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(73-73) Miami Marlins vs. Philadelphia Phillies (65-81)
Date: Friday September 16, 2016
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Projected Pitchers: Tom Koheler vs. Adam Morgan
MLB Moneyline Odds: Miami -115
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 8.5
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The Philadelphia Phillies will play host to the Miami Marlins in a three game series between the two National League East division rivals.
Tom Koehler will take the mound in game one for the Marlins and go up against right hander Adam Morgan.
The season long series is tied up at eight games a piece between the two teams.
Adam Morgan will be trying to earn is third win of the season in his 19th start Friday night for Philadelphia.
His last start came against the Nationals and Morgan looked decent, giving up just two runs through six innings.
The south paw has put together three quality starts in a row, put has had a difficult season with an ERA of 5.73 throughout 99 innings.
He was strong in his last outing against the Marlins, giving up just one run through six innings of play.
Throughout his career, Morgan has pitched 12.1 innings against Miami and has help them to only three runs.
The Phillies are averaging 3.66 runs per game as a club and are only batting .237. The Phillies pitching staff has also faced some difficulty in the 2016 season, placing 23rd overall with a team ERA of 4.44.
Tom Koehler hasn’t won a game in over a month and gave up four runs in six innings to the Dodgers in his last start. For the most part, he has had solid numbers throughout the season with a 3.97 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, and a record of 9-11.
He has been able to dominate the Phillies this year, only giving up four runs in 28 innings. His career ERA against Philadelphia is sitting at 3.42.
While Miami has been solid pitching as a team with a 3.97 ERA, they have struggled in the batter’s box with an average of only 4.13 runs per game and a .267 batting average.
Christian Yelich has been on fire as of late, getting a hit in 9 of his previous 26 at bats, and has hit in six RBIs during the span.
He leads the Marlins with 91 RBIs, is batting .304, and has smacked the ball out of he yard 18 times
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- The marlins are 4-0 during their last four road games against right handed starters.
- Koehler is 4-0 in his last four starts on the road against teams with a losing record
- Philadelphia is 1-7 in Morgan’s last 8 home starts.
- Morgan is 7-20 in his last 27 starts
Free Miami Marlins vs. Philadelphia Phillies MLB Prediction:
Morgan has yet to win at Citizens Bank Park with an 0-6 record and an ERA of 5.73. Miami will not have a problem putting runs on the board. As long as they receive a strong outing from Koehler, they should have no problem taking the first game of the series.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Miami ML and game total under 8.5
Koehler has been lights out against the Phillies this year, only allowing 4 earned runs in 28 innings on the mound. Philadelphia has only been able to hit an average of .205 when Koehler is on the hill for Miami.
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