DOWNLOAD SCHEDULE: FOOTBALL |HOCKEY | BASKETBALL
Refresh  
  Page last updated on Sun Dec 11 02:57:15 EST 2016
TOP NEWS
COLE HAMELS IS 9-4 WITH A 2.41 ERA AND 0.94 WHIP THIS YEAR.
Thu, 07 Jul 2011 05:39 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES (53-32, +9.7 Units)

at FLORIDA MARLINS (38-46, -7.4 Units)

Sportsbook.com Series Line: Philadelphia -160, Florida +130

Coming off of their run through interleague play in which they took three straight series from Oakland, Boston, and Toronto, the Phillies prepare to jump back into National League East division competition with a trip to south Florida to take on the struggling Marlins. The last time that the Phils and Marlins squared off, Florida was in the middle of an 11-game losing streak, which was preceded by a win and an eight-game losing streak. Philadelphia swept Florida four straight games. Two days later Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez resigned (losing 19 of 20 will do that to a man). The Phillies have not slowed down much since that sweep. With a record of 53-32, the NL East-leading Phils have the best record in the major leagues. Baseball scores.

The Marlins should be able to give Philly a pretty good run for its money, if for no other reason than the fact that they will not have to contend with 2011 All-Stars Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee, who have been close to untouchable of late (at least Lee was until he gave up three home runs in the eighth inning Sunday in a 7-4 loss). The Phillies big four rotation of ace starters is now down to the big three with Roy Oswalt on the DL. Throw Halladay and Lee out of the mix for this series, and Cole Hamels under .500 lifetime versus Florida and we have the potential for a surprise. My pick is for FLORIDA to win the series.

The FoxSheets also back the Marlins with this trend.

FLORIDA is 22-6 (78.6%, +15.9 Units) against the money line vs. NL teams scoring 4.3 or less runs/game in the second half of the season over the last 2 seasons. The average score was FLORIDA 5.0, OPPONENT 3.2 – (Rating = 2*). Baseball odds.

The Marlins are 5-5 in their past 10 games, and have 80-year-old Jack McKeon back at the helm. Some in Miami dream of seeing Trader Jack re-kindle the spirit of 2003 when the skipper led the team to its second world title. The realists around the team would simply be happy with a return to respectability. That return appears to be within reach, albeit a very distant, work in progress sort of reach.

The Marlins have won two straight series, and are winners of four of their past five games. Despite an offense ranked in the bottom third of the league in runs scored and hitting, the bats have awoken of late, producing 28 runs in the past five games. Philadelphia is trying to get the bats of two key starters going, All-Star third baseman Placido Polanco and LF Raul Ibanez. Polanco has three hits in 24 at-bats, including an 0-for 12 collar over the weekend in Toronto. He has seen his average drop from .398 in April to its present .277. Ibanez batted .211 in the month of June with just five RBI and has one hit thus far in July.

Pitching Probables for Monday, July 4 – 6:10 ET
Monday line: Philadelphia -105, Florida -105, Total: 8
PHI: 5-2 (+3.05 Units) when Vance Worley starts
FLA: 7-10 (-4.60 Units) when Ricky Nolasco starts
While Philadelphia is 17-4 overall in games played at Florida over the past three seasons, they have been fortunate enough to avoid Ricky Nolasco (5-4, 4.08 ERA) for the most part. He has faced the Phils only three times in three years. For his career, the right-hander has shown consistent effectiveness versus Philly, going 6-2 with a 2.83 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP. He is coming off a complete-game, five-hit shutout over Oakland June 29.
Worley (3-1, 2.57 ERA) has faced the Marlins just once in his brief career, losing to them in September of last year when he allowed two runs on six hits over five innings, striking out five. We can allow Worley some slack, given that it was his major-league debut as a starter. Worley has stepped into the rotation spot formerly filled by Roy Oswalt, who went on the 15-day DL on June 24.

