|Game||Philadelphia Phillies vs Atlanta Braves|
|Date & Time||Wednesday September 11, 2019, 7:05 PM (EDT)|
Citizens Bank Park
ATL -145 O/U 8.5
NL East Division rivals will square off on Wednesday night, when the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies continue their series from Citizens Bank Park. Last night, Atlanta SP Max Fried (16-5) gave up five runs in five innings during a 6-5 road loss. Ronald Acuna Jr. and Freddie Freeman had three hits apiece for the Braves, who lead the NL East by 9.5 games.
Thirty-one year old southpaw Dallas Keuchel (7-5 3.47 ERA) has been a great addition to the Atlanta rotation. Keuchel is riding a four-start winning streak and has allowed three runs over his lats 25 frames.
The Philadelphia Phillies are ten games above .500 at home and still within striking distance for a wild card spot. On Tuesday, Philadelphia closer Hector Nerris pitched a perfect ninth inning to notch his 25th save. Corey Dickerson went deep twice and Bryce Harper hit his 31st home run for the Phillies, who are 2.5 games back in the NL Wild Card race.
Philadelphia manager Gabe Kapler will turn to right-hander Zach Eflin (8-11 4.31 ERA) on Wednesday. Through 140 innings, Eflin has surrendered 23 home runs and owns a 1.34 WHIP.
Recent Betting Trends
- Braves are 35-17 in their last 52 road games.
- Phillies are 2-12 in Eflins last 14 starts vs. a team with a winning record.
- Under is 11-3-1 in Keuchels last 15 starts overall.
- Over is 7-3 in Eflins last 10 starts overall.
- Braves are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
Atlanta OF Nick Markakis (wrist) could rejoin the team by as soon as Friday. Through 146 games, Atlanta ranks 7th in OPS and 6th in runs scored. For the season, Philadelphia ranks 18th in OPS and 14th in runs scored. Take the Phillies to get the job done at home. Final Score Prediction, Philadelphia Phillies win 4-3.