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Phillies vs. Braves - 8/2/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Atlanta Braves (46-57) at Philadelphia Phillies (40-64)

MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 1:35 pm (Citizens Bank Park)

J Teheran (6-6) (4.71) vs. Adam Morgan (2-2) (4.05)

The Line: Philadelphia Phillies +100 / Atlanta Braves -110 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds


The Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies end their four-game series Sunday afternoon.

The Atlanta Braves need a win in order to snap a six-game losing streak. The Braves have scored six runs in their last three games and three or less runs in 10 straight games. The Braves have lost six straight games when scoring three or less runs. Nick Markakis leads Atlanta with 115 hits and 33 RBI while Cameron Maybin and Andrelton Simmons have combined for 77 RBI. The Atlanta Braves have lost eight of their last nine road games. Julio Teheran takes the hill, and he’s 6-6 with a 4.71 ERA and 106 strikeouts this season. Teheran is 4-3 with a 2.56 ERA and 39 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.

Phillies vs. Braves - 8/2/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction


The Philadelphia Phillies look to keep rolling after winning eight of their last nine games. The Phillies have scored 25 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Phillies have won 10 straight games when scoring more than three runs. Freddy Galvis leads Philly with 97 hits and 29 RBI while Ryan Howard and Odubel Herrera have combined for 87 RBI. The Philadelphia Phillies have won five of their last six home games. Adam Morgan takes the hill, and he’s 2-2 with a 4.05 ERA and 20 strikeouts this season. This will be Morgan’s second career game against the Braves.

The Braves are 8-20 in their last 28 games as a road favorite and 0-4 in Teherans last 4 road starts. The Phillies are 4-1 in their last 5 Sunday games and 2-9 in their last 11 during game 4 of a series. The under is 10-4 in the last 14 meetings in Philadelphia.

Not sure how anybody can back the Braves with any type of confidence, as they've probably been the worst team in baseball during the secon half. Meanwhile, the Phillies remain the hottest team in the second half. I guess keep backing until it doesn't work anymore. 

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