Braves vs Phillies Prediction MLB Picks Today 9/18

Braves vs Phillies Prediction MLB Picks Today 9/18

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Philadelphia Phillies vs. Atlanta Braves: Team Preview and Prediction

Get ready for an exciting MLB matchup as the Philadelphia Phillies take on the Atlanta Braves at Truist Park. In this team preview, we'll analyze both teams' recent form and explain our final prediction.

 

Philadelphia Phillies

The Philadelphia Phillies are in the hunt for a playoff spot and have a lot to prove in this game.

Zack Wheeler on the Mound:

Zack Wheeler, with an impressive 11-6 record and a 3.70 ERA, will start for the Phillies. Wheeler has been a force on the mound, and his consistency is a significant asset for his team.

Potent Batting Lineup:

The Phillies boast a batting lineup with players like Bryce Harper and Kyle Schwarber who can deliver big hits when needed. Their offensive prowess will be crucial in this matchup.

Hungry for Playoffs:

The Phillies are eager to secure a playoff spot, and they'll come into this game with the determination to win and keep their postseason hopes alive.

 

Atlanta Braves

The Atlanta Braves have already clinched their division, and this game might see them take a more relaxed approach.

Kyle Wright on the Mound:

Kyle Wright, with a 0-2 record and a 7.48 ERA, will start for the Braves. While the Braves have a strong lineup, their focus may not be as intense in this game due to their division-clinching achievement.

Division Clinched:

With the division already secured, the Braves might not play their key players for the entire game, potentially giving the Phillies an advantage.

 

Prediction:

Considering the circumstances, the scales tip in favor of the Philadelphia Phillies in this game. Zack Wheeler's pitching prowess, the Phillies' potent batting lineup, and their hunger for a playoff spot make them the team to watch. Zack Wheeler is 11-7 with an ERA of 3.24 and 168 strikeouts in 26 appearances against the Braves in his career while Kyle Wright has a 2-4 record with an ERA of 5.13 and 26 strikeouts in 7 appearances against the Phillies in his career.

While the Braves are a strong team, their division-clinching achievement might lead to a more relaxed approach, giving the Phillies the opportunity to secure a crucial victory.

 

Pick: Philadelphia Phillies ML +100

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