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Philadelphia Phillies home to Marlins in baseball betting action

Florida MarlinsPhiladelphia Phillies
June 16, 1:05 PM | GrassCitizens Bank Park

Florida Marlins vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds

32-36TEAM RECORD43-26

Citizens Bank Park hosts an MLB battle between the Philadelphia Phillies and the visiting Florida Marlins on Thursday.

The Phillies will turn to Cliff Lee and his 6-5 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Marlins send Javier Vazquez (3-6) to the hill.

View Florida vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Philadelphia opened as -235 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 8.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 1 (Phillies) and the No. 7 (Marlins) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Philadelphia has the National League's No. 6-rated offensive output, at 8.4 hits per game. The Marlins average 8.5 hits per game, good for No. 10 on the National League list.

Defensively, Florida features the National League's No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.8 runs per game. Philadelphia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 in the National League at home, scoring 4.6 runs per game.

The Marlins were a 5-4 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Phillies. That made winners of bettors who got Philadelphia at -185 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. The Marlins got to extra innings, but lost when they got there against Philadelphia on Wednesday; it was a 5-4 final at Citizens Bank Park in MLB wagering action.

Florida Marlins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After a loss are 1-9

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Seattle are 2-4
After playing Florida are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

A few Marlins at Phillies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Florida's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Florida's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida's last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
Florida is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Philadelphia is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Florida
Philadelphia is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Florida

Next up:
Florida at Tampa Bay, Friday, June 17
Philadelphia at Seattle, Friday, June 17