Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 9/20/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Phillies (56-92) at Atlanta Braves (58-90)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 1:35 pm (Turner Field)
Aaron Nola (6-2) (4.11) vs. J Teheran (10-7) (4.34)
The Line: Atlanta Braves -135 / Philadelphia Phillies +125 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia Phillies continue their series at Turner Field with the Atlanta Braves Sunday.
The Philadelphia Philies haven’t been winning a lot of games but many of their new faces are gaining experience. The Phillies bullpen cost them in a 2-1 defeat at Atlanta on Saturday which squandered a great effort by starter Jerad Eickhoff. Eickhoff tossed seven scoreless frames before Jerome Williams gave up two runs without recording an out to blow the save and get the loss. The Phils logged three hits and walked twice with Brian Bogusevic scoring the lone run. The Phillies send rookie Aaron Nola to the mound face Atlanta for the third time. On the season Nola has gone 6-2 in eleven starts with a 4.11 ERA and is considered to be one of their best pitching options.
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If the Atlanta Braves are rebuilding then they will need more then a season as this year has not been good. The Braves had lost seven of ten before a late rally got them in the win column against the visiting Phillies on Saturday. Starter Ryan Weber was outstanding with a run plated on two hits and a pair of free passes through seven innings. The Bravos mustered seven hits and walked three times with Freddie Freeman doubling in Pedro Ciriaco and Nick Markakis. Right hander Julio Teheran toes the rubber versus the Phillies looking to continue his latest surge. Over his last three starts Teheran has gone 1-0 with a 1.29 WHIP and 1.93 ERA.
Philadelphia are 6-18 in their last 24 overall and are 6-18 in their last 24 games on grass while going 26-58 in their last 84 road games. Atlanta are 5-16 in their last 21 home games and are 13-41 in their last 54 overall while going 13-39 in their last 52 on grass. Not much to choose from here except Teheran has done well against the Phillies…