Phillies at Braves 6/14/19 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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Philadelphia Phillies vs. Atlanta Braves
MLB: 7:20 PM EST
Jun. 14, 2019
Latest Odds : ATL -127 O/U 9.5
The Philadelphia Phillies open a three-game series Friday on the road against the Atlanta Braves. The Phillies lost on Wednesday to the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-0. Philadelphia has lost three of its last four. The lost knocked the Phillies out of a first place tie with Atlanta and now trail the Braves by one game. Zach Eflin suffered the loss after giving up five hits and two runs over eight innings.
Atlanta won its sixth straight and ninth in its last 11 with an 8-7 11th inning win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Austin Riley’s home run tied the game in the ninth to send it to extra innings, and Riley scored the winning run in the 11th inning on a double off the bat of Ozzie Albies.
Jean Segura is leading the Phillies with a .284 batting average. Rhys Hoskins leads in home runs with 14 and RBIs with 47. Philadelphia is averaging .244 at the plate, while opposing hitters are averaging .258. On Friday, the Phillies will send Nick Pivetta to the mound. The right-hander is 4-1 with an ERA of 4.93, 37 Ks and 10 BBs.
Freddie Freeman leads Atlanta with a .309 batting average, in home runs with 18 and in hits with 81. Ronald Acuna Jr. leads in RBIs with 45. Atlanta hitters are averaging .260 at the plate, while opposing batters are averaging .248. On Friday, the Braves will send Max Fried to the mound. The southpaw is 7-3 with an ERA of 3.75, 66 Ks and 19 BBs.
Recent Betting Trends:
Philadelphia is 2-5 in its last 7 on the road
The UNDER has cashed in 8 of the Phillies last 11 versus National League East opponents
Atlanta is 6-0 in its last 6
The OVER has cashed in 7 of the Braves last 8 at home
Free Betting Pick: Atlanta Braves -127
Philadelphia has dominated this head-to-head with Atlanta with the exception of playing on the road. The Phillies have lost each of the last 5 played at Atlanta. Entering this game, the Phillies have lost three of their last four and slipped into second place behind the surging Atlanta Braves winners of six straight and nine of the last 11. Final Score Prediction, Atlanta Braves win 7-4.