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Pick on the Total for the Marlins-Phillies game on September 8

VSiN’s Greg Peterson goes over the best betting options for Thursday’s Miami Marlins vs. Philadelphia Phillies game.

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MLB: Miami Marlins at Atlanta Braves Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Marlins are in a historically bad offensive rut, having scored three runs or fewer in 31 of their last 34 games. They will look to bust out on the road vs. the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday.

Miami Marlins vs. Philadelphia Phillies (-130, 7)

Kyle Gibson gets the start for the Phillies at home. He’s registered a 3.71 home ERA, which significantly better than his 5.74 road ERA, and he has allowed three earned runs or fewer in five of his last six games.

Gibson gets to face a Marlins team he has a 2.92 ERA against in four starts this season. Also, the Marlins have scored two runs or fewer in nine of their last 10 games.

Marlins starter Sandy Alcantara will look to shake off his recent woes. He’s allowed at least four runs in three of his last five starts, but he’s gone at least seven innings in 17 of his last 21 games while posting a 2.36 ERA.

The Marlins do not have an available player with more than seven home runs this season, and with Alcantara’s ability to be effective while going deep into games, Thursday sets up for another low-scoring Marlins game.

The Play: Marlins vs. Phillies Under 7

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