Braves vs. Phillies - 7/3/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Phillies (27-53) at Atlanta Braves (37-41)
MLB Baseball: Friday, July 3, 2015 at 7:35 pm (Turner Field)
K Correia (0-2) (3.60) vs. J Teheran (5-4) (4.94)
The Line: Atlanta Braves -186 / Philadelphia Phillies +176 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-PHI, FSN-S
The Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves begin a three-game series Friday night.
The Philadelphia Phillies look for a win to snap a four-game losing streak. The Phillies have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last five games. The Phillies have split their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Ben Revere leads Philadelphia with 89 hits and 21 RBI while Ryan Howard and Freddy Galvis have combined for 55 RBI. The Philadelphia Phillies have lost six of their last eight road games. Kevin Correia gets the nod, and he’s 0-2 with a 3.60 ERA and 13 strikeouts this season. Correia is 4-3 with a 3.88 ERA and 32 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.
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The Atlanta Braves need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Braves have scored seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Braves have won five of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. Nick Markakis leads Atlanta with 89 hits and 23 RBI while Freddie Freeman and Andrelton Simmons have combined for 70 RBI. The Atlanta Braves have won five of their last six home games. Julio Teheran takes the hill, and he’s 5-4 with a 4.94 ERA and 74 strikeouts this season. Teheran is 3-3 with a 2.92 ERA and 35 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.
The Phillies are 9-23 in their last 32 vs. National League East and 1-7 in their last 8 during game 1 of a series. The Braves are 2-6 in their last 8 during game 1 of a series and 4-1 in Teherans last 5 home starts. The over is 3-0-1 in the last 4 meetings.
The Phillies are putting runs on the board despite losing efforts, and the over has been the most consistent part of this series. I like the over in this spot.