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Another MLU season is upon us, thus time to begin fantasy trash talking as well as semi-informed Picks and Predictions by the MLU Experts.

Each week, we predict the outcomes of MLU games. We’re not very good at frisbee, but we’ve got that fire for competition. Let us indulge ourselves and pretend this matters!

Greg Fallon | MLU Assistant Production Manager

Prediction record: 27-14

Philadelphia Spinners vs. Boston Whitecaps | Saturday, July 18, 2015, 3:00 p.m. ET
Score: 21-19, Boston

Philadelphia Player of the Game: Jake Rainwater
Boston Player of the Game: Tyler Chan

“Philadelphia has had a nice run this year, but the Whitecaps are firing on all cylinders right now and I see them meeting Seattle in the Final.”

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Luke Ryan | MLU Head Statistician

Prediction record: 23-18

Philadelphia Spinners vs. Boston Whitecaps | Saturday, July 18, 2015, 3:00 p.m. ET
Score: 20-19, Philadelphia

Philadelphia Player of the Game: Dave Baer
Boston Player of the Game: Jeff Graham

“After a convincing loss in the final week of the regular season, I think the Spinners will come out and start this rematch with gusto. The Whitecaps will go down by at least three, but Jeff Graham’s superhero skills aren’t enough to come back against a Philly team with something to prove.”

You can read up on Luke’s weekly fantasy advice here and follow on twitter @MLULukeR.

Tim Brubaker | MLU Statistician

Prediction record: 26-15

Philadelphia Spinners vs. Boston Whitecaps | Saturday, July 18, 2015, 3:00 p.m. ET
Score: 21-19, Boston

Philadelphia Player of the Game: Marshall Ward
Boston Player of the Game: Christian Foster

“This matchup has completely flipped over the course of the season. It started with a Spinners win, another in double OT and ended with a (convincing) Whitecaps win. This matchup will start to swing back in the Spinners favor but as the pattern dictates it will still end in a Whitecaps victory. Ward’s presence will steady the Spinners offense, but as is so often the case, Foster will make nothing easy. With that the Whitecaps offense will outpace the Spinners and lead them to their second championship appearance.”

Stats questions? Email Tim at Timb@mlultimate.com or tweet him @TimboMLU.

dusty rhodes | writer

Prediction record: 25-12

Philadelphia Spinners vs. Boston Whitecaps | Saturday, July 18, 2015, 3:00 p.m. ET
Score: 22-20, Boston

Philadelphia Player of the Game: Nick Hirannet
Boston Player of the Game: Josh Markette

“This is is. This is the big…banana? Honcho? Enchilada? Battle between two of the most patriotic locales in the country? Paul Revere vs. Benjamin Franklin. Harvard versus UPenn. UMass vs PSU. MIT vs…does Pennsylvania even have an answer to that? Does anyone? Sure, Philly is better to drive in, bike in, transit in and eat cheesesteaks in, but Boston has the higher education game on lock. Yeah yeah, Philly has all of those schools lurking around the corner for folks, but Boston wins. So…Boston wins.”

My info is here: @dustweetrhodes. My music on tap is this: Joni Mitchell, Court and Spark.

William Curb | MLU Director of West Coast Digital Media

Prediction record: 28-13

Philadelphia Spinners vs. Boston Whitecaps | Saturday, July 18, 2015, 3:00 p.m. ET
Score: 21-19, Boston

Philadelphia Player of the Game: Jake Rainwater
Boston Player of the Game: Christian Foster

“I’m looking forward to the Spinners fixing their issues from Week 11 when the Whitecaps blew them out 13-26. While I think it will be a closer game, Boston has just been playing too well for the second half of the season and will be heading to the championship for the second time.”

You can follow me on Twitter @WilliamCurb.

Paul Des Marais | MLU Director of Content

Prediction record: 27-14

Philadelphia Spinners vs. Boston Whitecaps | Saturday, July 18, 2015, 3:00 p.m. ET
Score: 20-18, Philadelphia

Philadelphia Player of the Game: Austin Darling
Boston Player of the Game: Miles Montgomery-Butler

“Another conference finals upset will happen in a few hours, and Philly will enjoy ridiculous home field advantage in the MLU Championship.”

You can follow me on Twitter @PaulDesMLU but the people I follow are more interesting.