Philadelphia Phillies vs. Miami Marlins MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 6/23/14
Miami Marlins (37-37) at Philadelphia Phillies (34-39)
MLB Baseball: Monday, June 23, 2014 at 7:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)
Nathan Eovaldi (R) (4-3) (3.954) vs. Fausto Carmona (R) (3-5) (4.647)
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies -112 / Miami Marlins +102 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-FL, CSN-PHI
The Miami Marlins and Philadelphia Phillies will begin a four-game series on Monday at Citizens Bank Stadium.
The Marlins have lost five of their last seven games and all of those losses were at home, a place where they’re usually a solid squad. The Marlins offense has been in the dumps lately, scoring three or less runs in five of their last eight games. Giancarlo Stanton has 12 hits in his last 10 games and Casey McGehee has gotten on base at least once in 10 straight games. Pitching wise, the Marlins have an ERA of 3.80. Nathan Eovaldi gets the nod, and he’s 4-3 with a 3.76 ERA and has 74 strikeouts in 93.1 innings. Eovaldi is 2-4 with a 4.00 ERA in eight career starts against the Phillies.
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The Phillies have won six of their last nine games, but are still six games below a .500 record. The Phillies offense has been hot lately, scoring four or more runs in six of their last nine games, including 23 runs in their last five games. Ryan Howard has 10 hits in his last seven games and Jimmy Rollins has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games. The Phillies ERA is 3.84. Roberto Hernandez takes the hill, and he’s 3-5 with a 4.52 ERA and has 56 strikeouts in 73.2 innings. Hernandez is 1-1 with a 1.72 ERA in two career starts against the Marlins.
The Marlins are 1-5 in Eovaldi's last 6 road starts and 4-1 in Eovaldi's last 5 starts vs. National League East. The Phillies are 2-5 in Hernandez's last 7 home starts and 1-4 in Hernandez's last 5 starts during game 1 of a series. The Marlins are 7-23 in the last 30 meetings in Philadelphia.
The Marlins have been god awful in Philly over the years and the Marlins are even worse on the road this season. You have to like the Phillies in this spot.