Phillies vs. Braves Tuesday Prediction
The Atlanta Braves are close to clinching the NL East title as they open a series tonight at home versus the Philadelphia Phillies. Will Atlanta get the win as the sizable favorites?
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
SunTrust Park at 7:20PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Braves are a -180 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Phillies are a +170 underdog, while the total is set at 9.5 runs. As of Tuesday morning, 86 percent of public bets are pouring in on host Atlanta. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Phillies doubled up at home
Philadelphia lost by a score of 6-3 at home against Boston Sunday afternoon to drop to 76-72 overall and 43-35 at home. Rhys Hoskins paced the Phillies offensively as he finished 2-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk and two runs scored. Cesar Hernandez went 2-for-4 with an RBI. Jean Segura was 1-for-4 with an RBI. Jason Vargas suffered the loss as he allowed five runs (four earned) on three hits with six strikeouts and one walk over three innings. Vince Velasquez gets the start tonight as he enters with a 6-7 record, 4.95 ERA and 1.39 WHIP plus 113 strikeouts over 103 2/3 innings pitched.
Braves blanked in series finale
Atlanta lost by a count of 7-0 Sunday afternoon at Washington to drop to 93-58 overall and 46-30 on the road. Freddie Freeman paced the Braves offense as he finished 1-for-2 plus a walk. Brian McCann ended the contest 1-for-3, while Nick Markakis went 1-for-4. Max Fried took the loss as he allowed five earned runs on six hits with two strikeouts and three walks over 2 1/3 innings. Dallas Keuchel will take the mound tonight for Atlanta as he comes in with an 8-5 record, 3.35 ERA and 3.30 WHIP plus 81 strikeouts across 96 2/3 innings pitched.
MLB Betting Trends
The Phillies are 12-2 in their last 14 Tuesday games. Philadelphia is 4-1 in the last five Velasquez starts.
The Braves are 5-0 in their last five series openers. Atlanta is 5-0 in the last five Keuchel home starts.
Keuchel has gotten into a great groove and with the Phillies basically having nothing left to play for (0.1 percent Wild Card chances), it's really difficult to place a bet on them here. Velasquez is erratic and always seems to run into trouble an inning or two to derail his outing. Go with the home team here as they round into playoff form.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: ATLANTA BRAVES -180