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Philadelphia Phillies vs. Miami Marlins - 6/23/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Miami Marlins at Philadelphia Phillies
Date & Time Sunday June 23, 2019, 1:05 PM (EDT)
Location
Citizens Bank Park
Philadelphia, PA
The Line
Philadelphia Phillies -145 / Miami Marlins +125
TV Channel
FS-Florida
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The Miami Marlins and the Philadelphia Phillies meet in the finale of their three game NL East division set from Citizens’ Bank Park in MLB action on Sunday.

The Miami Marlins will look to keep the momentum going and complete the sweep after taking the first two games of the series following a 5-3 win over the Phillies on Saturday. Wilkin Castillo had a double and two RBIs while JT Riddle had a solo home run. Brian Anderson went 2 for 4 with an RBI and Starlin Castro added an RBI as well to finish off Miami’s scoring in the win. Curtis Granderson had a double while Garrett Cooper added a base knock as well in the victory. Elieser Hernandez gave up three runs on four hits while striking out six over five innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Austin Brice got the win to improve to 1-0 while Jose Quijada picked up his 1st save of the year. Jordan Yamamoto will start game three and is 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. This will be Yamamoto’s first career start against Philadelphia.

The Philadelphia Phillies will look to salvage a win and avoid the sweep after dropping the first two games of the series following Saturday’s loss. Bryce Harper went 2 for 3 with a home run and two RBIs while Rhys Hoskins had a solo home run. Jean Segura added a double while Cesar Hernandez went 2 for 4 and Scott Kingery had a base hit as well in the defeat. Vince Velasquez gave up one run on one hit while striking out five over five innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Adam Morgan took the loss, falling to 2-2 on the year in relief. Enyel De Los Santos will start the finale and is 0-0 with a 6.43 ERA and 7 strikeouts this season. This will be De Los Santos’ second career start against Miami.

Miami is 20-47 in their last 67 road games and 21-49 in their last 70 division games while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 Sunday games. Philadelphia is 0-5 in their last 5 games overall and 0-4 in their last 4 Sunday games while the under is 11-3 in their last 14 Sunday games. Miami is 27-57 in the last 84 meetings between these two teams in Philadelphia.

I’m guessing that Philadelphia is favored simply because they’re at home, but that’s the only reason I can personally think of. De Los Santos hasn’t pitched in almost a month, and while Yamamoto’s hot start will wear off at some point, I’m going to keep riding the rookie until it does. The Marlins have outscored the opposition 15-0 in his first two career starts with Yamamoto going seven innings in each of those starts. The Marlins have also been the better team in the first two games of the set and have been profitable in the underdog role lately, so I’ll take Miami and the plus money for the sweep on Sunday.

Pick:
Miami Marlins +125

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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