The Philadelphia Phillies have -158 odds to win Game 1 of their NL Wild Card series with the Miami Marlins.
Miami went 7-6 against the Phillies in the regular season and covered the run line in eight of 13 games.
Philadelphia has -212 odds to win the series and advance to the NL Divisional series.
PHILADELPHIA – The Miami Marlins are 1.5-run underdogs in Game 1 of the National League Wild Card game with the Philadelphia Phillies.
Zack Wheeler (13-6, 3.61 ERA) will take the mound for the Phillies against Jesus Luzardo (10-9, 3.63 ERA) of the Miami Marlins. Wheeler recorded no-decisions in three starts against the Marlins but Miami won two of three games.
Meanwhile, Luzardo earned a win in both starts against the Phillies. The varying success of each starting pitcher would suggest Miami is the legal sports betting favorite, yet they have +132 odds to win Game 1.
Marlins Vs Phillies Betting
Philadelphia was 71-91 on the run line this season, the second-worst record in the MLB. Miami won three of four games outright as a road underdog against the Phillies this season.
Looking past Game 1, legal Florida sports betting odds for the Marlins to win the series are valuable.
Series Correct Score Odds
The Marlins have +173 odds to win the series in Philadelphia despite their strong play against the Phillies this season. There are +430 odds for the Marlins to win the series in three games.
Phillies Vs Marlins Series Correct Score Odds
Philadelphia Phillies 2-0 +165
Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 +215
Miami Marlins 2-0 +380
Miami Marlins 2-1 +430
Miami’s odds are longer to win in three games than two because of their pitching situation. Their ace Sandy Alcantara will miss the rest of the season with a UCL strain on his pitching arm.
The Marlins placed potential Game 3 starter Eury Perez on the 15-Day Injured List only 10 days ago with left hip soreness. Miami will likely call on Edward Cabrera (7-7, 4.24 ERA) if a Game 3 is necessary.
The likely absence of two top arms has legal MLB betting sites doubting the Marlins chances of advancing to the NL Divisional series against the Atlanta Braves.
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