Phillies vs. Marlins Prediction
The Philadelphia Phillies moved into first place alone with a victory last night in a makeup game at Baltimore. After traveling to Miami, will Philadelphia win again to keep its hold on first place?
905 Philadelphia Phillies at 906 Miami Marlins
Friday, July 13, 2018
Marlins Park at 7:10PM ET
TV: FS-F (MIA)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Phillies are a -136 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Marlins are a +126 underdog, while the over-under sits at 8 runs. As of Friday morning, 91 percent of public bets are pouring in on visiting Philadelphia. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for up-to-date information.
Phillies cling to win at O's
In a makeup game at Baltimore, Philadelphia compiled a 5-0 advantage in the sixth inning before eventually holding on for a 5-4 win. Cesar Hernandez finished 3-for-4 with a walk and a run from the top of the Phillies lineup. Scott Kingery went 3-for-4 with a double and a run. Jorge Alfaro was 3-for-4 with a home run, a double, two runs and three RBIs. Nick Pivetta earned the win as he allowed three earned runs on five hits in 6 2/3 innings, striking out seven and walking one. Seranthony Dominguez threw a spotless ninth inning with a strikeout for his ninth save.
Marlins win series versus Brewers
With a 5-4 win Wednesday night at home against Milwaukee, Miami won two out of three games in the series. Brian Anderson helped lead the way as he went 2-for-4 with a triple, two walks and a run. Starlin Castro had a single and two RBIs in five at-bats, while Justin Bour contributed a solo home run in four at-bats. Elieser Hernandez threw two scoreless innings of relief, giving up one hit with three strikeouts and one walk to earn the win.
Jake Arrieta (6-6, 3.47 ERA) will start today for Philadelphia, while Miami counters with Wei-Yin Chen (2-6, 6.14).
MLB Betting Trends
The under is 13-3 in the last 16 games. The Phillies are 2-8 in their last 10 Friday games.
The Marlins are 3-7 in the last 10 meetings. Miami is 12-4 in Chen's last 16 home starts.
While the Marlins have found a way to win most of Chen's home starts, he still isn't a very good pitcher. Arrieta will benefit from a pitcher's park and the Phillies are playing good baseball as of late to move into first place in the NL East. Take the better team and starting pitcher tonight.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION:PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES -136