Braves vs. Phillies Prediction

Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies 5/21/18, Prediction & Odds

The Atlanta Braves rallied from five down in the ninth inning Sunday afternoon at home versus Miami. Will Atlanta have a letdown after the exciting win tonight as it travels to Philadelphia to open a series with the Phillies?

Game Snapshot

953 Atlanta Braves at 954 Philadelphia Phillies

Monday, May 21, 2018

Citizens Bank Park at 7:05PM ET


Compare odds from multiple different online sportsbooks and shop for the best lines at our newBaseball Odds & Betting Page.


Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers, the Phillies are a -117 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Braves are a +107 underdog, while the total is set at 8.5 runs. As of Monday afternoon, 55 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Atlanta. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest information.

Swanson caps huge rally

Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson hit a two-run line drive single down the left field line Sunday afternoon to send the hosts to an improbable 10-9 victory. Atlanta trailed 6-0 after starter Julio Teheran allowed six earned runs in the fourth inning. The Braves did little to chip away at it in the ensuing innings, still trailing 9-4 heading to the bottom of the ninth inning. But the Braves strung five hits and three walks together in the last at-bat with Swanson winning it with two outs and down to his last strike. Atlanta had 12 hits in the contest, all singles. Freddie Freeman was 3-for-5 with a run and an RBI. Ozzie Albies finished 2-for-4 with a walk and two runs. Nick Markakis was 2-for-5 with a run and two RBIs. A.J. Minter picked up the win in relief. The first-place Braves are now 28-17.

Mike Foltynewicz (3-2, 2.87 ERA) will start today for Atlanta.

Phillies drop series finale at Cardinals

Philadelphia managed only two hits Sunday afternoon as it lost 5-1 in the series finale at St. Louis. Aaron Nola suffered the loss as he gave up four earned runs on seven hits with six strikeouts and one walk over six innings. The lone run by the Phillies was produced by a Rhys Hoskins solo home run in the top of the fourth inning, which gave Philadelphia a brief 1-0 advantage before the Cardinals scored two runs in the bottom half. Aaron Altherr had the only other hit for the Phillies as he went 1-for-3 with a single.

Nick Pivetta (3-2, 3.72 ERA) draws the start today for Philadelphia.

MLB Betting Trends


The Braves are 13-3 in their last 16 road games. Atlanta is 9-3 in its last 12 games overall.


The under is 6-2 in the last eight Phillies games. Philadelphia is 4-10 in the last 14 meetings with Atlanta.


Teams often have a letdown after a huge win the day before, which Atlanta qualifies for since it had no business winning yesterday's game with a five-run ninth inning deficit. Philadelphia is fighting for the top spot in the NL East in the latter portion of May and Pivetta has been solid as of late. I like the hosts here to secure a win to get this series rolling.


Recent MLB Discussions

MLB Headlines

MLB Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail Athletics vs. White Sox Prediction After splitting a doubleheader on Friday, who will come away with a victory when the Chicago White Sox host the Oakland Athletics this...
Thumbnail Padres vs. Giants Prediction The San Diego Padres and the host San Francisco Giants continue their four-game series with an afternoon showdown today. Will favored San Francisco reward bettors with a strong...
Thumbnail Phillies vs. Nationals Prediction The Philadelphia Phillies cruised to a victory last night at the Washington Nationals to move into second place in the NL East. With ace Aaron Nola on the mound...
Thumbnail Padres vs. Giants Prediction The San Francisco Giants rode a fantastic start by Madison Bumgarner to a win last night in the opener of a four-game home series against the San Diego Padres. Will more...
Thumbnail Blue Jays vs. Angels Prediction Can the Los Angeles Angels get over the .500 mark at home tonight when they host the Toronto Blue Jays at 10:07PM ET?