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Philadelphia Phillies vs. Miami Marlins - 4/26/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Miami Marlins at Philadelphia Phillies
Date & Time Friday April 26, 2019, 7:05 PM (EDT)
Location
Citizens Bank Park
Philadephia, Pennsylvania
The Line
Philadelphia Phillies -183 / Miami Marlins +173 O/U: 8.5
TV Channel
NSPA, FSFL
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The Miami Marlins and the Philadelphia Phillies will continue their MLB series on Friday.

On Thursday in the opener of this set, Miami out-hit the Phillies 12-4 on the way to a 3-1 victory.

For the Friday game, Miami’s starter will be Jose Urena. In his 26.2 innings and 1-3 mark this year, Urena has a 5.74 ERA with 21 Ks and six walks.

In Thursday’s matchup, Miami’s Starlin Castro did most of the work with one swing on a two-run homer. Neil Walker also helped out on three hits and one run for the Marlins there.

Over on the Phillies’ side, they’re sending out Jerad Eickhoff on Friday. Across 10.0 innings and an 0-1 record this season, Eickhoff has a 3.60 ERA and 14 Ks with four BBs.

The Phillies couldn’t get much going on Thursday; Sean Walker’s solo homer was their only run of the game. Cesar Hernandez also added two hits for Philly in game one.

The Marlins are 4-10 in their last 14 Friday games and 4-12 in their last 16 in game two of a series. Miami is 1-4 in Urena’s last five starts and 1-5 in his last six starts in game two of a series.

Meanwhile, the Phillies are 1-6 in their last seven in game two of  series and 8-18 in Eickhoff’s last 26 starts. Philly is 7-20 in Eickhoff’s last 27 starts with four days’ rest and 1-4 in Eickhoff’s last five Friday starts.

Urena started the season out pretty shaky, logging 14 earned in his first 13.2 innings over three starts. Since then, Urena has straightened things out with 13.0 innings and three earned but has allowed 15 hits.

Eickhoff has a smaller sample size of course, but I’m not necessarily excited about him either. Still, if he can put together a nice start here the Phillies offense should do the rest.

Pick:
Philadelphia Phillies -183

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