A Wild Card matchup has the No. 5 seed Miami Marlins traveling to play the No. 4 seed Philadelphia Phillies in an NL showdown on Tuesday evening. The Phillies went 90-72 and finished second in the NL East, while Miami wasn't far behind, going 84-77 and notching third in the division. These teams battled 13 times this season, with the Marlins owning a 7-6 edge. Jesus Luzardo (10-9, 3.63 ERA) is on the hill for Miami, while Zack Wheeler (13-6, 3.61) gets the starting nod for the Phillies.
The first pitch is set for 8:08 p.m. ET from Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. The Phillies are listed at -153 on the money line (risk $153 to win $100) in the latest Marlins vs. Phillies odds. The over-under for total runs scored is 7.5. Before making any Phillies vs. Marlins picks, be sure to check out the latest MLB predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every MLB game 10,000 times. It went 331-285 on top-rated MLB money-line picks (+357) over the past two seasons. It entered the 2023 MLB playoffs 91-73 on all top-rated MLB picks this season and has excelled on top-rated run-line picks, going 18-6 (+766). Anybody following has seen big returns.
Now, the model has set its sights on Marlins vs. Phillies and just locked in its picks and MLB predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are several MLB betting lines and trends for Phillies vs. Marlins:
- Marlins vs. Phillies moneyline: Philadelphia -153, Miami +130
- Marlins vs. Phillies run-line: Miami +1.5 (-172)
- Marlins vs. Phillies over-under: 7.5 runs
- PHI: Phillies have hit the Game Total Over in 30 of their last 53 games
- MIA: Marlins are 3-2 in their last 5 games
- Marlins vs. Phillies picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why you should back the Marlins
Second baseman Luis Arraez is a phenomenal batter with quick and electric hands. Arraez owns a great batter's eye and was one of the best contact hitters in the league. The 26-year-old was first in the MLB in batting average (.354) with 10 home runs and 69 RBI. He's logged at least two hits in four of his last seven games.
Designated hitter Jorge Soler brings some nice pop and power to the lineup. Soler has a natural swing with gap-producing power as the 31-year-old led the team in home runs (36) with 75 RBI. In his last outing, Soler went 2-for-3 with a double and one run driven in. Also, left fielder Bryan De La Cruz has been a sound defender in the corner with solid plate presence. De La Cruz finished the regular season with a .259 batting average with 19 dingers and 78 RBI. See which team to back here.
Why you should back the Phillies
Designated hitter Bryce Harper is a confident and powerful batter in the lineup. Harper owns the plate coverage and bat speed to push the ball anywhere on the yard. The seven-time All-Star finished the season sixth in the league in batting average (.293) with 21 home runs and 72 RBI. On Sept. 27, Harper went 3-for-4 with two doubles and a solo homer.
Shortstop Trea Turner provides the Phillies with a solid two-way player. The two-time All-Star is a pure hitter with nice pop in his swing, and in 2023, Turner hit .266 with 26 home runs and 76 RBI. He finished the regular season on a four-game hitting streak. On Sept. 28 versus the Pirates, Turner went 3-for-4 with two doubles. See which team to back here.
How to make Marlins vs. Phillies picks
SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting 8.6 combined runs. It also says one side of the money line has all of the value. You can only get the model's MLB picks at SportsLine.
So who wins Phillies vs. Marlins, and which side of the money line has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to see which side you need to jump on, all from the model that has gone 91-73 on its top-rated MLB picks, and find out.