Marlins vs. Phillies - 8/22/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Phillies (47-74) at Miami Marlins (50-71)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Marlins Park)
A Harang (5-14) (4.79) vs. Justin Nicolino (2-1) (4.24)
The Line: Miami Marlins -135 / Philadelphia Phillies +125 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia Phillies and Miami Marlins play game three Saturday night.
The Philadelphia Phillies look for a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Phillies have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Phillies have won six of their last eight when scoring more than three runs. Freddy Galvis leads Philly with 111 hits and 34 RBI while Odubel Herrera and Ryan Howard have combined for 101 RBI. The Philadelphia Phillies have lost six of their last eight road games. Aaron Harang gets the ball, and he’s 5-14 with a 4.79 ERA and 83 strikeouts this season. Harang is 5-7 with a 6.22 ERA and 93 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.
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The Miami Marlins look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Marlins have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Marlins have won seven of their last eight when scoring more than three runs. Dee Gordon leads Miami with 153 hits and 35 RBI while Adeiny Hechavarria and Martin Prado have combined for 86 RBI. The Miami Marlins have split their last eight home games. Justin Nicolino takes the hill, and he’s 2-1 with a 4.24 ERA and seven strikeouts this season. This is Nicolino’s first career game against the Phillies.
The Phillies are 6-2 in their last 8 during game 3 of a series and 3-14 in Harangs last 17 starts. The Marlins are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series and 0-5 in their last 5 Saturday games. The Phillies are 2-4 in the last 6 meetings in Miami.
Hard to trust either of these teams. However, Harang has been flat out awful this season and the Phillies have had no success with him on the hill. Give me the fish at home if forced to pick this matchup.