Phillies at Braves - 5/10/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Phillies (18-14) at Atlanta Braves (7-23)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Turner Field)
Adam Morgan (0-0) (6.00) vs. Matt Wisler (1-2) (3.24)
The Line: Atlanta Braves / Philadelphia Phillies --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves begin a three-game series Tuesday night at Turner Field.
The Philadelphia Phillies look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Phillies have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Philadelphia Phillies offense has struggled all season long but they are 9-4 when scoring more than three runs. Odubel Herrera leads Philadelphia with 36 hits, Maikel Franco has 17 RBI and Freddy Galvis has three home runs. Adam Morgan gets the ball, and he’s 0-0 with a 6.00 ERA and nine strikeouts this season. Morgan is 0-3 with a 4.00 ERA and nine strikeouts in his career against the Braves.
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The Atlanta Braves look for a win in order to snap a four-game losing streak. The Braves have allowed 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Atlanta Braves have an ERA of 4.72 and have lost 11 straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Nick Markakis leads Atlanta with 32 hits, Freddie Freeman has eight RBI and Adonis Garcia has one home run. Matt Wisler takes the hill, and he’s 1-2 with a 3.24 ERA and 23 strikeouts this season. This will be Wisler’s second career game against the Phillies.
The Phillies are 6-1 in their last 7 vs. National League East and 1-4 in Morgans last 5 starts. The Braves are 17-35 in their last 52 home games and 1-4 in Wislers last 5 starts. The Phillies are 1-7 in the last 8 meetings in Atlanta and 0-4 in the last 4 meetings overall.
The Braves continue to show that they may be the worst team in baseball, as the offense can't score and the pitching staff isn't exactly great either. The Phillies have been the surprise team so far and while I'm not sure how long that lasts, I have to side with the road team here.