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Miami Marlins vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 7/15/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Philadelphia Phillies (53-40) at Miami Marlins (39-57)
Date & Time Sunday July 15, 2018, 1:10 PM (EDT)
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The Line: Miami Marlins +120 / Philadelphia Phillies -130 --- Over/Under: 7.5
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MLB | Philadelphia Phillies (53-40) at Miami Marlins (39-57)
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Down at Marlins Park on Sunday, the Philadelphia Phillies and the Miami Marlins will be finishing up their MLB series and heading into the All-Star break. 

In the Friday opener, the Phillies took a 2-0 win. On Saturday, the Marlins banged out a 2-0 victory of their own. 

For the Sunday game, the Phillies will be bringing out RHP Zach Eflin. In his 68.2 innings and 7-2 record this year, Eflin has a 3.15 ERA with 67 Ks and 14 BBs. 

Tops in hitting for the Phillies this year is Odubel Herrera, coming into the weekend with 98 hits, 46 runs, 16 homers and 52 RBI. On Saturday, Herrera had one hit. 

Over on the Marlins’ side, they’re going with Jose Urena on Sunday. Over 104.2 innings and a 2-9 record this year, Urena has a 4.13 ERA With 85 Ks and 24 BBs. 

Leading the Marlins charge is Starlin Castro, with 110 hits, 57 runs and 36 RBI entering game two. On Saturday, Castro logged an RBI. 

The Phillies are 7-2 in the last nine in game three of a series and 6-1 in Eflin’s last seven starts. Philadelphia is also 4-1 in Eflin’s last five starts with five days’ rest and 1-6 in his last seven starts versus a team with a losing record. 

Meanwhile, the Marlins are 5-14 in their last 19 in game three of a series and 2-7 in their last nine Sunday games. Miami is 10-26 in Urena’s last 36 home starts and 7-19 in his last 26 starts. 

It’s been a pretty good run of games lately for Eflin, as he’s allowed more than two earned just once over his last seven outings. As for Urena, he gave up five earned in San Fran but since has posted just two earned in 10.2 innings over two starts. This might be a pretty decent pitching matchup, but I can’t pick against the Phillies here.

Philadelphia Phillies -130

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