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2021 MLB Handicapping
(46-48) Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies (47-47)
Date: Friday,July 23, 2021
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Projected Pitchers: Max Fried (7-5) vs. Zack Wheeler (7-5)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Atlanta (+110) Philadelphia (-130)
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Philadelphia-1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 7.5
The Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies resume their NL East rivalry tonight in leg two of a four-game set. Philadelphia leads Atlanta 7-5 head to head this season as of Thursday morning. The Phillies edged visiting Atlanta by one run in the teams’ last two meetings.
One win from recent World Series validation, the Braves remain stagnant, especially since losing Ronald Acuna Jr. to an ACL tear. Meanwhile, Philadelphia boasts four straight series wins ahead of their brief NYY assignment.
Minus impact bats Ronald Acuna Jr., Ender Inciartre and Travis d’Arnaud, the Braves dropped the front end of a Wednesday double header 3-2 vs. San Diego. Atlanta managed just five hits while falling to 2-3 since the All Star break. The double header finale was suspended in the fifth inning as San Diego led 5-4.
Vaguely resembling the core that boasts three-consecutive NL East titles, the weight tonight drops on Freddie Freeman to boost Atlanta’s offensive chances.
Behind improving numbers, Max Fried toes the mound Friday vs. Philadelphia. The upstart right hander owns a 7-5 2021 record. To boot, Fried receives excellent run support to offset his 4.29 ERA. Although, minus Acuna Jr., and other key bats, run support for Fried isn’t as likely tonight.
Atlanta stands 0-1 this year when Fried opens against the Phillies. In that start, Fried tossed five innings while allowing two runs and six hits.
Philadelphia brought a 5-1 streak into Wednesday’s interleague showdown vs. NYY. Unfortunately, the fightin’ Phills couldn’t do quite enough on either end opposite their AL East host, and fell 6-4. That competitive blip was extended on Thursday as Philadelphia tumbled in extra innings 6-5 against the Yankees.
Expect bounce-back production from Philadelphia today as they creep behind NL East leader NYM.
Zack Wheeler projects as Philadelphia’s mound opener tonight vs. Atlanta. Overall, Wheeler stands 7-5 with a 2.44 ERA. In his three 2021 appearance vs. the Braves, Wheeler allowed twelve hits and three runs in 19.2 innings. Braves bats faltered when the freshly minted All Star found his groove.
Again, huge lineup changes pressure the remaining Atlanta core to overcome major personnel loss.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Atlanta is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
- Atlanta is 5-7 this season vs. Philly
- Philadelphia is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
- Philadelphia is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
- Philadelphia is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Free Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies MLB Prediction:
Atlanta is a limping group searching for offense and middle relief aid. Philadelphia isn’t a world beater, but they are far more cohesive than the visiting Braves, and within striking distance of the division lead. When considering Atlanta plays its fifth game in four days tonight, after a Monday rainout, expect Phillies exploitation of this patchwork, fatigued Braves roster.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: UNDER the Number
With Atlanta bats silent, teams pitching around Freeman, and Philadelphia providing just enough winning offense of late, take the Under.
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