Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies Matchup

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The Atlanta Braves will face their divisional rival Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. FOX Sports South is in line to showcase the action and the game is scheduled to get underway at 6:05 p.m. ET.,

Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies Odds

Philadelphia (-135) is favored over Atlanta (+125) and oddsmakers have put the Over/Under for this night game at 9 runs. The odds for wagering on the games total stand at -110 for both the over and the under. Gamblers can also wager on the games spread with the current runline odds sitting at Braves +1.5 runs (-170) and Phillies +-1.5 runs (+150).,

The Braves are 14-11 SU and have gone 15-9 against the spread (ATS). They’ve accumulated 7.0 units for moneyline gamblers in the seasons early going and 6.7 units ATS. Atlanta is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the over has hit in five of those seven. The Phillies, on the other hand, are 16-9 SU and 9-15 ATS. They’ve gained 5.0 units for moneyline bettors while earning 9.2 units ATS. Philadelphia has a 3-4 ATS record over its last seven games and the over has hit in three of those seven.,

Phillies games have an 11-10-3 over/under record so far in 2018. The Braves have an over/under record of 11-10-3.,

Mike Foltynewicz is getting the nod for the visiting Braves. The right-handed Foltynewicz is 1-1 with a 2.77 ERA and 33 strikeouts. He’s 0-0 with 15 strikeouts and a 2.45 ERA against Philadelphia this year (three starts).,

The Phillies are going with righty Nick Pivetta (1-0, 2.57 ERA), who has 28 strikeouts and four walks to his name, as well as a WHIP of 1.00. Pivetta is 0-0 with five strikeouts and a 4.00 ERA across two starts against Atlanta this year.,

As a unit, Philadelphia’s pitching staff has yielded 3.8 runs per game overall this year. The teams starters have an ERA of 3.52, a WHIP of 1.19 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.1. The bullpen has posted a solid ERA of just 3.10, a WHIP of 1.22 and a K/9 of 9.5. In 12 games against divisional opponents, Phillies starters have an ERA of 3.47 and the bullpens ERA is 4.78.,

Philadelphia’s hitters have put up 5.0 runs per outing, including 4.8 per game against divisional foes and 4.2 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .264/.337/.411 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.,

Outfielders Rhys Hoskins and Odubel Herrera have paced the Phillies hitters this year. Hoskins is hitting .346/.495/.603 with four home runs, 19 RBIs and 16 runs scored, and Herrera’s line is .348/.392/.528 with three homers, 13 RBIs and 16 runs scored.,

In the other dugout, Atlanta’s pitching staff allowed 4.4 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 3.58 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 9.11 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.21, along with a K/9 of 8.97.,

The Braves offense has slashed .268/.341/.432 on its way to 5.5 runs scored per game in 2018, including 5.4 runs per game against divisional foes and 5.2 per game over the teams last five contests (2-3 SU).,

First baseman Freddie Freeman and second baseman Ozzie Albies have led Atlanta’s offense. Freeman is hitting .333/.457/.581 with four home runs, 18 RBIs and 19 runs scored, while Albies is slashing .287/.330/.630 with eight homers, 16 RBIs and 25 runs scored.,

The Braves have gained 5.7 units and are 14-7 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has hit in 10 of those games, as opposed to eight that’ve gone under against righties. On the other hand, the Phillies have netted 0.7 units and are 5-13 ATS when facing a righty starter. The overs cashed in seven of those games, compared to nine that went under the total.,

Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies MLB Tip

Predictions: SU Winner – Phillies, ATS Winner – Braves, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends

  • Atlanta has posted 25.5 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 26.4 over its last five.,
  • The Braves have hit 11 home runs in their last 10 games, including seven over their last five.