Free MLB Pick: Braves vs. Phillies Odds
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2021 MLB Handicapping
(28-29) Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies (28-30
Date: Tuesday, June 8th , 2021
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Projected Pitchers: Drew Smyly vs. Aaron Nola
MLB Moneyline Odds: Braves +141| -161 Phillies
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Phillies -1.5 (+120)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
These teams are close in the standings and looking to use this series to get over .500 and close the gap on the Mets in the NL East.
Atlanta is the top homer-hitting team in the Majors. All is not right with the lineup though, They took a hit with Marcell Ozuna getting hurt and in trouble with the law and the normally reliable Freddie Freeman has been struggling a little lately. His left-handed bat will be key against Philly tonight.
Drew Smyly has not been a good gamble for the Braves. If he had enough innings to qualify he would have the highest homer rate allowed in the league. Philly has already hit him hard this season too.
Atlanta’s bullpen is just above league average. If they are going to start winning more consistently they need that to creep up closer to the to ten. There are few winning teams with bullpens in their range.
The Phillies are still trying to find a way to get on a roll. It is tough when your top bat is not performing. I know he has not been right physically but Bryce Harper has not hit a home run since May 11. He can carry the offense but we have not seen that this season.
Aaron Nole recently recorded his 1000th strikeout. It is a nice milestone but overall he has not been great this season. He can still control a lineup but based on performance he has fallen behind Zach Wheeler. The Phillies are 1-1 when he has started against Atlanta this season.
Philadelphia’s bullpen is slotted between Minnesota and Detroit. That is definitely not where you want to be. Injuries have exposed their lack of depth. The free agent signing of Archie Bradley has been a miss so far.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Braves are 5-2 in their last 7 when their opponent allows 5 runs or more in their previous game.
- Braves are 5-2 in their last 7 vs. a team with a losing record.
- Braves are 5-2 in their last 7 road games with the total set at 6.5 or lower.
- Phillies are 19-8 in their last 27 games as a home favorite.
- Phillies are 8-18 in their last 26 when their opponent allows 2 runs or less in their previous game.
- Phillies are 2-5 in their last 7 games with the total set at 6.5 or lower.
Free Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies MLB Prediction:
The imbalance on the mound makes it tough to consider the Braves on the road. It also makes the money line less interesting for Philly. I feel pretty good about backing the Phillies at home on the run line though. This is far from a great spot but Nola is enough of an advantage to justify the risk for a positive payout.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Philadelphia -1.5
Run line plays have been tougher this season with scoring down the way it has been but the warmer weather has seen offenses perk up. Scrutiny on banned substances have too.
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