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Phillies at Marlins - 5/1/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Philadelphia Phillies (8-14) at Miami Marlins (10-12)

MLB Baseball: Friday, May 1, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Marlins Park)

J Williams (2-1) (3.80) vs. T Koehler (2-2) (4.50)

The Line: Miami Marlins / Philadelphia Phillies --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds


The Philadelphia Phillies and Miami Marlins begin a three-game series Friday night.

The Philadelphia Phillies look to snap a three-game losing streak. The Phillies have allowed 25 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last six games. The Phillies have lost eight of their last nine games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Freddy Galvis leads Philly with 27 hits and eight RBI while Ryan Howard and Chase Utley have combined for 21 RBI. The Philadelphia Phillies have lost five of their last seven games on the road. Jerome Williams gets the ball, and he’s 2-1 with a 3.80 ERA and 15 strikeouts this season. Williams is 1-1 with a 6.63 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.

Phillies at Marlins - 5/1/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction


The Miami Marlins look to stay hot after winning seven of their last eight games. The Marlins have allowed nine runs in their last three games and three or less runs in eight straight games. The Marlins have won nine of their last 10 games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Dee Gordon leads Miami with 38 hits and 11 RBI while Adeiny Hechavarria and Giancarlo Stanton have combined for 37 RBI. The Miami Marlins have won five of their last six games on their home field. Tom Koehler takes the hill, and he’s 2-2 with a 4.50 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. Koehler is 2-1 with a 4.13 ERA and 27 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.

The Phillies are 4-10 in their last 14 vs. National League East and 5-1 in Williams' last 6 starts. The Marlins are 7-1 in their last 8 vs. National League East and 6-2 in Koehlers last 8 starts as a favorite. The Phillies are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in Miami and 2-5 in the last 7 meetings overall.

The Marlins are finally playing like the team I thought they would be when I picked them to win the World Series. I expect that hot streak to continue against a Phillies team that's flat out awful. 

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