MLB betting futures boards had the Phillies as a big chalk to win the National League East and also as a MLB baseball betting favorite to win the World Series.
The Philadelphia Phillies will host the Florida Marlins on Saturday night with a starting time of 7:05 PM ET. Open your Sports Gambling account for side and total odds on this National League matchup.
The probable starting pitchers for this matchup are Anibal Sanchez for the Marlins and Cole Hamels for the Phillies.
Sanchez is a right hander that was lit up to start the season as he had a 6.97 earned run average in just 10.1 innings of work and a record of 0-1. In his previous 2 seasons for the Marlins he kept his earned run average under 4.00 and was 13-12 with the MLB odds last year.
Hamels is a left hander that was also struggling out of the gate as he was 1-1 with the baseball lines with a 5.59 earned run average. Last year for the Phillies he was 12-11 with a 3.06 earned run average.
The Phillies won 7 out of their first 9 games to begin the season as they were true to form as the favorite to win the National League East Division. Philadelphia is a veteran and winning team that has reloaded for a serious run at the World Series and may have the best pitching staff in all of baseball.
Florida won 5out of their first 9 games of the season and has a young and promising roster that is developing quickly. The Marlins may be a surprise contender for a wild card spot.
Heading into this series Philadelphia has dominated this head to head series with 12 payouts in their last 15 games against the Marlins as the series has gone over the total in 7 of the last 9 games between these two teams.
Florida has actually been a better value at Philadelphia where they have won 13 of their last 20 games although they have lost their last 3 games in the City of Brotherly Love. The last 3 games between these two teams in Philadelphia have gone over the MLB betting total.