Phillies vs. Marlins Prediction
The Miami Marlins posted a series-opening win last night at home over the Philadelphia Phillies. Is another win in the cards for Miami when the series resumes this afternoon?
Saturday, June 29, 2019
Marlins Park at 4:10PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Phillies are a -128 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Marlins are a +118 underdog, while the total is set at 8 runs. As of Saturday morning, 73 percent of public bets are being placed on host Philadelphia. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Velasquez homers in loss
Philadelphia lost by a score of 4-2 Friday night at Miami to drop to 43-39 overall and 16-22 on the road. Vince Velasquez helped his own cause by going 1-for-2 with a home run and two RBIs. He also took the loss on the mound as he surrendered four earned runs on six hits over 4 1/3 innings, striking out six and walking two. Maikel Franco finished 1-for-3 with a double and a run. Rhys Hoskins was 1-for-3 plus a walk. Jay Bruce ended the game 1-for-4 with a double. Zach Eflin will start today for the Phillies as he comes in with a 7-7 record, 3.26 ERA and 1.23 WHIP with 77 strikeouts over 91 innings.
Cooper, Anderson lead Marlins
Miami posted a 6-2 victory at home Friday night over Philadelphia to improve to 31-49 overall and 14-28 at home. Garrett Cooper helped lead the Marlins offense as he went 3-for-4 with a double, a run and two RBIs. Brian Anderson ended the contest 2-for-4 with a homer, a double and three RBIs. J.T. Riddle ended the game 1-for-3 with a solo home run. Elieser Hernandez suffered the loss as he gave up two earned runs on three hits with seven strikeouts and two walks over 5 2/3 innings. Jordan Yamamoto will start today for Miami as he enters with a 3-0 record, 0.95 ERA and 0.79 WHIP with 19 strikeouts over 19 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Phillies are 5-2 in their last seven Saturday games. Philadelphia is 0-5 in its last five road games.
The Marlins are 1-4 in their last five home games. Miami is 16-36 in its last 52 games versus the NL East.
Yamamoto has had a remarkable start to his MLB career and he'll face the Phillies for the second time in a week. But seeing a team for the second time didn't hurt him in his first two MLB starts as he threw a total of 14 shutout innings against the Cardinals. I'm on board and love him today as an underdog. This should be a low-scoring game and I think the Marlins scratch across enough offense to support Yamamoto and get another win over Philly.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: MIAMI MARLINS +118