August 6, 2008

Florida Marlins at Philadelphia Phillies Preview 8/6/08

MLB Betting Preview
Florida Marlins at Philadelphia Phillies
Wednesday, 7:05 pm Eastern

SBG Global Opening Line: Phillies – 150 , Total 10.5 Over – 115

The battle at the top of the National League East continues on Wednesday night as the Philadelphia Phillies host the Florida Marlins. Kyle Kendrick gets the start for Philadelphia while Anibal Sanchez goes for the Marlins. Kendrick is 9-5 on the season with a 4.59 ERA while Sanchez is 1-0 with a 3.18 ERA. SBG Global reports that early MLB betting has the public taking Phillies at Home.

Sanchez is making only his second start of the season on Wednesday for the Marlins. In his first start last week he gave up only two runs on six hits in 5 2/3 innings against Colorado. He had four strikeouts and allowed only two walks.

Kendrick allowed just two runs and seven hits in 6 2/3 innings in his last start against Washington. The Phillies are 15-7 in Kendrick’s starts this season. The last time Kendrick faced the Marlins he gave up seven runs in just 4 1/3 innings. He is 1-1 in his career against Florida with a 5.40 ERA.

Here are the MLB betting stats for Wednesday’s game. The Marlins are 6-2 in their last 8 Wednesday games. The Marlins are 10-4 in their last 14 games as an underdog. The Marlins are 7-3 in their last 10 road games vs. a right-handed starter. The Marlins are 0-4 in Sanchez’s last 4 road starts. The Marlins are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Philadelphia.

SBG Global Current Line: Phillies – 148 , Total 10.5 Over – 115

The Phillies are 5-0 in their last 5 vs. the National League East. The Phillies are 7-1 in their last 8 overall. The Phillies are 6-1 in their last 7 games as a favorite. The Phillies are 5-1 in their last 6 games vs. a right-handed starter.
The Phillies are 6-2 in their last 8 games as a home favorite. The Phillies are 20-9 in Kendrick’s last 29 starts as a favorite.

The Over is 15-6-3 in the Marlins last 24 road games vs. a right-handed starter. The Over is 39-18-6 in the Marlins last 63 games as a road underdog.
The Under is 5-1 in Sanchez’s last 6 starts as a road underdog. The Under is 6-2 in Sanchez’s last 8 road starts.

The Over is 6-0 in the Phillies last 6 games as a home favorite. The Over is 5-1 in the Phillies last 6 vs. the National League East. The Over is 6-2-1 in the Phillies last 9 overall. The Over is 5-1 in Kendrick’s last 6 starts as a favorite. The Over is 4-1 in Kendrick’s last 5 starts vs. the National League East. The Over is 22-8 in Kendrick’s last 30 starts overall. The Over is 10-4 in Kendrick’s last 14 home starts.

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