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2021 MLB Handicapping
(47-48) Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies (47-48)
Date: Saturday, July 24tn, 2021
Time: 6:05 PM ET
Venue: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA
Projected Pitchers: Drew Smyly (ATL) vs. Vince Velasquez (PHI)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Braves -105 Phillies -116
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Braves -1.5, Phillies +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 9
The Braves will be in Philadelphia for game 3 Saturday at 6:05 ET. Game 2 of that series is Friday at 7:05 ET.
Atlanta took the first game of the series by a score of 7-2.
Drew Smyly gets the start for the Braves and Vince Velasquez will be going for the Phillies.
The Braves have yet to play consistent baseball for an extended period of time this year. They have won 3 of their last 5 games.
They are 47-48 and sit 3rd in the National League East. The Mets lead them by 4 games.
Before this series, the Braves split a 2 game set with the Padres. In that series, Atlanta scored 4 runs and allowed 4 runs.
Charlie Morton continued his good pitching on Wednesday. The veteran right hander went 6 innings and allowed 2 earned runs.
So far, Drew Smyly is 7-3 with a 4.50 ERA. His last start was on Sunday against the Rays where he went 5.2 innings and allowed 3 earned runs. The Rays won this game 7-5.
The pitching on this team has not been great so far this year. They have an ERA of 4.18 which is 16th best in baseball.
Their offense is missing their best player, Ronald Acuna Jr. However, they have been able to still be effective in that category. They are scoring 4.75 runs per game which is 11th best in baseball. Some key bats in their lineup are Ozzie Albies and Freddie Freeman.
This club is very good at hitting home runs. They have hit 131 which is 5th best in baseball.
The Phillies had pretty high expectations this year, but they really have not played all that well. They have lost 3 games in a row.
This team sits in 2nd place in the National League East with a record of 47-48. The Mets lead them by 4 games.
Before this series, the Phillies got swept in 2 games against the Yankees. Philadelphia scored 9 runs and allowed 12 runs in those games.
Matt Moore got hit hard on Wednesday. The left hander went 6 innings and allowed 6 earned runs.
Vince Velasquez has not been all that good this year. He is 3-4 with a 5.00 ERA. His last start was on Saturday against the Marlins where he went 5 innings and did not allow an earned run. Philly won that game 4-2.
Pitching for this team has really struggled at time. They have an ERA of 4.41 which is 18th best in baseball.
They have a good offense. This club is scoring 4.52 runs per game which is 13th best in the majors. Some key hitters they have are Jean Segura, Bryce Harper, and J.T. Realmuto.
Philadelphia has hit 108 home runs which is 20th best in the league.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Braves are 5-1 in their last 6 road games with the total set at 7.0-9.0.
- Braves are 4-1 in their last 5 games vs. the National League East.
- Braves are 4-1 in their last 5 road games.
- Braves are 6-2 in their last 8 games with the total set at 9.0.
- Phillies are 1-4 in their last 5 home games with the total set at 7.0-9.0.
- Phillies are 1-5 in their last 6 games with the total set at 6.5 or higher.
Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies MLB Prediction:
Both of these clubs have the same record and are fighting for to surpass the Mets for 1st place in the National League East. I feel more confident backing the Braves in this one.
To me, Atlanta is the better team and I feel they will out play the Phillies. They sure showed that in game 1 and I look for them to do it in game 3.
Both pitchers will likely get hit around decently, but I look for Smyly to pitch better than Velasquez and help his team get a win.
Give me the Braves on the moneyline.
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