At the beginning of the season were plenty of questions about the Atlanta Braves viability. Sure, they were the surprise winners of the National League East in 2018. Because nobody expected it to happen some derided it as a fluke. Due to that, Atlanta felt they had plenty to prove for baseball betting games. After three months of play the Braves have shown they are for real. By contrast Philadelphia was touted for big things in 2019. Bryce Harper’s arrival was heralded as a pennant clincher. So far that hype has not proven to be well founded.
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Atlanta Braves
|Date and Time:||Thursday, July 4, 2019, 7 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Sun Trust Park, Atlanta, Georgia|
|Phillies vs. Braves TV Coverage:||ESPN|
Phillies and Braves Current Form
Philadelphia has lost six of their last ten baseball betting games. As a result, the Phillies are 43-40 which puts them in second place in the National League East. Philly ranks 16th for runs scored and 18th for earned run average. Contrarily the Braves are 50-34 as the NL East leader. Atlanta ranks sixth for run production and 11th for staff ERA. Freddie Freeman has been the kingpin of the Braves. Freeman is hitting .310 with 22 doubles, 22 home runs, and 63 runs batted in. Additionally, Freeman has scored 62 runs.
Philadelphia Phillies Probable Starter and Bullpen
Right hander Vince Velasquez (2-5, 1.42 WHIP, 4.73 ERA) is the probable Phillies starter. To show Philadelphia has lost eight of his last 10 starts. MLB bullpen rankings have the Phillies at 22nd.
Atlanta Braves Probable Starter and Bullpen
Right hander Mike Soroka (9-1, 0.98 WHIP, 2.13 ERA) is the likely Braves starter. Counter to Velasquez, Atlanta has won eight of Soroka’s last nine starts. Bullpen metrics have the Braves ranked fourth best in all of baseball.
Philadelphia and Atlanta Betting Trends
Now the Phillies have been a sportsbook drain in recent road games. Philadelphia has lost 12 of their last 15 away from home. Eight of their last 11 road matchups went over the total. Conversely the Braves have been a cash cow at Sun Trust Park. Atlanta has won 10 of their last 12 games at home. Only one of their last 14 at Sun Trust Park have stayed under the total.
Phillies vs. Braves Head to Head vs. Spread
Late on the Phillies have had the upper hand on Atlanta. Philadelphia has won seven of their last nine games against the Braves. Six of the last seven between these teams have gone over the total. However, at Sun Trust Park Atlanta has owned the Phillies. Philadelphia has lost nine of their last 11 games in Atlanta. Six of the last eight between these teams at Sun Trust Park went over the total.
Matchup to Watch
As mentioned earlier the Braves own this rivalry when playing at home. Harper has been a disappointment thus far for baseball betting games. To illuminate he is not being paid mega bucks for his .243 average.
Phillies vs. Braves MLB Betting Odds Picks
In this situation the Braves have the advantage in every way.
Phillies vs. Braves Baseball Betting Online Pick: Atlanta Braves
Phillies vs. Braves Baseball Betting Online Score Prediction: Braves 5, Phillies 1
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