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(49-42) Miami Marlins vs. Philadelphia Phillies (43-50)
Date: Monday July 18, 2016
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA
Projected Pitchers: Jose Fernandez vs Aaron Nola
MLB Moneyline Odds: Miami -200
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 7.5
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The surging Miami Marlins, winners of five of their last six games, will head to Philadelphia for a three-game series with the struggling Phillies.
The Marlins have surprised many folks this year and find themselves in the National League’s No. 2 Wild Card spot.
The Marlins boast an impressive young pitching staff and an offense that ranks second in the majors in batting average.
They’re coming off a road series win against the St. Louis Cardinals and are in prime contention to close the gap with the first-place Nationals as they head to the City of Brotherly Love.
Jose Fernandez will toe the slab as he looks to build off his incredible first half of the season.
He’s 11-4 with a 2.52 ERA and is one of the best in the National League with 154 strikeouts. Fernandez has had a few hiccups over his last 10 starts, but he’s also been nearly unhittable in most of those starts.
The Phillies found themselves in the playoff picture up until last month when they finally remembered that they were the Phillies.
Since then, the offense has continued to sputter and the young starting pitching that rejuvenated the club has crashed and burned.
Aaron Nola is one of those pitchers, and it’s been nothing short of rough for him over the last month.
Nola has given up an unprecedented 27 runs over his last five starts and failed to get out of the fourth inning in four of those starts.
He had a sub-3.00 ERA going into June but has seen that number balloon to its current mark of 4.69.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Marlins are 7-3 in their last 10 games.
- Marlins are 7-3 in Fernandez’s last 10 starts.
- Marlins are 16-24 vs. NL East.
- Phillies are 22-25 at home.
- Phillies are 0-5 in Nola’s last five starts.
Free Miami Marlins vs. Philadelphia Phillies MLB Prediction:
The Marlins are showing that they have what it takes to make the playoffs, and the Phillies are quickly fading into the abyss.
Aaron Nola has been awful over the last month, and it will be tough going against one of the best pitchers in the majors.
While Fernandez has struggled over his last two road starts, the Phillies and their 29th-ranked offense don’t pose much of a threat at this point.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Miami RL
Aaron Nola is slumping bad, especially at home. The Phillies also don’t have any offense to bail him out, and there’s no way they turn it around against Jose Fernandez.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Miami 7-2
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