Phillies vs. Braves - 7/30/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Braves (46-54) at Philadelphia Phillies (38-63)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)
S Miller (5-7) (2.27) vs. Aaron Harang
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies / Atlanta Braves --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SPSO, CSPh
The Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies begin a four-game series Thursday night.
The Atlanta Braves need a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Braves have scored four runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven straight games. The Braves have lost eight of their last nine games when scoring three or less runs. Nick Markakis leads Atlanta with 111 hits and 32 RBI while Cameron Maybin and Jace Peterson have combined for 88 RBI. The Atlanta Braves have lost 10 of their last 11 road games. Shelby Miller gets the ball, and he’s 5-7 with a 2.27 ERA and 107 strikeouts this season. Miller is 3-1 with a 2.03 ERA and 32 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.
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The Philadelphia Phillies look to keep rolling after winning six of their last eight games. The Phillies have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Phillies have won seven straight games when scoring more than three runs. Ben Revere leads Philly with 108 hits and 26 RBI while Ryan Howard and Freddy Galvis have combined for 79 RBI. The Philadelphia Phillies have won five of their last six home games. Aaron Harang takes the hill, and he’s 4-11 with a 4.08 ERA and 73 strikeouts this season. Harang is 3-3 with a 3.59 ERA and 54 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.
The Braves are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. National League East and 1-10 in Millers last 11 starts. The Phillies are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. National League East and 1-10 in Harangs last 11 starts. The Braves are 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in Philadelphia and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings overall.
Both pitchers have been awful as of late, especially Harang who has allowed a combined 16 runs in his last three starts. There's no official line at the time this article was posted, but I'm siding with the over on whatever it is.