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Philadelphia Phillies vs. Oakland Athletics - 9/15/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Oakland Athletics (64-82) at Philadelphia Phillies (57-89)

MLB Baseball: Friday, September 15, 2017 at 7:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)

Daniel Mengden (0-1) (7.07) vs. Mark Leiter Jr. (3-5) (4.84)

The Line: Philadelphia Phillies -111 / Oakland Athletics +101 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: CSPh, NSCA

The Oakland Athletics and Philadelphia Phillies meet Friday in MLB action at Citizens Bank Park.

The Oakland Athletics look for another win after winning six of their last eight games. The Athletics have scored 10 runs in their last three games and seven or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Oakland Athletics have won six straight games when scoring more than two runs. Ryon Healy leads the Athletics with 142 hits and 75 RBI while Jed Lowrie and Khris Davis have combined for 267 hits and 157 RBI. Daniel Mengden gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 7.07 ERA and seven strikeouts this season. This will be Mengden’s first career game against the Phillies. 

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Oakland Athletics - 9/15/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Philadelphia Phillies look for another win after splitting their last 12 games. The Phillies have scored 27 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Philadelphia Phillies have won five of their last eight games when scoring at least three runs. Freddy Galvis leads the Phillies with 144 hits and 61 RBI while Odubel Herrera and Cesar Hernandez have combined for 272 hits and 80 RBI. Mark Leiter Jr. gets the ball, and he is 3-5 with a 4.84 ERA and 67 strikeouts this season. This will be Leiter’s first career game against the Athletics.

The Athletics are 2-5 in their last 7 interleague road games, 1-4 in Mengdens last 5 road starts and 5-12 in Mengdens last 17 starts. The Phillies are 8-21 in their last 29 Friday games, 2-5 in their last 7 interleague home games and 1-5 in their last 6 interleague games. The Athletics are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Philadelphia and the under is 11-1 in the last 12 meetings.

The Philadelphia Phillies are playing some solid baseball as of late, and I'm sure they'd love to keep it going to build some confidence heading into the offseason. The offense has woken up and they've become a fun team to watch recently. Meanwhile, the A's are winning some games here and there as well, but they're still awful on the road overall. I'll side with the Phillies to stay hot at home. 

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