Phillies vs. Marlins - 7/18/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Marlins (38-51) at Philadelphia Phillies (29-62)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)
Tom Koehler vs. C Billingsley (1-3) (6.75)
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies +118 / Miami Marlins -128 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBC-10, FSN-FL
The Miami Marlins and Philadelphia Phillies play game two Saturday night.
The Miami Marlins need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Marlins have scored 25 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Marlins have lost six of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. Adeiny Hechavarria leads Miami with 89 hits and 35 RBI while Christian Yelich and Martin Prado have combined for 44 RBI. The Miami Marlins have lost five straight road games. Tom Koehler gets the ball, and he’s 7-5 with a 3.40 ERA and 68 strikeouts this season. Koehler is 2-1 with a 4.30 ERA and 33 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.
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The Philadelphia Phillies need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Phillies have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Phillies have split their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Ben Revere leads Philly with 99 hits and 23 RBI while Ryan Howard and Freddy Galvis have combined for 69 RBI. The Philadelphia Phillies have lost four of their last five home games. Chad Billingsley takes the hill, and he’s 1-3 with a 6.75 ERA and 13 strikeouts this season. Billingsley is 4-0 with a 2.76 ERA and 49 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.
The Marlins are 7-3 in their last 10 games vs. a right-handed starter and 6-2 in Koehlers last 8 starts. The Phillies are 24-56 in their last 80 games vs. a right-handed starter and 0-6 in their last 6 Saturday games. The Marlins are 4-0 in Koehlers last 4 starts vs. Phillies.
Neither team is scoring a ton of runs, as they're two of the worst teams in all of baseball. Instead of trying to decide which team is going to suck less, I'm siding with the under here.