Phillies vs. Braves MLB Prediction
National League East rivals will square off in Atlanta on Friday night when the Phillies host the Braves at 7:20 p.m. ET. Will the Braves cash as a home favorite or is there a better play on the board?
957 Philadelphia Phillies (+140) at 958 Atlanta Braves (-160); o/u 8.5
7:20 p.m. ET, Thursday, May 7, 2021
Truist Park, Cumberland, GA
Philadelphia Phillies DFS Spin
Bryce Harper (wrist) took batting practice on Thursday and the Phillies are hopeful that he can return to the starting lineup for Friday's series opener against the Braves. Harper has missed four consecutive games, and seven of the Phillies' last eight games, due to a combination of wrist and head injuries.
Atlanta Braves DFS Spin
Marcell Ozuna hit an RBI double on Thursday in the Braves' win over the Nationals. Ozuna kicked off the scoring with an RBI double to left field against lefty Jon Lester in the fourth inning. It was his lone hit in four at-bats. The 30-year-old slugger has gotten off to a frosty start at the plate, hitting .207/.284/.331 with 12 runs scored, four homers and 20 RBI across 134 plate appearances. He's shown some signs of life lately, collecting 11 hits, including three homers, in 45 at-bats over his last 10 games.
Phillies vs. Red Sox Betting Prediction
The over has cashed in six of the last seven meetings in Atlanta. The over is also 4-1 in the Phillies’ last five games overall, is 6-1 in their last seven games as a road underdog and 9-2 in their last 11 games versus a team with a losing record. On the other side, the over is 33-16-3 in the Braves’ last 52 home games, is 24-9-3 in their last 36 games as a home favorite and is 18-7-3 in their last 28 home games versus a right-handed starter.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: PHILLIES/BRAVES OVER 8.5