Can the Braves best the Phillies at home again? 3/30/18

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Updated: March 30, 2018

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MLB Predictions: Can the Braves best the Phillies at home again? 3/30/18

Can the Atlanta Braves pick up another win at home when they face the Philadelphia Phillies at 7:35PM ET?

GAME SNAPSHOT

(953) Philadelphia Phillies at (954) Atlanta Braves

Friday, March 30, 2018

Location: SunTrust Park – Cumberland, Georgia

Weather: Sunny, 60 degrees, 14 mph winds

Time: 7:35PM ET

CURRENT ODDS

According to oddsmakers at YouWager, Atlanta is favored in this game, as the Braves are getting odds of -120 to win against Philadelphia. The Phillies are getting a money line of +100 to prevail. The over/under total is currently listed at 9 runs.

PITCHING MATCHUP

The Phillies are sending Nicholas Pivetta to the mound tonight to face Mike Foltynewicz of the Braves. Pivetta was 8-10 in his rookie year of 2017. He had a 6.02 ERA over 26 starts with a 1.51 WHIP. Pivetta had 140 strikeouts and 57 walks. Foltynewicz was 10-13 last season over 28 starts. He posted a 4.79 ERS with a 1.48 WHIP. He also had 143 strikeouts with 59 walks.

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PUBLIC BETTING INFORMATION

The public is backing the Phillies today. Philadelphia is currently getting 68 percent of the wagers for this game as the road underdog against the Braves.

KEY INJURIES

Atlanta third baseman Johan Camargo is listed on the injury report for today’s game. He is out until mid-May with an ankle injury. He batted .299 over 82 games last season and had 21 doubles. Philadelphia has third baseman Will Middlebrooks recovering from a fractured left fibula in spring training and questionable to return today.

BETTING STRATEGIES

The Braves found themselves down 5-0 entering the bottom of the sixth inning, but rallied for the win. Atlanta scored three runs in the eighth and ninth innings to get the victory. Nick Markakis had a walk-off three-run home run in the ninth. Freddie Freeman added a hit with two RBI and three runs.

Aaron Nola pitched 5.1 innings for the Phillies and allowed just one run, but the bullpen fell apart, allowing six earned runs. Hector Neris took the loss by allowing the Markakis home run. Julio Teheran allowed four runs over 5.2 innings for the Braves. Arodys Vizcaino got the win with a perfect ninth inning.

The Braves have now won five of their last six meetings with the Phillies. Philadelphia got about as good of a start as it can hope for right now and it still managed to lose on Thursday. I don’t see Pivetta having a better start than Nola had. The Braves are at home and should have the edge today.

 

MLB PREDICTIONS: ATLANTA BRAVES -120



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