Phillies vs. Braves - 8/1/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Braves (46-56) at Philadelphia Phillies (39-64)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)
Matt Wisler vs. Aaron Nola (1-1) (3.29)
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies -112 / Atlanta Braves +102 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSO, WCAU
The Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies play game three Saturday night.
The Atlanta Braves need a win to snap a five-game losing streak. The Braves have scored four runs in their last three games and three or less runs in nine straight games. The Braves have lost eight of their last nine games when scoring three or less runs. Nick Markakis leads Atlanta with 114 hits and 32 RBI while Cameron Maybin and Andrelton Simmons have combined for 77 RBI. The Atlanta Braves have lost seven of their last eight road games. Matt Wisler gets the ball, and he’s 5-1 with a 3.43 ERA and 26 strikeouts this season. This will be Wisler’s first career game against the Phillies.
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The Philadelphia Phillies look to keep rolling after winning seven of their last eight games. The Phillies have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Phillies have won nine straight games when scoring more than three runs. Freddy Galvis leads Philly with 95 hits and 26 RBI while Ryan Howard and Odubel Herrera have combined for 85 RBI. The Philadelphia Phillies have won seven of their last eight home games. Aaron Nola takes the hill, and he’s 1-1 with a 3.29 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. This will be Nola’s first career game against the Braves.
The Braves are 1-6 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series and 4-1 in Wislers last 5 starts. The Phillies are 2-6 in their last 8 Saturday games and 5-2 in their last 7 vs. a team with a losing record. The under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Philadelphia.
The Braves have been a bunch of zombies in the second half of the season, as this team can't put runs on the board at all. Like none. Zero. At this point, you almost feel like you have to back the red hot Phillies at home. Even if that sounds crazy.