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Miami Marlins vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 9/4/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Philadelphia Phillies (72-65) at Miami Marlins (55-83)

MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 7:10 pm (Marlins Park)

J Arrieta (9-9) (3.54) vs. Trevor Richards (3-7) (4.26)

The Line: Miami Marlins +130 / Philadelphia Phillies -140 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-Florida

NL East MLB pits the Philadelphia Phillies against the Miami Marlins on Tuesday.

The Philadelphia Phillies struggled at the plate Monday in a 3-1 defeat at Miami that saddled the team with three straight losses. Philadelphia starter Vince Velasquez took the loss with all three runs plated over five frames before five relievers put up zeros.

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Miami Marlins vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 9/4/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Phillies were held to four hits with Asdrubal Cabrera smacking his 22nd homer in the second inning for a short lived lead.

Veteran Jake Arrieta takes the hill against the Marlins for the 4th time in 2018. Arrieta did not get a decision in an 8-6 win versus Washington last time out with four runs plated through three frames.

The Miami Marlins leaned on their pitching Tuesday to squeeze by visiting Philadelphia. Miami starter Jose Urena picked up the win with a run allowed in six innings where he struck out seven.

The Marlins logged six hits and walked once with Rafael Ortega driving in a pair while Miguel Rojas knocked in a run and scored in a three run third.

The Marlins are tabbing Trevor Richards as Tuesday’s starter against Philadelphia. Richards dropped a 14-6 decision at Boston last time out with three runs allowed in 5.2 innings.

Philadelphia are 3-8 in their last 11 games on grass and are 4-10 in their last 14 overall and are 7-3 in Arrieta’s last 10 starts on grass. Over is 7-2-1 in Miami last 10 Tuesday games and Miami are 8-22 in their last 30 overall and are 8-22 in their last 30 games on grass. Under is 6-2-1 in the last 9 meetings.

The Phillies fortunes seem to revolve around their offensive woes. I would rather take a chance at the plus money or walk away…

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