Braves at Phillies 5/23/18 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Game: Philadelphia Phillies vs Atlanta Braves
Date & Time: 5/23/2018, 11:05 PM UTC
Latest Odds: PHI -143 O/U 8.5
TV Channel: FS-Southeast

The Atlanta Braves will visit the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday for a National League East showdown between the first and second place teams.

Atlanta leads the division at 28-18, but by only a half game over the 27-18 Phillies. In the first game of this series on Monday, the Braves were beaten by the Phillies 3-0. The loss snapped Atlanta’s two-game winning streak. Nick Pivetta pitched seven shutout innings for the Phillies striking out seven while Aaron Altherr and Nick Williams each homered.

The two teams have already faced one another 10 times this season and Pivetta and Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz faced off against one another for the fourth time. Foltynewicz fell to 3-3 and Pivetta raised his record to 4-2 with the win.
Nick Markakis leads the Braves with a .341 batting average and team high 63 hits. Ozzie Albies has a team high 13 home runs, and Freddie Freeman a team high 35 RBIs. Atlanta has a team batting average of .264 while opposing hitters are averaging .225 at the plate against Braves pitching. Atlanta will send Luiz Gohara to the mound on Wednesday. The southpaw this season is 0-0 with an ERA of 1.29, 5 Ks and 2 BBs.

Odubel Herrera leads the Phillies with a .348 batting average, team high 57 hits and team high 30 RBIs. Carlos Santana leads in home runs with eight. Philadelphia has a team batting average of .239 while opposing hitters are averaging .237 at the plate against Phillies pitching. Philadelphia will send veteran Jake Arrieta to the mound Wednesday. The right-hander this season is 3-2 with an ERA of 2.82, 28 Ks and 16 BBs.

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Atlanta has won 13 of its last 16 road games

The UNDER has cashed in 5 of the Braves last 6 games against a right-handed starter

Philadelphia has won 21 of its last 28 home games

The UNDER has cashed in 7 of the last 9 Phillies games

The Phillies have the Braves number at home winning 10 of their last 14 head to head meetings in the City of Brotherly Love. The Phillies have also won 9 of their last 12 games overall. Final Score Prediction, Philadelphia Phillies win at home in high scoring game 8-4.

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