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(73-74) Miami Marlins vs. Philadelphia Phillies (66-82)
Date: Saturday Sept. 17, 2016
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Penn.
Projected Pitchers: Jose Urena vs. Jeremy Hellickson
MLB Moneyline Odds: Philadelphia -105
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 8
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The Marlins really needed to win the series opener against the Phillies on Friday to keep their playoff hopes alive, but a 13-inning loss all but stuck the fork in the Fish.
That’s the way it’s gone for the Marlins, who are now five games out of the National League’s second Wild Card spot.
Miami has struggled badly against weaker teams this year, including the Phillies, Braves, Twins and Reds.
The Marlins will send Jose Urena to the mound to counter Jeremy Hellickson as he looks to repeat his previous start where he was virtually unhittable.
Urena allowed just four hits in 8.2 innings of shutout ball on Sept. 11, and the Marlins are hoping that magic will return against Philadelphia.
Urena was plugged into the starting rotation two months ago, and he’s been incredibly efficient lately. Over his last five starts, Urena has allowed only eight runs.
The Phillies started the year out incredibly well, but realized they were the Phillies about six weeks in. At 66-82, the Phils find themselves playing spoiler against the struggling Marlins.
Philadelphia has some nice young pieces to build around, including starting pitchers Vince Velasquez and Aaron Nola.
It’s been the bats that have cost the Phils this year as the team ranks dead last in runs, OBP and OPS.
They’ll counter the Marlins with Jeremy Hellickson, who comes in with an 11-9 record and a 3.76 ERA.
The veteran Hellickson was sharp in his last home start, allowing just three hits and striking out six in more than six innings of work.
The last time Hellickson faced the Marlins, he allowed three earned runs in a 6-0 loss.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- The Marlins are 26-35 vs. the NL East.
- The Marlins are 37-39 on the road.
- The Phillies are 27-37 vs. the NL East.
- The Phillies are 33-41 at home.
- Hellickson has a 3.47 ERA at home.
Free Miami Marlins vs. Philadelphia Phillies MLB Prediction:
The Marlins are all but out of the playoff race with Friday’s loss, so I don’t see them putting up much of a fight in this one.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Philadelphia ML
Hellickson will keep it going at home. Take the Phils.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Philadelphia 5 – Miami 3
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