Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 7/29/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Phillies (47-57) at Atlanta Braves (35-67)
MLB Baseball: Friday, July 29, 2016 at 7:35 pm (Turner Field)
Vincent Velasquez (8-2) (3.34) vs. Tyrell Jenkins (0-2) (6.17)
The Line: Atlanta Braves +121 / Philadelphia Phillies -131 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia Phillies continue their series at Turner Field against the rival Atlanta Braves.
The Philadelphia Phillies have a shot at reaching .500 but that might be a stretch with their struggles at the plate. The Phillies had dropped four of five before some rare offense led the way to a 7-4 victory at Atlanta. Phils starter Aaron Nola gave up three runs on eight hits over five frames. Philly totaled ten hits and three walks with Maikel Franco, Tommy Joseph and Aaron Altherr going deep and combining for six RBI’s and five runs. The Phillies have slated Vince Velasquez to face the Braves for the second time this year. Velasquez struggled last time out in a 5-4 loss at Pittsburgh with four runs given up on seven hits and four BB over six innings.
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The entire season has been a struggle for the Atlanta Braves who are slowly rebuilding. The Braves winning streak ended at two games with their pitching struggling in Thursday’s defeat to visiting Philadelphia. Bravos starter Matt Wisler fell to 4-11 with seven runs scoring (six earned) on seven hits including three long balls. Atlanta pounded out 13 hits and walked seven times with Adonis Garcia going 2-4 with a pair of RBI’s while Freddie Freeman scored twice and drove in a run.Rookie Tyrell Jenkins draws the start against the Phillies Friday for his 4th start of the year. Overall, Jenkins has seven appearances and has gone 0-2 with a 6.17 ERA in 23.1 frames.
The under is 9-4 in Philadelphia’s last 13 overall and is 9-4 in their last 13 on grass. The under is 5-2-1 in Atlanta’s last 8 overall and is 5-2-1 in their last 8 on grass while the Braves are 15-36 in their last 51 home games. The Phillies are 3-8 in the last 11 meetings in Atlanta. Right or wrong I’ll back what I know on the mound…