Miami Marlins vs Philadelphia Phillies Betting Odds
Miami Marlins vs Philadelphia Phillies Match Preview and Free Picks
The Philadelphia Phillies spent more than a month atop the National League East this summer, but their freefall over the last month or so has put their hopes of ending a six-year postseason drought on life support. The Phillies will try to avoid a season-high sixth straight defeat on Friday, when they host the Miami Marlins in the opener of their three-game series.
Philadelphia reached a season-high 15 games over .500 on August 5, but little has gone right for the team since, as it has won only 11 of its last 34 contests to fall 7 1/2 games behind division-leading Atlanta. The Phillies, who also trail St. Louis by six games for the second wild-card spot, are coming off a day of rest after falling to 2-9 in September following a three-game sweep by Washington that began their six-game homestand.
The Marlins contributed to Philadelphia's woes earlier this month, winning two of three against the Phillies from Sept. 3-5. Miami has struggled to get much of anything going since that series victory, however, going 1-5 over their last six contests after losing both ends of their doubleheader against the New York Mets on Thursday.
Miami Marlins vs Philadelphia Phillies Starting Pitchers Report
Marlins LH Wei-Yin Chen (6-10, 4.72 ERA): Chen's recent run of success came to a halt Saturday in Pittsburgh, as he threw first-pitch strikes to only seven of the 18 batters he faced and yielded three runs on four hits and two walks in four innings. The 33-year-old had been dominant in his previous five outings, going 3-1 while posting a 1.44 ERA and 0.80 WHIP. Asdrubal Cabrera (3-for-24) has struggled while Maikel Franco (7-for-18, two homers) has excelled against Chen, who took the loss versus Philadelphia on July 13 despite permitting one run in six frames.
Phillies RH Zach Eflin (9-7, 4.42): Eflin's second-half struggles continued Saturday as he surrendered six runs on four hits and three walks in three innings against the Mets for his third loss in as many starts. The former first-round pick entered the All-Star break sporting a 7-2 record and 3.15 ERA in 12 outings, but he is only 2-5 with a 6.35 mark in nine turns since. Eflin was sharp in his two starts against Miami this season against Miami, going 1-0 with a 2.57 ERA while holding the Marlins to a .149 batting average.
Miami Marlins Betting Odds Trends
|Miami is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games|
|Miami is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games|
|Miami is 5-17 ATS in its last 22 games on the road|
|Miami is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road|
|Miami is 6-19 ATS in its last 25 games when playing Philadelphia|
|Miami is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Philadelphia|
|The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Miami's last 12 games when playing Philadelphia|
|Miami is 1-11 ATS in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia|
|Miami is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia|
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Odds Trends
|Philadelphia is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games|
|Philadelphia is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games|
|Philadelphia is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home|
|Philadelphia is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home|
|The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games at home|
|Philadelphia is 19-6 ATS in its last 25 games when playing Miami|
|Philadelphia is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Miami|
|The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Philadelphia's last 12 games when playing Miami|
|Philadelphia is 11-1 ATS in its last 12 games when playing at home against Miami|
|Philadelphia is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Miami|