Phillies at Marlins 7/17/17 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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Philadelphia Phillies vs. Miami Marlins
MLB: 7:10 PM EST
Jul. 17, 2017
Latest Odds : MIA -161 Total 9
The Philadelphia Phillies avoided the three game sweep in Milwaukee on Sunday with a win and now will head to Miami to take on divisional rival, the Marlins. The Phillies who are the worst team in the MLB are 30-60 on the season and 5th in the NL East. Philadelphia is 4-6 over their last ten games and are 15-18 against division opponents. The Phillies are 13-35 as the visiting team this season and have lost four straight games played in Miami.
Jared Eickhoff will climb the bump for the Phillies on the road. Eickhoff is 1-7 on the season with 81.2 innings pitched. Eickhoff carries a 4.63 ERA with 73 strikeouts and 31 walks. Eickhoff pitched 5 innings in his last start allowing no earned runs on five hits. The Phillies have won just three of their last twelve games against an NL East team when Eickhoff starts.
The Miami Marlins were swept by the LA Dodgers and were outscored 16-7 over their last three games. The Marlins now welcome in the Phillies with hopes to turn things around. Miami is 41-49 on the season, 4th in the NL East, and are 5-5 over their last ten games. The Marlins are 16-16 against divisional teams and are 21-24 on their home field. Miami has won 12 of their last 16 home games vs. a right-handed starter.
Tom Koehler will take the pitchers mound for the Marlins on Monday night. Koehler is 1-4 on the season with 45 innings pitched. Koehler carries a 8.00 ERA with 40 strikeouts and 24 walks. Koehler pitched 5 innings in his last start allowing three earned runs on four hits. The Marlins have won five of their last six home games against a team with a losing record when Koehler starts.
Recent Betting Trends:
Phillies are 18-51 in their last 69 overall.
Marlins are 7-0 in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
Under is 4-1 in Phillies last 5 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
Under is 2-0-2 in Marlins last 4 vs. National League East.
Free Betting Pick: Miami Marlins -161
Two of the MLB"s worst team will start their series on Monday night. Miami gets the edge as they play better ball at Marlins Park than the Phillies play on the road. Koehler has thrown good quality games against the Phillies and looks better at home. Final Score Prediction, Miami Marlins win 4-3.