The Atlanta Braves will open their 2019 season against their divisional rival Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The matchup can be viewed across the country on Fox Sports One and the game gets underway 4:05 p.m. ET.
Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies Odds
Bookmakers have Philadelphia (-140) as the favorite over Atlanta (+130). The total currently stands at 8.5 runs and gamblers can play the over or the under for -110. There’s a runline of Braves +1.5 (-170) and Phillies -1.5 (+150) for this matchup.
Right-hander Bryse Wilson will get the nod for the visiting Braves. Wilson pitched sparingly last year, going 1-0 overall with a 6.43 ERA and a 2.00 WHIP.
The Phils are turning to righty Nick Pivetta, who recorded 188 strikeouts over 164 innings last year (with only 51 walks), while finishing the season 7-14 overall with a 4.77 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP. He recorded five starts against Atlanta a year ago and put up a 1-1 record with a 3.12 ERA and 22 strikeouts.
The Braves have lost 1.0 units and are 0-1 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has cashed in one of those games, compared to zero that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Phillies have netted 1.0 units and are 1-0 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher.
Braves at Phillies MLB Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Phillies, ATS Winner – Braves, O/U – UNDER
- The Phillies went 7-12 SU against the Braves last season.
- The Phillies’ bullpen recorded a 4.84 ERA against the Braves last year.