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MLB Game Preview - Phillies underdogs vs Marlins at Miami

Philadelphia Phillies

Miami Marlins
71-85 September 24, 2013, 07:10 PM | Marlins Park 58-99

A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Philadelphia duelling Miami on Tuesday at Marlins Park.

Miami hands the ball to starter Henderson Alvarez in this one and he'll try to improve on his 4-5 mark on the year. Philadelphia counters with Zach Miner, who will try to quiet the fans and the Marlins bats at the same time.

View Philadelphia Phillies vs Miami Marlins Odds and Stats.

On the MLB moneyline for this matchup, Miami sat as -112 Favorite earlier in the day at Bovada. The total was set at 7.5, according to 5Dimes.

This game matches up the No. 24 (Marlins) and the No. 22 (Phillies) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Miami's No. 30-ranked scoring average of 3.2 runs per game, against a Phillies offense rated No. 26 and scoring 3.81 runs per game. The Marlins have averaged 7.82 hits per game to date this season, less than the Phillies hitters have managed (8.37 per nine innings).

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 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 9 games
Philadelphia is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Philadelphia is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Miami
Miami is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Miami's last 13 games
Miami is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
Miami is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing Philadelphia

Next up:
Philadelphia at Florida, Wednesday, September 25th