Philadelphia Phillies at Miami Marlins - 9/12/20 MLB Picks and Prediction
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Philadelphia Phillies (22-20) at Miami Marlins (21-20)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 6:10 pm (Marlins Park)
Spencer Howard (1-2) (5.66) vs. Jose Urena (0-0) (5.40)
The Line: Miami Marlins -120 / Philadelphia Phillies +100 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Philadelphia Phillies face the Miami Marlins on Saturday, September 12th at Marlins Park for game three of a six-game series.
The Phillies and Marlins will meet the halfway mark of their six-game series on Saturday, as they get set for game three. The Phillies and Marlins participated in a doubleheader on Friday, with each team taking a game apiece. The Marlins were blanked in the first game, losing the game by the final score of 11-0. The Marlins were able to rebound well in the second game of the doubleheader, as they took down the Phillies by the final score of 5-3. The Phillies are now 22-20 on the year, and they are 2.5 games behind the Braves for first place in the NL East. The Marlins are 21-20 on the year, which puts them right behind the Phillies in the standings. The next four games of this series will be crucial for both clubs, as it could make or break each team's season.
The Philadelphia Phillies are set to bring right-hander Spencer Howard to the mound to face the Marlins. Howard is 1-2 with a 5.66 ERA through his first 20.2 innings of the season with the Phillies. Howard allowed three earned runs through 4.0 innings against the New York Mets in his last start.
The Miami Marlins will send right-hander Jose Urena to the bump for Saturday's game. Urena is 0-0 with a 5.40 ERA through his first 5.0 innings of the season. Urena allowed three earned runs through 5.0 innings against the Atlanta Braves in his season debut with the Marlins.
The Marlins open as the small favorites at home in this game, as they currently own -120 odds on the money line. The Phillies own +100 odds on the money line, and I think Philadelphia has all the value in this one. I need to see more of Urena this season before I back him, and even though Spencer Howard has not been the sharpest the season, I think he can pitch well enough for the Phillies' bats to take them the rest of the way. I will take the road dogs in this game.