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Philadelphia Phillies at Miami Marlins Betting Preview

The Philadelphia Phillies and Miami Marlins are playing the third game of their four-game series on Wednesday. The Phillies have won the first two games of the series. The win on Tuesday was a come-from-behind win in the 9th inning.

The Phillies are now 58-49, second place in the National League East. The loss for the Marlins pushed them to 57-51, third in the division.

The Philadelphia Phillies are the favorites in this game. The Phillies are -130, and the total for this game is listed at 7.5 runs.

NL East Pitching Matchup

Zack Wheeler will take the mound for the Philadelphia Phillies. The 33-year-old right-hander is 8-5 on the season with a 3.74 earned run average.

Wheeler has been a big strikeout guy, with 145 strikeouts in 125 innings. His last start was at Pittsburgh, where he threw 6.2 innings, allowing just three hits and a run. Wheeler has struck out 33 batters in his last four starts.

25-year-old Braxton Garrett is on the hill for the Marlins. The lefthander is 5-3 on the season, with a 4.08 earned run average. Garrett has made 20 starts this season and struck out 117 batters on the season.

Garrett’s last start was a six-inning affair, where the Marlins beat the Tigers 6-5. Garrett did not allow an earned run in the game.

Philadelphia Hoping to Heat up the Bats

The Philadelphia Phillies are hoping to heat up the bats as the month of August gets here. The Phillies started the month with the 17th most runs scored in all of Major League Baseball. The slow bats on Tuesday did not help the cause, but the three runs in the ninth saved the game.

Bryce Harper and Nick Castellanos were the 9th-inning heroes for the Phillies. Philadelphia, as a team, is hitting .255 on the season. The top hitter for the Phillies has been Bryson Stott, who is at .299 on the season.

The Phillies, who are looking to get hot, like a season ago, added Michael Lorenzen from the Detroit Tigers. The hope is he will be strong down the stretch, as the Phillies face a relatively weak portion of their schedule.

The Phillies are at home against the Royals, Nationals, and Twins next before going on the road to Toronto and Washington.

Marlins Hoping to Get Offensive As Well

The Miami Marlins are another team looking to get offensive as the month moves along. The Marlins have had a tough time scoring this season, as they are ahead of just four other teams in runs scored. The Marlins are getting on base, with their 4th best batting average of .264.

Luis Arraez looks like he could once again be the batting champion. Arraez won the American League last season with the Minnesota Twins and now leads the National League at .381. Jorge Soler and Bryan De La Cruz are the top power threats for the Marlins, as Soler leads with 25 home runs, and De La Cruz has 57 runs batted in.

Wheeler Deals Against Marlins

Zack Wheeler is a really good starting pitcher. Underrated in many regards. This is a great spot for him to get going and run over Miami and their lineup. The Phillies are going to win this game, and the under is going to hit.

The Philadelphia Phillies -130 and the UNDER 7.5 runs are the bets to make for Wednesday. The Phillies win the game Wednesday and the first three in the series.

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