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Philadelphia Phillies vs. Miami Marlins - 4/5/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Miami Marlins (2-4) at Philadelphia Phillies (1-4)

MLB Baseball: Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 3:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)

Caleb Smith (0-0) (1.69) vs. Nick Pivetta (0-0) (6.75)

The Line: Philadelphia Phillies -166 / Miami Marlins +156 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-Florida

The Miami Marlins travel to the City of Brotherly Love to face the Philadelphia Phillies in a Thursday MLB tilt.

The Miami Marlins saw a winnable game against Boston go by the wayside in a 4-2, 13 inning loss on Tuesday. Miami starter Jose Urena kept his team competitive with a run given up through seven frames with Tayron Guerrero allowed two runs in the 13th to absorb the loss.

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Miami Marlins - 4/5/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Marlins totaled nine hits and walked four times with Cameron Maybin going 3-5 with an RBI with Justin Bour smacking a run scoring double while Brian Anderson scored both runs.

Caleb Smith is gunning for a road win against Philadelphia on Thursday. Smith comes off of a 2-1 win versus the Cubs with a run given up on four hits and three BB n 5.1 frames.

The Philadelphia Phillies have had bullpen and offensive issues in the early going and both hurt the team Wednesday in a 4-2 loss at the NY Mets. Philadelphia starter allowed two runs over five frames before Drew Hutchison served up a two run triple in the 6th to get the loss.

The Phillies posted five hits and walked twice and struck out 15 times. Nick Williams led the Phils offense with an RBI with Carlos Santana stealing home in a two run third. 

The Phillies have named Nick Pivetta as Thursday’s starter versus the Marlins. Pivetta did not receive a decision in a 5-4 win at Atlanta with three runs allowed over four nnings. 

Miami are 3-13 in their last 16 road games and over is 13-6-2 in Miami last 21 road games and over is 17-8-2 in Miami last 27 overall. Philadelphia  are 18-37 in their last 55 Thursday games.

If I were to bet this I’d probably make a play on the over with at least one side struggling on the mound…

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