Philadelphia Phillies vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 24 (5/24): MLB

Philadelphia Phillies vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 24 (5/24): MLB

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Odds

Time 7:20 p.m. EST
Phillies money line +134
Phillies  run line +1.5 (-160)
Braves money line -160
Braves run line -1.5 (+135)
Over / under 8

 

Key stats

  Philadelphia Phillies  Atlanta Braves
Record 20-22 19-23
Road / home record 9-9 10-12
Last 10 record 5-5 4-6
Streak W2 L2
Over / under record 21-19-2 23-16-3
Runs / game 4.50 4.10
Runs allowed / game 4.25 4.35

 

Preview

The Atlanta Braves and the Philadelphia Phillies will play the 2nd game series at the Truist Park on Tuesday. The Phillies took the win 7-3 in the first of the series.

Philadelphia Phillies

The Phillies get to this game with a 20-22 record and have lost 3 of their last 5 games. The team is averaging 4.50 runs per game while allowing 4.25 runs. Bryce Harper leads the team with 9 home runs and 27 RBI batting for .295 avg.

Wheeler pitched 6 2/3 strong innings with a season-high 10 strikeouts in the first of the series vs Braves.

Probable Pitcher: 

Kyle Gibson (3-2, 3.98 ERA) will take the mound in the 2nd game of the series for the Phillies. Gibson took the loss after allowing two runs on eight hits across 5.2 innings during Thursday's 2-0 loss to the Padres. He recorded seven strikeouts and zero walks. He had one start against the Braves last season and allowed 4 runs but struck out 8 across 4 runs.

Atlanta Braves

The Braves get here with a 19-23 record and have lost 3 of their last 5 games. The team is averaging 4.10 runs per game with a .228 at bat while allowing 4.35 runs. Marcell Ozuna is leading the team with 8 home runs and 20 RBI while Matt Olson has the better batting average with .244. 

Max Fried leads the pitching staff with 4 wins and a 3.31 ERA and 47 strikeouts.

Probable Pitcher:

Max Fried (4-2, 3.31 ERA) will be on the mound for the Atlanta in the 2nd game of the series. Fried didn't factor into the decision in Wednesday's 7-6 extra-innings loss to the Brewers, giving up three runs on seven hits and two walks over six innings. He struck out six. In his last 3 starts against the Phillies he has a 3.70 ERA and 20 strikeouts across 20 innings pitched.

BETTING TRENDS

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 5 games on the road.

Philadelphia are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Atlanta.

The total has gone OVER in 13 of Atlanta's last 20 games.

The total has gone OVER in 6 of Atlanta's last 7 games at home.

Prediction

The Phillies offense is hot right now as they have averaged 5 runs per game in their last 3 games. The Braves will look to tie the series and will face Kyle Gibson who allowed 4 runs the last time he faced them. With both teams averaging over 4 runs per game and the over cashing big time, I'm taking the over on this one.

PICK: Over 8 (-110)

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