Philadelphia Phillies Value Pick vs Miami – May 17th

Article offers a recommendation on Tuesday’s game between the Phillies and the Marlins in Major League Baseball.

The Philadelphia Phillies and the Miami Marlins will face one another on Tuesday in a game that will come from Philadelphia, where the Phillies are 10-7 on the year. The Marlins are a strong team, but the odds make Philly the underdog despite the fact that Vince Velasquez is their probable starter.

So far in seven starts this season Velasquez has compiled an impressive 4-1 record and an ERA of 2.70. He has struck out better than one batter per inning with 49 Ks on the year in 43.1 innings pitched. The 23 year old is an emerging ace and he is a reason why Philadelphia are playing .564 baseball heading into Tuesday despite the fact that they were projected for a last-placed finish in the NL East preseason.

Miami’s probable is Wei-Yin Chen, a player with a respectable record at this point of 3-1 in seven starts. However, Chen’s ERA is up at 4.40 ERA and he gave up four earned runs in just five innings pitched against Philly earlier this month. Chen has not really had an outstanding outing so far this season as it seems he is either acceptable or poor, never really being a lights-out kind of guy as of yet.

At underdog odds, the Phillies are the team to back in this game with +110 (11/10) available with numerous sportsbooks on Philadelphia straight up, including bet365, betway, and William Hill. Game time tonight is at 7:05pm ET.

Recommendation:

2-pt bet on Philadelphia at 11/10 to beat Miami May 17th straight up