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2019 MLB Season
(38-30) Philadelphia Phillies vs. Atlanta Braves (40-29)
Date: Saturday June 15, 2019
Time: 7:20 PM ET
Venue: SunTrust Park, Cumberland, Georgia
Projected Pitchers: Nola (PHI), Newcomb (ATL)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Braves -107 | Phillies -103
MLB RunLine Betting Odds:
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9.5
The Phillies carry a mini slump into Atlanta, where they will play the first-place Braves, who bettered their position on Thursday with another win over Pittsburgh.
Philly has lost three out of four but got Thursday off to travel before three in Atlanta and four in Washington immediately after. The Phillies won’t get back home until next weekend.
Gabe Kapler’s offense hasn’t been good this season. The Phils have just a 92 OPS+ as a team and most of that was with Andrew McCutchen, who was much better than that. With ‘Cutch out for the season, the Phils have yet to provide an answer to the question: who will pick up the slack?
Cesar Hernandez hasn’t been awful but he could be better; the same goes for Jean Segura and, of course, Bryce Harper. Maikel Franco has been awful, just above the Mendoza Line here in mid-June.
Perhaps the expectations were just too high. I’m not sure Philadelphia is a quick fix away.
Atlanta became the second National League team to win 40 with a 6–5 win over Pittsburgh on Thursday.
The Braves swept the Pirates in four on the heels of a three in a row over the Marlins so they are carrying a 7-game winning streak into this series, right where they’ve been all week.
Julio Teheran turned in six good innings and Freddie Freeman homered in the win. Touki Toussaint immediately started the seventh and gave up four hits before getting even two outs. Anthony Swarzak put out the fire, though, and Jerry Blevins and Luke Jackson did their jobs in the eighth and ninth.
The Braves’ weakness is clear. If they can sure up that bullpen, which has been better of late, they are right at the top of the discussion for best team in the National League, outside of LA. If they don’t, they are pretenders. I believe it’s that clear cut.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Under is 6-1-1 in PHI last 8 Fri. games.
- Over is 7-3-1 in PHI last 11 road games.
- Over is 7-3 in Pivettas last 10 starts on grass.
- Over is 7-0-1 in ATL last 8 home games.
Free Philadelphia Phillies vs. Atlanta Braves MLB Prediction: Philly.
Sean Newcomb’s first start since April and he’s up against an ace in Aaron Nola. I’ll take Philly on the road at a pick or better.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Phillies ML
MLB Free Score Prediction: Philadelphia 5 – Atlanta 2
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