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Marlins vs. Phillies - 5/3/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Philadelphia Phillies (8-16) at Miami Marlins (11-12)
Date & Time Sunday May 3, 2015, 1:10 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Miami Marlins -173 / Philadelphia Phillies +163 --- Over/Under: 8
TV Channel
CSN-PHI, FSN-FL
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MLB | Philadelphia Phillies (8-16) at Miami Marlins (11-12)
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The Miami Marlins look to sweep the Philadelphia Phillies in their three-game series Sunday afternoon.

The Philadelphia Phillies look to snap a five-game losing streak. The Phillies have scored six runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last nine games. The Phillies have lost five straight games when scoring three or less runs. Freddy Galvis leads Philadelphia with 28 hits and eight RBI while Ryan Howard and Chase Utley have combined for 24 RBI. The Philadelphia Phillies have lost six of their last seven games on the road. Severino Gonzalez gets the ball, and he’s 0-1 with a 23.63 ERA and zero strikeouts this season. This will be Gonzalez’s first career game against the Marlins.

The Miami Marlins look to build on their four-game winning streak. The Marlins have allowed six runs in their last three games and three or less runs in 10 straight games. The Marlins have won 10 of their last 11 games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Dee Gordon leads Miami with 44 hits and 11 RBI while Adeiny Hechavarria and Giancarlo Stanton have combined for 39 RBI. The Miami Marlins have won seven of their last eight games on their home field. Jarred Cosart takes the hill, and he’s 1-1 with a 2.49 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. This will be Cosart’s second career game against the Phillies.

The Phillies are 4-11 in their last 15 vs. National League East and 3-13 in their last 16 during game 3 of a series. The Marlins are 8-1 in their last 9 vs. National League East and 1-5 in Cosarts last 6 starts. The Phillies are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings in Miami. 

The Miami Marlins are flat out rolling right now. The Phillies? Not so much. I look for Miami to stay red hot against one of the worst teams in the majors. Take the run line to give your bet more value. 

Pick:
Miami Marlins -1.5

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