The Philadelphia Phillies (90-72) host the Miami Marlins (84-77) on Tuesday night in Game 1 of the Wild Card round. The Phillies lost three of their final four regular season games, but they had already clinched the #4 seed before these games. The Marlins won three of their final four contests, and they were able to clinch their berth in the final few games. During the regular season, the Marlins won seven of their 13 meetings versus Philly, so we should have a competitive series ahead of us.
Marlins vs Phillies Betting Odds
|Team||Money Line||Run Line||Over/Under|
|Miami Marlins||+128||+1.5 |
|Philadelphia Phillies||-152||-1.5 |
Marlins vs Phillies Match Details
Fixture: Miami Marlins @ Philadelphia Phillies
Date & Time: Tuesday, October 3, 8:08 p.m. EDT
Venue: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA
The Phillies are trusting Zack Wheeler tonight, who went 13-6, with a 3.61 ERA this year. The righty faced Miami three times, and even though he didn’t pick up a decision in any of these outings, he had a respectable 3.00 ERA versus the Marlins. Miami has one of the weaker lineups in the NL, but they can scrap for runs. Wheeler had a higher at home (4.13) than on the road (3.16) this year, but the Phillies were 19-13 when he pitched, and they selected him to pitch Game 1 for a reason.
Miami’s Jesus Luzardo gets the call tonight, and he finished the year with a 10-9 record and a 3.63 ERA. The lefty faced Philly twice, totaling 12 innings, 14 strikeouts, and he gave up five earned runs. The Marlins went on to win both of these starts, but the Phillies definitely had their chances. Philadelphia has a strong lineup, and they scored significantly more runs at home, so we’ll see if they can get to Luzardo tonight.
Miami Marlins vs. Philadelphia Phillies Betting Prediction
These NL East foes meet in the Wild Card round, and it’s been a very even season series so far. Luzardo had a less than stellar 4.48 ERA on the road, but the Marlins won both of his starts versus Philly by four runs. Wheeler is excellent, but we should see a tight contest through the first five innings. Expect Miami to hang, and lead or at least be tied going into the sixth.