Braves vs. Phillies - 7/5/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Phillies (27-55) at Atlanta Braves (39-41)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, July 5, 2015 at 1:35 pm (Turner Field)
Cole Hamels vs. S Miller (5-4) (2.20)
The Line: Atlanta Braves -125 / Philadelphia Phillies +115 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-PHI, FSN-S
The Atlanta Braves look to sweep the Philadelphia Phillies Sunday afternoon.
The Philadelphia Phillies need a win to snap a six-game losing streak. The Phillies have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Phillies have lost four straight games when scoring more than three runs. Ben Revere leads Philadelphia with 90 hits and 21 RBI while Ryan Howard and Freddy Galvis have combined for 52 RBI. The Philadelphia Phillies have lost 10 of their last 12 road games. Cole Hamels gets the ball, and he’s 5-6 with a 3.22 ERA and 113 strikeouts this season. Hamels is 16-9 with a 3.21 ERA and 209 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.
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The Atlanta Braves look to build on their four-game winning streak. The Braves have scored 13 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last eight games. The Braves have split their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Nick Markakis leads Atlanta with 91 hits and 25 RBI while Freddie Freeman and Cameron Maybin have combined for 80 RBI. The Atlanta Braves have won seven of their last eight home games. Shelby Miller takes the hill, and he’s 5-4 with a 2.20 ERA and 80 strikeouts this season. Miller is 3-1 with a 2.41 ERA and 24 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.
The Phillies are 3-9 in their last 12 during game 3 of a series and 0-4 in Hamels' last 4 starts. The Braves are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 1-6 in Millers last 7 starts. The Phillies are 5-1 in Hamels' last 6 starts vs. Braves.
Hamels on the hill or not, the Phillies simply flat out suck. Not sure how anyone can feel confident backing this team, especially with the Braves getting a reasonable line.