Marlins vs. Phillies Prediction

Miami Marlins vs. Philadelphia Phillies 8/2/18, Prediction & Odds

The Philadelphia Phillies ended a four-game losing streak with a win in Boston a couple days ago. Now back at home, will Philadelphia open its series against Miami with another victory?

Game Snapshot

953 Miami Marlins at 954 Philadelphia Phillies

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Citizens Bank Park at 7:05PM

TV: NBCSP (PHI)

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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers, the Phillies are a -182 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Marlins are a +172 underdog, while the total sits at 9 runs. As of Thursday morning, 80 percent of public bets are pouring in on host Philadelphia. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for up-to-date information.

Marlins rained out in Atlanta

Miami lost both games in its abbreviated two-game series at the Braves, falling 11-6 on Tuesday before yesterday's game was postponed due to rain. Brian Anderson helped pace the offense by going 2-for-4 with a walk. J.T. Realmuto was 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk. Miguel Rojas finished 1-for-4 and scored two runs. J.T. Riddle ended the game 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI. Magneuris Sierra was 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. Dan Straily suffered the loss as he was shelled four eight runs (five earned) on 11 hits with four strikeouts and one walk over 3 2/3 innings.

Arrieta pitches Phillies to win

Philadelphia starting pitcher Jake Arrieta was outstanding Tuesday as he guided his squad to a 3-1 win at the Red Sox. Arrieta gave up one earned run on six hits with seven strikeouts and no walks over seven innings. Seranthony Dominguez allowed a walk and struck out two in one inning of work to earn his 11th save. Rhys Hoskins helped pace the offense as he went 1-for-3 with a double, two walks and a run. Carlos Santana finished 2-for-5 with an RBI. Maikel Franco ended the game 2-for-3 with two walks and two runs. Roman Quinn was 3-for-5 with a double.

Pablo Lopez (2-2, 5.34 ERA) gets the start today for Miami, while Nick Pivetta (6-9, 4.85) will take the mound for the Phillies.

MLB Betting Trends

Miami

The Marlins are 4-23 in their last 27 Thursday games. The over is 12-4 in the last 16 Miami road games.

Philadelphia 

The Phillies are 8-2 in their last 10 home games. The under is 5-2-1 in the last eight Philadelphia games on Thursdays. 

Prediction:

After losing three in a row to complete a four-game series at the Reds, a 13-inning affair again ended in a loss in the opener at Boston. But Philly bounced back two days ago and after an important day of rest, it gets a Marlins squad that is 3-6 in its last nine games. Lopez has hit a rough patch in his first go-around in MLB. While Pivetta has had his own struggles, he's also dealt with some bad luck. I like Pivetta plus the ability of the Phillies offense to get to Lopez enough to place a bet on the hosts today.

 

MLB DAILY PREDICTION: PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES -182

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