Phillies vs. Marlins Monday Prediction

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Miami Marlins, 9/3/2018 Prediction & Odds

The Philadelphia Phillies are struggling at the dish but a series against the Miami Marlins might be exactly what they need to awake their bats. What’s the best bet for Monday’s matchup between these NL East clubs?

Game Snapshot & Odds

953 Philadelphia Phillies (-142) at 954 Miami Marlins (+132); 8 runs

Monday, September 3, 2018

1:10 p.m. ET, Marlins Park

TV: PHI (NBCSP); MIA (FSFL)

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Phillies as a -142 favorite. As of this writing, 68% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Phillies to beat the Marlins on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.

Phillies’ Velasquez lasts only five innings but draws win vs. Jays

Vince Velasquez lasted just five innings but permitted only two runs in the Phillies' 8-3 victory over the Blue Jays on Sunday. Velasquez yielded just three hits on the day, but six strikeouts and three walks got his pitch count (84) up a bit and manager Gabe Kapler decided to turn things over to his bullpen for the final 12 outs. The righty hasn't gone more than five frames in any of his last four outings, although one of those was rain-shortened. Velasquez will go up against the Cubs at home next weekend.

Marlins’ Urena allows four runs over six innings vs. Red Sox

Jose Urena gave up four runs over six frames Tuesday, taking a no-decision in the Marlins' loss to the Red Sox. Urena was pitching on eight days’ rest after serving a suspension for hitting Ronald Acuna with a pitch. He tied a season-low with two strikeouts and issued three free passes, with one of those walks coming around to score. Urena will take a 3-13 record into his matchup against the Phillies his next time out

MLB Betting Trends

Philadelphia

The Phillies are 4-10 in their last 14 games overall.

Miami

The Marlins are 8-22 in their last 30 games overall.

Prediction:

The Phillies are really scuffling at the plate and even though they’re taking on a Marlins team that they’ve racked up runs against in previous meetings, they’ll play today in spacious Marlins Park. The under is 4-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams in Miami and is 6-2-1 in the last nine meetings overall. Until the Phillies finds its offense I’m taking the under in their games.

 

The Pick: Phillies/Marlins under 8

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