Braves vs. Phillies Prediction
Can the Philadelphia Phillies continue their hot start to the 2018 season then they host the Atlanta Braves again today at 6:05PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, April 28, 2018
6:05PM ET – Citizens Bank Park
TV: FSSO; NSP+
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Phillies are favored at home today, as they are getting odds of -130 to win. Atlanta is listed with a money line of +120 to prevail, while the over/under total for the contest has been set at 8 runs. The public betting currently has 56% going on Atlanta as the road underdog. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Philadelphia keep winning
The Phillies picked up a 7-3 win over the Braves on Friday to open up this weekend series. Philly has now won six of its last eight to continue its great start to the year. They are 16-9 overall with a 11-3 record at home. Philly is averaging 4.96 runs per game at the plate while allowing just 3.80 per game on the mound.
Nick Pivetta gets the start for the Phillies today. He is 1-0 through five starts but has seen his ERA decrease since a shaky first start against the Braves when he allowed three runs in four innings. Now, Pivetta has a 2.57 ERA with a 1.00 WHIP. He has recorded 28 strikeouts with just four walks.
Braves dipping near .500
The Braves are starting to near the .500 mark following three losses in five games. Atlanta is now 14-11 overall and 6-7 on the road. Atlanta is putting up 5.48 runs per game this season while allowing 4.44 per contest.
Mike Foltynewicz is starting for Atlanta tonight. He has a 1-1 record on the season through five starts. He has posted a 2.77 ERA with a 1.31 WHIP. Foltynewicz has 33 strikeouts with 13 walks over 26 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Braves are just 1-11 in Foltynewicz last 12 starts overall and 0-7 in his last five road starts. They also are 5-16 in their last 21 Game 2’s of a series.
The Phillies have won six straight Game 2’s of a series and 22 of their last 30 games at home. They also have won six straight starts against NL East opponents.
The Phillies may be the story of 2018 so far. They really are getting off to a strong start and they have had some really good pitching through the first month of the season. Pivetta should be able to continue that trend today. He has had vey good starts over the past few weeks and has settled in at home.
The Pick: Philadelphia Phillies -130