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Philadelphia Phillies vs. Atlanta Braves - 9/4/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Atlanta Braves (52-83) at Philadelphia Phillies (60-74)

MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 4, 2016 at 1:35 pm (Citizens Bank Park)

J Teheran (4-9) (3.12) vs. Jake Thompson (1-4) (7.86)

The Line: Philadelphia Phillies +125 / Atlanta Braves -135 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds


On Sunday From Citizens Bank Park, the Atlanta Braves and the Philadelphia Phillies will be wrapping up their MLB series. 

The Braves took game one of this set 8-4. In Saturday’s matchup, it took 10 innings but Atlanta secured a 6-4 win. 

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Atlanta Braves - 9/4/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction


Atlanta will be rolling out RHP Julio Teheran in the starting role on Sunday. In 24 starts with a 4-9 record this year, Teheran holds a 3.19 ERA with a 1.02 WHIP in 152.2 innings. Against the Padres his last time out, Teheran managed seven innings, six hits and two earned for a win. 

It’s pretty easy to find the Braves’ key hitters. Freddie Freeman has 146 hits with 84 runs, 28 homers and 70 RBI. Nick Markakis has hit 136 times with 53 runs and 75 RBI. Adonis Garcia has 116 hits with 52 runs and 50 RBI so far. 

Over on the Phillies’ side, we’ll be seeing RHP Jake Thompson make Sunday’s start. In his five starts and 1-4 record this year, Thompson holds a 7.86 ERA with a 1.63 WHIP in 26.1 innings. Thompson took another loss against the Nationals his last time out, with seven hits and two earned in seven innings. 

The Phillies have some interesting hitters as well. Odubel Herrera has hit 137 times with 68 runs and 42 RBI. Cesar Hernandez has bagged 127 hits with 53 runs and 35 RBI. Maikel Franco holds 123 hits with 55 runs, 22 homers and 73 RBI. 

The Braves are 19-43 in their last 62 game threes of a series, and 8-2 in Teheran’s last 10 Sunday starts. Atlanta is also 7-19 in Teheran’s last 26 starts overall, and 3-9 in Teheran’s last 12 starts against a team with a losing record. 

Meanwhile, the Phillies are 5-2 in their last seven game threes of a series, and 1-4 in Thompson’s last five starts. Philadelphia is also 1-4 in Thompson’s last five starts on grass, and the over is 7-3 in their last 10 Sunday games. 

The Braves have been playing pretty well recently (relatively speaking), so I’ll take Teheran and Atlanta to get the win here.

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