Marlins vs. Phillies - 5/7/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Phillies (16-14) at Miami Marlins (16-12)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Marlins Park)
J Hellickson (2-2) (4.88) vs. T Koehler (2-3) (7.25)
The Line: Miami Marlins -145 / Philadelphia Phillies +135 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia Phillies and Miami Marlins play game two of their series Saturday night at Marlins Park.
The Philadelphia Phillies could use a win after losing four of their last five games. The Phillies have allowed 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last five games. The Philadelphia Phillies have an ERA of 3.86 and have lost five straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Odubel Herrera leads Philadelphia with 34 hits, Maikel Franco has 17 RBI and Ryan Howard has seven home runs. Jeremy Hellickson gets the ball, and he’s 2-2 with a 4.88 ERA and 33 strikeouts this season. Hellickson is 0-1 with a 3.97 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.
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The Miami Marlins look to keep rolling after winning 11 of their last 12 games. The Marlins have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight straight games. The Miami Marlins are tough to beat when their offense shows up, as they’re 13-4 this season when scoring more than three runs. Martin Prado leads Miami with 36 hits, Giancarlo Stanton has 24 RBI and Marcell Ozuna has five home runs. Tom Koehler takes the hill, and he’s 2-3 with a 7.25 ERA and 15 strikeouts this season. Koehler is 2-3 with a 4.53 ERA and 46 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.
The Phillies are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 2 of a series and 24-52 in their last 76 road games vs. a right-handed starter. The Marlins are 5-11 in their last 16 Saturday games and 11-3 in Koehlers last 14 starts with 5 days of rest. The Marlins are 5-2 in Koehlers last 7 starts vs. Phillies.
The Marlins are the hottest team in baseball and have the offense to beat up a Phillies team that struggles to put runs on the board. I don't see Miami cooling off any time soon.