Braves vs. Phillies MLB Prediction
After the Braves pull a win on Wednesday night in Philadelphia, will they rebound when they play the series finale and rubber match versus the Phillies at 1:05 p.m. ET?
955 Atlanta Braves (+115) at 956 Philadelphia Phillies (-139); o/u 8
1:05 p.m. ET, Thursday, June 10, 2021
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA
Atlanta Braves DFS Spin
Will Smith blew a save Wednesday in Philadelphia when he served up a two-out, two-run, walk-off homer to Luke Williams. On to protect a one-run lead, Smith issued a one-out walk to Andrew McCutchen before getting pinch-hitter Brad Miller to pop out. Then up came Williams, who put one in the seats for his first major league home run. It's a little hard to believe that it's Smith's first blown save of the season considering he had a 4.13 ERA coming into the game, but he had been 11-for-11 prior to this. The lefty's job should be safe.
Philadelphia Phillies DFS Spin
Didi Gregorius (elbow) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Wednesday. Gregorius has been sidelined since the middle of May with a right elbow impingement, so he'll need at least a few games at Triple-A in order to get his timing back. Barring any setbacks, he could be looking at a return to the Phillies lineup early next week. Prior to landing on the injured list, the 31-year-old shortstop was hitting .229/.266/.364 with four homers, 22 RBI and a 26/5 K/BB ratio through 32 games.
Braves vs. Phillies Betting Prediction
Despite the under cashing last night, the over is still 6-2 in the last eight meetings between these two teams and is 5-1 in the Braves’ six games as a road underdog. The over is also 5-2 in Atlanta’s last six road games versus a right-handed starter and is 6-2 in its last seven games as an underdog. On the other side, the over is 4-2 in the Phillies’ last five games as a home favorite and is 6-3 in their last nine games overall.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: BRAVES/PHILLIES OVER 8