MLB Preview: Florida Marlins vs. Philadelphia Phillies

by Dirty on June 10, 2010

Phillies and Marlins Betting The division rival Florida Marlins and Philadelphia Phillies are set to renew hostilities on Thursday when they meet at Citizens Bank Park.

The Marlins will give the ball to ace starter Josh Johnson in this one. Righthander Johnson is 6-2 this season with a 2.10 ERA.

Johnson’s opponent in this one will be Roy Halladay. The Phillies ace righthander has a 2.03 ERA to go along with a 8-3 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Phillies listed as 165-moneyline favorites versus the Marlins, while the game’s total is sitting at 6½.

Ben Francisco’s two-run single highlighted a three-run bottom of the eighth inning, as the Phillies dropped the Marlins 10-8 on Tuesday night.

Philadelphia won as -145 home favorites, while the teams played OVER the 8.5-run total listed by sportsbooks.

Raul Ibanez was 4-for-5 with two runs batted in for the Phillies, as Jose Contreras picked up the win in relief of Kyle Kendrick for Philadelphia.

Hanley Ramirez went 2-for-5 with a two-run blast for Florida, while Clay Hensley took the loss after allowing the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth.

Current streak:
Florida has lost 4 straight games.

Team records:
Florida: 28-31 SU
Philadelphia: 31-26 SU

A few trends to consider:
Florida11-4-1 SU in its last 16 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Florida is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games ,when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Florida is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games ,when playing Philadelphia
Florida is 0-4-1 SU in its last 5 games ,
Philadelphia is 5-11-1 SU in its last 17 games ,
Philadelphia is 3-8-1 SU in its last 12 games ,when playing at home against Florida

Next up:
Florida at Tampa Bay, Friday, June 11
Philadelphia at Boston, Friday, June 11

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