Miami Marlins vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 9/24/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Phillies (57-94) at Miami Marlins (64-87)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Marlins Park)
Alec Asher (0-4) (9.77) vs. J Cosart (2-4) (4.43)
The Line: Miami Marlins -160 / Philadelphia Phillies +150 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia Phillies close out their series in south Florida with the Miami Marlins Thursday.
It’s been a long season for the Philadelphia Phillies and the past few weeks have not been kind. Wednesday was unkind with the Phillies dropping a 4-3, eleven inning decision for their 9th defeat in eleven contests. Starter David Buchanan was outstanding with two runs plated on seven hits over five frames with Jerome Williams and Kenneth Giles giving up 11th inning runs. Freddy Galvis paced the six hit attack with an RBI but the team struggled to get base runners. Rookie Alex Asher makes his 5th start looking to log his first major league victory against the Marlins. Asher has struggled thus far with an 0-4 record and a 9.78 ERA in four outings.
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The Miami Marlins are in the same boat as their counterparts in that it has been a long year. The Marlins snapped a four game slide with Wednesday’s extra inning affair behind great work on the mound. Starter Adam Conley allowed a lone run on three hits through six frames with Mike Dunn and Brian Ellington giving up single runs. The Fish pounded out 13 hits and walked twice with Justin Bour smacking a homer with Dee Gordon going 3-6 and driving in a run. Jarred Cosart toes the rubber against the Phillies for third time this season. Cosart has been strong the last three times out with three runs allowed on 12 hits and seven BB over 15.2 innings.
Philadelphia are 3-14 in their last 17 Thursday games and are 7-20 in their last 27 overall while going 7-20 in their last 27 games on grass. The over is 9-4-2 in the last 15 meetings. I don’t think either team has been predictable which to me does not make this a good betting opportunity. The numbers say Miami but be cautious…