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Miami Marlins vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 7/14/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Philadelphia Phillies (53-40) at Miami Marlins (39-57)

MLB Baseball: Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 4:10 pm (Marlins Park)

Aaron Nola (12-2) (2.27) vs. Trevor Richards (2-5) (5.24)

The Line: Miami Marlins +174 / Philadelphia Phillies -185 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-Florida

The Philadelphia Phillies lock horns with the Miami Marlins in a NL East MLB tilt on Saturday.

The Philadelphia Phillies opened their series at Miami with a 1-0 victory on Friday night. Philadelphia rode their pitching with starter Jake Arrieta picking up the win with three hits and three BB allowed over 8.1 frames.

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Miami Marlins vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 7/14/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Phillies logged seven hits and a pair of free passes with Maikel Franco clubbing his 13th long ball in the 9th while Aaron Altherr doubled in Scott Kingery.

Philadelphia sends Aaron Nola to the bump to oppose the Marlins on Saturday. Nola is riding a seven game winning streak after downing the Mets 3-1 where he allowed one hit and struck out ten over seven shutout innings.

The Miami Marlins played Philadelphia tough Friday but the offense couldn’t get going in a winnable contest. Miami starter Wei-Yin Chen absorbed the loss with a run plated through 6.2 innings while striking out nine followed by Brad Ziegler who surrendered a solo homer in the 9th.

The Marlins offense consisted of three hits and four bases on balls with Justin Bour and Cameron Maybin both going 1-1 with a pair of walks.

The Marlins have named Trevor Richards as Saturday’s starter against the Phillies. Richards comes off a 10-2 rout (ND) of Washington with both runs scoring on four hits and seven BB in just 3.2 frams.

Under is 15-5-1 in Philadelphia last 21 overall and under is 15-5-1 in Philadelphia last 21 on grass and Philadelphia are 9-3 in their last 12 overall. Miami are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. National League East and Miami are 1-4 in Richards' last 5 home starts. Philadelphia are 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.

Nola is the big gun for the Phillies and one of the best in baseball so I’ll back him on Saturday…

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