Pitching Probables for Tuesday, July 5 – 7:10 ET
Tuesday line: TBD
PHI: 11-6 (+1.45 Units) when Cole Hamels starts
FLA: 8-8 (+0.65 Units) when Chris Volstad starts
The Phillies will be keeping a very close eye on how Hamels (9-4, 2.41 ERA, 0.94 WHIP) progresses, and hopes he can avoid fielding any line drives, after his scare last Thursday versus Boston when he took a liner off his non-pitching hand and was forced to leave the contest early after four innings. Hamels is 2-0 this year against Florida, defeating the fish two weeks ago in Philadelphia, and out-dueling Anibal Sanchez back in April.
Volstad (4-7, 5.21 ERA) struggled in his last outing versus the Phils, allowing eight runs and 10 hits in 5.2 innings. Volstad is coming off of one of his stronger pitching efforts, a seven-inning outing against Oakland, in which he allowed one run and seven hits.

Pitching Probables for Wednesday, July 6 – 7:10 ET
Wednesday line: TBD
PHI: 3-3 (-0.10 Units) when Kyle Kendrick starts
FLA: 8-9 (-1.60 Units) when Anibal Sanchez starts
In his last start versus the Phillies, Sanchez (6-2, 3.22 ERA, 1.19 WHIP) actually out-pitched Roy Halladay, as he went seven innings, allowing two runs on four hits and left the game with the lead. Then the Marlins bullpen did what teams in the midst of losing 19 of 20 games do: they blew the game. Sanchez was not as sharp in his last start against Texas, when the Rangers roughed him up for seven runs on seven hits in 3.2 innings. It was the shortest outing of the year for Sanchez. Baseball spreads.

Kendrick (2-2, 4.80 ERA, 1.200 WHIP) was far from Cy Young-esque in his last outing, a Canada Day matinee airfare in Toronto last Friday , as he allowed six runs on eight hits over seven innings. He also allowed two home runs on the day. Kendrick did have a very strong outing against Florida June 15, when he allowed just one run on five hits over seven innings as the Phillies took game one of a doubleheader. Duplicating that performance will be a tall order as he goes up against the Marlins’ winningest pitcher this season.


