Braves vs. Phillies - 9/19/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Phillies (56-91) at Atlanta Braves (57-90)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Turner Field)
Jerad Eickhoff (1-3) (3.90) vs. Ryan Weber (0-1) (4.38)
The Line: Atlanta Braves -114 / Philadelphia Phillies +104 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves play game two Saturday night.
The Philadelphia Phillies need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Phillies have scored three runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last nine games. The Phillies have lost 10 straight when scoring three or less runs. Odubel Herrera leads Philly with 135 hits and 40 RBI while Freddy Galvis and Cesar Hernandez have combined for 76 RBI. The Philadelphia Phillies have lost five straight road games. Jerad Eickhoff gets the ball, and he’s 1-3 with a 3.90 ERA and 24 strikeouts this season. This is Eickhoff’s first career game against the Braves.
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The Atlanta Braves need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Braves have scored three runs in their last three games and three or less runs in four straight games. The Braves have lost five of their last seven when scoring three or less runs. Nick Markakis leads Atlanta with 169 hits and 49 RBI while Andrelton Simmons and Cameron Maybin have combined for 93 RBI. The Atlanta Braves have lost six of their last eight home games. Ryan Weber takes the hill, and he’s 0-1 with a 4.38 ERA and four strikeouts this season. This is Weber’s second career game against the Phillies.
The Phillies are 14-30 in their last 44 during game 2 of a series and 7-2 in their last 9 Saturday games. The Braves are 17-35 in their last 52 during game 2 of a series and 0-5 in their last 5 Saturday games. The Phillies are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Atlanta.
You have to be off your rocker if you're looking at capping this game. It's damn near impossible. However, neither of these teams are scoring runs at all, so the under seems like the best bet.