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Philadelphia Phillies vs. Miami Marlins - 9/14/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Miami Marlins (68-77) at Philadelphia Phillies (56-89)

MLB Baseball: Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 7:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)

J Urena (13-6) (3.61) vs. Jake Thompson (1-2) (5.23)

The Line: Philadelphia Phillies +123 / Miami Marlins -133 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-Florida

The Miami Marlins end their visit with the Philadelphia Phillies with a Thursday tilt in MLB action.

The Miami Marlins were hot a few weeks ago as the team made a push for the Wild Card but that push is over. The Marlins have been in a long slide and it continued with an 8-1 defeat at the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday where nothing went favorably. Fish starter Dan Straily fell to 9-9 with all eight runs allowed on 13 hits including a pair of long balls over six innings of work. Miami was limited to four hits and a trio of free passes with Christian Yelich accounting for the scoring with his 17th homer in the third.  Right hander Jose Urena toes the rubber for the Miami Marlins in the final game of the series with the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday. Urena comes in off of a 7-1 win at the Atlanta Braves with the lone run scoring on three hits and three BB in 6.1 frames. 

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Miami Marlins - 9/14/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Philadelphia Phillies have had a very long season with many ups and downs with the downs occurring more often then not.  The Phillies have won three of four following Wednesday night’s victory versus the visiting Marlins where both the arms and bats contributed. Phils starter Aaron Nola gave up the lone run on four hits and a pair of bases on balls through seven innings pitched  to up his record to 11-10. The Philadelphia offense logged 13 hits and walked once with Rhys Hoskins and Odubel Herrera totaling four hits with homers and a combined five RBI’s and four runs.  The Philadelphia Phillies hand the ball to Jake Thompson for Thursday’s start against the Miami Marlins. Thompson comes off of an 11-10 loss at the Washington Nationals with seven runs (five earned) allowed on seven hits over five innings pitched.

Miami are 1-7 in their last 8 road games and Miami are 3-13 in their last 16 overall while Miami are 3-13 in their last 16 games on grass. The over is 5-2-1 in Philadelphia last 8 overall and the over is 5-2-1 in Philadelphia last 8 on grass while Philadelphia are 17-35 in their last 52 Thursday games.

The Phillies have played well lately and could win this  so I’m hoping their little streak continues for another day…

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