Braves vs. Phillies Prediction
The Atlanta Braves have won two of the first three games in their road series at the NL East foe Philadelphia Phillies. Can Philadelphia salvage a split tonight in the finale?
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Citizens Bank Park at 7:15PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Braves are a -120 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Phillies are a +110 underdog, while the total sits at 10 runs. As of Thursday morning, 78 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Atlanta. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Flowers powers Braves
Atlanta held on for a 3-1 road win Wednesday night at Philadelphia to improve to 91-56 overall and 44-28 on the road. Tyler Flowers provided the offense as he finished 1-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs. Matt Joyce was 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored. Ozzie Albies ended the contest 2-for-5. Dallas Keuchel picked up the win as he gave up one earned run on three hits with eight strikeouts and three walks over six innings. Mark Melancon notched the save as he allowed two hits with no strikeouts or walks over one inning. Julio Teheran will start tonight for the Braves as he enters with a 10-8 record, 3.31 ERA and 1.29 WHIP plus 154 strikeouts over 163 1/3 innings.
Harper reaches base three times
Philadelphia fell by a score of 3-1 at home Wednesday night to drop to 75-70 overall and 42-33 at home. Bryce Harper paced the Phillies as he went 1-for-2 with two walks and a run scored. Scott Kingery was 0-for-4 with the lone RBI. Cesar Hernandez finished 1-for-3 plus a walk. Zach Eflin took the loss as he gave up three unearned runs on three hits with five strikeouts and three walks over 3 2/3 innings. Drew Smyly will start tonight for Philly as he comes in with a 4-6 record, 6.20 ERA and 1.60 WHIP plus 104 strikeouts over 101 1/3 innings pitched.
MLB Betting Trends
The Braves are 58-27 in their last 85 games overall. Atlanta is 16-7 in the last 23 Teheran starts.
The Phillies are 5-1 in the last six Smyly starts. Philadelphia is 7-3 in its last 10 games following a loss.
While the Braves are basically a lock to make the playoffs, the Phillies' chances are only at 3.6 percent. Needless to say, they need a win here. Smyly has rough overall numbers, but he's definitely pitched better with the Phillies than the Rangers. Teheran has had a pretty good season, but I like the plus money on the hosts. Take Philly on getaway day for the Braves.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES +110