Braves vs. Phillies MLB Prediction
The Phillies evened their series with the Braves on Friday night with a 5-1 winner at Citizens Bank Park, but will they emerge on Saturday with at least a series split? Drew Smyly will oppose Vince Velasquez in tonight’s pitching matchup at 6:05 p.m. ET.
903 Atlanta Braves (+108) at 904 Philadelphia Phillies (-117); o/u 9.5
6:05 p.m. ET, Saturday, July 24, 2021
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA
Atlanta Braves DFS SPIN
Freddie Freeman went 2-for-3 and drove in the Braves lone run in Friday night's loss to the Phillies. Freeman plated Ozzie Albies with a single off of Zach Wheeler in the third inning to tie the game at 1-1. That would be the extent of their offense in the ballgame. Freeman also drew a walk and was caught stealing in the contest. For the season, the 31-year-old is now hitting a robust .290/.395/.515 with 22 homers, 56 RBI and six stolen bases.
Philadelphia Phillies DFS Spin
Bryce Harper went 2-for-3 with a run scored and three stolen bases on Friday as the Phillies triumphed over the Braves 5-1. Harper drew a walk in the opening inning and eventually swiped third base with two outs, but was left stranded there. After doubling in the third inning, Harper started the fifth with a leadoff walk. He then stole second base, advanced to third on a ground out and ultimately swiped home as part of a double steal. With the two-hit attack, he's now hitting .287/.387/.587 with 15 homers, 35 RBI and 11 stolen bases on the season.
Braves vs. Phillies Betting Prediction
The Braves are just 3-9 in their last 12 games at Citizens Bank Park and have now dropped six of their last seven when they’re listed as the underdog while playing away from Atlanta. They’re also 1-4 in their last five games versus a right-handed starter and are 3-7 in their last 10 games as an underdog. On the other side, the Phillies have won five of their last seven when facing a team with a losing record and are 9-4 in their last 13 games when their opponent allowed five runs or more in their previous game.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES -117