Braves vs. Phillies MLB Prediction
National League East rivals square off in Philadelphia on Thursday night when the Phillies host the Braves at 7:05 p.m. ET. With Charlie Morton set to oppose Matt Moore in the pitching matchup, what’s the best play when it comes to this division rivalry?
901 Atlanta Braves (-137) at 902 Philadelphia Phillies (+114); o/u 9
7:05 p.m. ET, Thursday, July 22, 2021
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA
Atlanta Braves DFS Notes
Wednesday's game between the Padres and Braves has been suspended due to weather. The Padres were leading 5-4 in the bottom of the fifth inning, which fell three outs shy of an official game. There has not been a makeup date announced as of yet but there seems to be an indication that it may take place in San Diego when the Braves visit in September. Atlanta would need to agree to that scenario considering this was a home game for them.
Philadelphia Phillies DFS Notes
Matt Moore pitched well in a no-decision against the Marlins on Friday afternoon, racking up nine strikeouts over 4 1/3 innings of two-run baseball. The veteran southpaw scattered six hits on the afternoon and didn't walk a batter. All of the damage done against him came in the second inning on a pair of RBI doubles by Jon Berti and Miguel Rojas. Moore will carry a 5.25 ERA and 1.61 WHIP into a tough matchup against the Yankees in New York on Wednesday.
Braves vs. Phillies MLB Betting Prediction
The Braves are just 1-5 in their last six meetings with the Phillies in Philadelphia. They’re also just 1-6 in their last seven games when facing a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30, while the Phillies are 5-1 in their last six games when listed as an underdog. They’ve also won four straight home games when facing a right-handed starter and are 5-0 in their last five contests when facing a starter with a WHIP of less than 1.15.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES +113