Philadelphia Phillies vs. Atlanta Braves - 9/7/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Braves (54-83) at Philadelphia Phillies (53-84)
MLB Baseball: Monday, September 7, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)
W Perez (4-6) (5.65) vs. A Harang (5-14) (4.89)
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies -134 / Atlanta Braves +124 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia Phillies and the Atlanta Braves face off on Monday at Citizen’s Bank Ballpark for game one of their MLB series of the bottom two teams in the National League East.
The Philadelphia Phillies are having a miserable season and they have the worst record in baseball. The Phillies are 3-7 in their last 10 games, 30-35 at home, and they are 22.5 games back in the NL East. AS a team the Phillies are hitting .253 with Odubel Herrera hitting .302, Cesar Hernandez hitting .268, and Freddy Galvis hitting .265. The Phillies pitching staff has an ERA of 4.86 with the starters at 5.48 and the bullpen at 3.83. For game one against the Braves the Phillies start Aaron Harang who has allowed 155 hits and 78 earned runs while striking out 90 over 143.2 innings for a 5-14 record and a 4.89 ERA.
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The Atlanta Braves are struggling badly and they have the second worst overall record in baseball this season. The Braves have lost their last 12 games, they are 21-51 on the road, and they are 21.5 games back in the NL East. As a team the Braves are hitting .250 with Nick Markakis hitting .295, Freddie Freeman hitting .284, and Cameron Maybin hitting .268. The Braves pitching staff has an ERA of 4.59 with the starters at 4.52 and the bullpen at 4.71. For game one at Philadelphia the Braves start Williams Perez who has allowed 97 hits and 54 earned runs while striking out 52 over 86 innings for a 4-6 record and a 5.65 ERA.
Philadelphia is 3-8 in their last 11 home games, 1-6 against the National League East, and 3-13 in Harang’s last 16 starts. The Braves are 15-37 following a loss, 15-42 as an underdog, and 0-5 in Perez’s last five road starts. Atlanta is 1-4 in their last five games against Philadelphia.
The Phillies have ben lousy lately but the Braves have been worse and Perez has an ERA over 14 in his last three starts and I look for the Phillies to get the win here.