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Philadelphia's No. 25-rated defense.

A few Phillies at Marlins trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 10 games
Philadelphia is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games on the road
Miami is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 7 games
Miami is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Philadelphia at Atlanta, Thursday, September 26th
Miami at Detroit, Friday, September 27th