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(21-36) Philadelphia Phillies vs. Atlanta Braves (17-9)
Date: Thursday, June 8, 2016
Time: 7:35 PM ET
Venue: SunTrust Park Cumberland, GA
Projected Pitchers: Ben Lively vs. R.A. Dickey
MLB Moneyline Odds: Braves -101 / Phillies -109
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Braves +1.5 -165 / Phillies -1.5 +145
MLB Betting Total: 9.5 runs
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The Phillies had won 4 in a row and they took the first game of this series before getting crushed by the Braves yesterday losing 14-1.
They are in last place in the NL East 15.5 games back of the Washington Nationals.
The Braves snapped their 2-game losing streak with their win in Game 2 of this series yesterday and they are tied for 2nd place in the NL East with the New York Mets 11.5 games out of first place.
This season the Phillies only rank 26th in the Majors in runs scored and dead last in team ERA.
The Phillies had scored a total of 28 runs in their 4-game win streak before only scoring one in yesterday’s game.
In their loss to the Braves yesterday the Phillies gave up 10 runs in the 7th and 8th inning and only scored one run on 7 hits.
The Phillies had won 5 in a row over the Braves before yesterday’s loss.
Ben Lively (1-0 1.29 ERA) made his Major League debut in his last start and it was a good one going 7 innings and only giving up one run on 4 hits in a 5-3 win over the San Francisco Giants.
Before getting called up to the big club before his last start Lively was 6-1 with an ERA of 2.40 in 9 starts in AAA ball.
This season the Phillies are 9-22 on the road.
This season the Braves rank 16th in the Majors in runs scored and 24th in team ERA.
Atlanta had only combined to score 5 runs in losing 2 in a row before blowing up for 14 in the 2nd game of this division series.
In the blowout win over the Phillies yesterday the Braves banged out 14 hits and Nick Markakis had 5 RBI.
R.A. Dickey (3-4 5.10 ERA) gave up 4 earned runs in 5 innings in his last game, but the Atlanta lineup came through in a 6-5 win over the Cincinnati Reds.
The Braves have won three of his last 4 starts, but the offense is the main reason since in that span he has given up 17 earned runs in 22 innings.
Dickey lost his lone game facing the Phillies last season and in his career facing them he is 5-5 with an ERA of 3.12 in 13 starts.
The Braves have won 5 of their last 7 games facing a team with a losing record when Dickey has gotten the start.
This season the Braves are 11-14 at home.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Phillies are 10-27 in their last 37 overall.
- Phillies are 16-37 in their last 53 road games.
- Phillies are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. a team with a losing record.
- Braves are 1-5 in their last 6 games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Braves are 1-4 in their last 5 home games.
- Braves are 3-5 in their last 8 overall.
Free Philadelphia Phillies vs. Atlanta Braves MLB Prediction:
The total has gone Under in 5 of the last 7 games between these teams and that trend will continue in this game with another strong start from Lively.
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Lively will have another good start while Dickey will struggle again and the Phillies will take this game and win the series.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Philadelphia 5 – Atlanta 2
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