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19-14 (11-9 V) Philadelphia Phillies vs. Atlanta Braves 7-24 (1-16 H)
Date: Thursday May 12, 2016
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Turner Field in Atlanta, Georgia
Projected Pitchers: Vince Velaquez vs. Aaron Blair
MLB Moneyline Odds: Phillies -138
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 7
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This National League battle includes two of the least known teams in the NL.
The Phillies are playing much better than expected this season, they look for a sweep on the Braves.
The Braves are baseball’s worst team so far this season, but it’s not too late to turn it around.
The Philadelphia Phillies are quietly making noise in this young season.
They are led in hitting by Odubel Herrera with the average of .319. Along with the average, Herrera carries a high on base percentage with .437 that includes 25 walks on the year. Maikel Franco is leading the team in the big hitting statistics.
Franco is hitting .256 with 7 home runs and 18 runs batted in, both leading the team. Cesar Hernandez is also hitting .264 on the year.
The Phillies are sending Vince Velaquez out to the mound against the Braves. He currently carries a 4-1 record with a 2.17 E.R.A. and 44 strike outs. In his last start he got a no decision in Miami.
He had 6 innings thrown where he gave up 4 earned runs on 7 hits and fanned 5 batters. Velaquez is looking to get back on track that he was on earlier this year.
The Atlanta Braves hitting is only half of the problem they have had this season, there isn’t much contribution coming from the lineup. The Braves are led in hitting by Nick Markakis.
Markakis is hitting .286 with 11 doubles and 20 runs batted in on the year. Freddie Freeman is leading the team in home runs with 5, but only has 9 RBI’s on the year. Adonis Garcia carries an average of .260 which is one of the highest in this bad Braves lineup.
Aaron Blair is taking the bump for the Braves against the Phillies. Blair is currently 0-2 with a 3.31 E.R.A but only has 5 strike outs. He was last in action against Arizona where he received the loss in the game.
Blair threw 5 innings only giving up 2 earned runs, striking out 1 batter and walking 4 batters. Blair looks to get some run support in this game against the Phillies.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- PHI are 6-17 in their last 23 Thu. games.
- PHI are 13-5 in their last 18 overall.
- PHI are 13-5 in their last 18 games on grass.
- ATL are 9-26 in their last 35 Thu. games.
- ATL are 21-55 in their last 76 overall.
- ATL are 21-55 in their last 76 games on grass.
- PHI are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings in Atlanta.
Free Philadelphia Phillies vs Atlanta Braves MLB Prediction:
This game has potential to be pretty ugly.
This Braves lineup is not good at all, and will probably make Velaquez look very good out there. It is hard to tell if Blair is any good though, he has not been getting any run support out of this Braves lineup.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Phillies -138
Look for the Phillies to take this one pretty handily.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Philadelphia 8 – Atlanta 3
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