The Philadelphia Phillies (77-62) host the Miami Marlins (72-68) on Friday night to start a three-game series. The Phillies beat the Padres on Wednesday, and they’ll be back home tonight. The Marlins lost to the Dodgers on Thursday, but still won the series. Miami had their six-game winning streak snapped yesterday, but they’ll be eager to start a new one, as they’re just half a game out of the final Wild Card spot.
Marlins vs Phillies Betting Odds
|Team||Money Line||Run Line||Over/Under|
|Miami Marlins||+120||+1.5 |
|Philadelphia Phillies||-142||-1.5 |
Marlins vs Phillies Match Details
Fixture: Miami Marlins @ Philadelphia Phillies
Date & Time: Friday, September 8, 7:05 p.m. EDT
Venue: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA
The Phillies are handing the ball to Cristopher Sanchez tonight. The lefty is 2-3, with a 3.48 ERA, and this will be his 15th start of the year. He only lasted 4 2/3 inning last start, but prior to that, he had completed three consecutive quality starts, so he has been in a nice groove. The Marlins were shut out yesterday, but they’re averaging a tick under seven runs per game over the last week. We’ll see if they can get the offense going versus Sanchez after a poor offensive showing yesterday.
Miami’s Eury Perez gets the call tonight, holding a 5-4 record, with a 2.86 ERA. Perez has been much better at home, but he’s been better of late on the road. Philly has a solid lineup, and they’re more comfortable hitting at home. Perez has a 1.62 ERA over his previous three outings, so let’s see if he can keep rolling tonight.
Miami Marlins vs. Philadelphia Phillies Betting Prediction
The Marlins hit well off of lefties, and they have to be locked in over the next few weeks to get into the postseason. Sanchez has been solid, but Perez has been dominant, so expect Miami to hang with the Phillies through five innings in this division battle.