Braves vs. Phillies Prediction
The Atlanta Braves rebounded from the end of their nine-game winning streak over the weekend by winning again Monday in a series opener at the Philadelphia Phillies. Can Atlanta stay hot with another win tonight?
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Citizens Bank Park at 7:05PM ET
TV: MLB Network
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Braves are a -163 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Phillies are a +153 underdog, while the total is set at 9.5 runs. As of Tuesday morning, 74 percent of public bets are pouring in on visiting Atlanta. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for up-to-date info.
Foltynewicz guides Braves to win
Atlanta secured a 7-2 victory at Philadelphia Monday night to improve to 90-55 overall and 43-27 on the road. Ronald Acuna Jr. paced the Braves as he ended the game 1-for-3 with a solo home run, two walks and three runs scored. Josh Donaldson finished 1-for-3 with a home run, a walk and three RBIs. Freddie Freeman was 3-for-5 with a double, a walk and an RBI. Mike Foltynewicz picked up the win as he allowed one earned run on three hits with seven strikeouts and no walks over seven innings. Max Fried gets the start tonight as he comes in with a 16-4 record, 3.86 ERA and 1.32 WHIP plus 159 strikeouts over 149 1/3 innings of work.
Phillies hit two HRs in defeat
Philadelphia lost by a count of 7-2 at home Monday night to drop to 74-69 overall and 41-32 at home. Aaron Nola suffered the loss as he surrendered four earned runs on six hits with seven strikeouts and four walks over six innings. Cesar Hernandez and Corey Dickerson helped lead the Phillies offensively as they both finished 1-for-4 with a solo home run. Brad Miller was 1-for-1 with a pinch-hit single. Jason Vargas starts for Philadelphia tonight as he comes in with a 6-7 record, 4.27 ERA and 1.30 WHIP plus 104 strikeouts over 132 2/3 innings pitched.
MLB Betting Trends
The Braves are 5-1 in their last six Tuesday games. Atlanta is 4-0 in the last four Fried road starts.
The Phillies are 11-2 in their last 13 Tuesday games. Philadelphia is 2-5 in the last seven Vargas starts.
Atlanta has played consistently well far more often than Philly this season and is rounding into playoff form. Fried has benefited from run support all year and while Vargas has had his moments, he still isn't a pitcher I put a lot of trust in against good offenses. The Braves have also seen an improved bullpen and I like them to continue their winning ways by winning again today.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: ATLANTA BRAVES -163