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MLB Game Preview - Marlins underdogs vs Phillies at Philadelphia

Miami Marlins

Philadelphia Phillies
55-96 September 18, 2013, 07:05 PM | Citizens Bank Park 71-80

Miami pays a visit to Philadelphia on Wednesday, hoping to shut down the Phillies bats in baseball action at Citizens Bank Park.

The Phillies will turn to Zach Miner and his 0-1 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Marlins send Nathan Eovaldi (3-6) to the hill.

View Miami Marlins vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Phillies as -129 moneyline Favorite in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

This game matches up the No. 26 (Phillies) and the No. 24 (Marlins) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

The Marlins were a 6-4 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Phillies. That made winners of bettors who got Philadelphia at -157 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors. Miami didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 6-4 to Philadelphia on Tuesday at Citizens Bank Park.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Philadelphia's No. 24-ranked scoring average of 3.85 runs per game, against a Marlins offense rated No. 30 and scoring 3.21 runs per game. The Phillies have averaged 8.43 hits per game to date this season, more than the Marlins hitters have managed (7.79 per nine innings).

Miami brings the No. 13-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Phillies's No. 26-ranked defense.

A few Marlins at Phillies trends to consider:
Miami is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 7 games
Miami is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 6 games on the road
Philadelphia is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games
Philadelphia is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Miami at Montreal, Thursday, September 19th
Philadelphia at New York, Friday, September 20th