Sponsored Links

Download Printable Schedules
Now you can download and print schedules for each sport so you can plan ahead and track your results.
UPDATED:
FOOTBALL: 11/1/2016 - 2/5/2017
BASKETBALL 12/13/2016 - 1/9/2017
HOCKEY 12/13/2016 - 1/9/2017
TOP TEN WAGERS
RK Team
1
Navy
2
Army
3
Ucla
4
Navy
5
Army
12/11/2016
Italy Lega AEA7-EMPORIO ARMANI MILANO at UMANA VENEZIA03:00 AM PST
Spain - ACBUCAM MURCIA at IBEROSTAR TENERIFE03:30 AM PST
Spain - ACBREAL BETIS ENERGIA PLUS at DIVINA SEGUROS JOVENTUT03:30 AM PST
Spain - ACBICL BASQUET MANRESA at MONTAKIT FUENLABRADA03:30 AM PST
Spain - ACBTECNYCONTA ZARAGOZA at HERBALIFE GRAN CANARIA03:30 AM PST
Germany BBLS.OLIVER WURZBURG at EWE BASKETS OLDENBURG06:30 AM PST
Germany BBLFC BAYERN MUNCHEN at FRAPORT SKYLINERS FRANKFURT06:30 AM PST
Germany BBLEISBAREN BREMERHAVEN at ALBA BERLIN06:30 AM PST
Spain - ACBFC BARCELONA LASSA at MORABANC ANDORRA09:00 AM PST
Spain - ACBMOVISTAR ESTUDIANTES at BASKONIA VITORIA GASTEIZ09:00 AM PST
Germany BBLBROSE BAMBERG at RATIOPHARM ULM09:00 AM PST
Germany BBLSC RASTA VECHTA at TELEKOM BASKETS BONN09:00 AM PST
Germany BBLWALTER TIGERS TUBINGEN at SCIENCE CITY JENA09:00 AM PST
Italy Lega AENEL BRINDISI at CONSULTINVEST PESARO09:15 AM PST
Italy Lega AVANOLI CREMONA at GERMANI BASKET BRESCIA09:15 AM PST
Spain - ACBREAL MADRID at BILBAO BASKET09:30 AM PST
France - Pro APAU LACQ ORTHEZ at NANTERRE 9209:30 AM PST
Italy Lega APASTA REGGIA CASERTA at AUXILIUM CUS TORINO10:00 AM PST
NFLWashington Redskins vs Philadelphia Eagles10:00 AM PST
NFLSan Diego Chargers vs Carolina Panthers10:00 AM PST
NFLDenver Broncos vs Tennessee Titans10:00 AM PST
NFLMinnesota Vikings vs Jacksonville Jaguars10:00 AM PST
NFLPittsburgh Steelers vs Buffalo Bills10:00 AM PST
NFLHouston Texans vs Indianapolis Colts10:00 AM PST
NFLArizona Cardinals vs Miami Dolphins10:00 AM PST
NFLChicago Bears vs Detroit Lions10:00 AM PST
NFLCincinnati Bengals vs Cleveland Browns10:00 AM PST
Italy Lega AGRISSIN BON REGGIO EMILIA at OPENJOBMETIS VARESE11:45 AM PST
NFLNew York Jets vs San Francisco 49ers1:05 PM PST
NFLNew Orleans Saints vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers1:25 PM PST
NFLSeattle Seahawks vs Green Bay Packers1:25 PM PST
NFLAtlanta Falcons vs Los Angeles Rams1:25 PM PST
NBAPhiladelphia 76ers at Detroit Pistons3:00 PM PST
NBAGolden State Warriors at Minnesota Timberwolves4:00 PM PST
NBABoston Celtics at Oklahoma City Thunder4:00 PM PST
NBANew Orleans Pelicans at Phoenix Suns5:30 PM PST
NFLDallas Cowboys vs New York Giants5:30 PM PST
NBANew York Knicks at Los Angeles Lakers6:30 PM PST
12/12/2016
NFLBaltimore Ravens vs New England Patriots5:30 PM PST
12/17/2016
College FootballNC Central vs Grambling09:00 AM PST
College FootballUTSA vs New Mexico11:00 AM PST
College FootballHouston vs San Diego State12:30 PM PST
College FootballArkansas State vs Central Florida2:30 PM PST
College FootballAppalachian State vs Toledo2:30 PM PST
College FootballSouthern Miss vs UL Lafayette6:00 PM PST
12/19/2016
College FootballCentral Michigan vs Tulsa11:30 AM PST
12/20/2016
College FootballMemphis vs Western Kentucky4:00 PM PST
12/21/2016
College FootballBYU vs Wyoming6:00 PM PST
12/22/2016
College FootballColorado State vs Idaho4:00 PM PST
12/23/2016
College FootballEastern Michigan vs Old Dominion10:00 AM PST
College FootballLouisiana Tech vs Navy1:30 PM PST
College FootballOhio vs Troy5:00 PM PST
12/24/2016
College FootballMiddle Tennessee State vs Hawaii5:00 PM PST
12/26/2016
College FootballMiami Ohio vs Mississippi State08:00 AM PST
College FootballMaryland vs Boston College11:30 AM PST
College FootballVanderbilt vs NC State2:00 PM PST
12/27/2016
College FootballArmy vs North Texas09:00 AM PST
College FootballWake Forest vs Temple12:30 PM PST
College FootballWashington State vs Minnesota4:00 PM PST
College FootballBaylor vs Boise State7:15 PM PST
12/28/2016
College FootballNorthwestern vs Pittsburgh11:00 AM PST

x