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Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 4/18/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Philadelphia Phillies (10-6) at Atlanta Braves (9-7)

MLB Baseball: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 7:35 pm (SunTrust Park)

Vincent Velasquez (1-1) (3.52) vs. B McCarthy (2-0) (3.31)

The Line: Atlanta Braves -110 / Philadelphia Phillies +100 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-Southeast

NL East rivals the Philadelphia Phillies clash with the Atlanta Braves in Wednesday MLB action.

The Philadelphia Phillies will be gunning for back to back wins after downing Atlanta 5-1 in ten innings. Philadelphia starter Nick Pivetta gave up the lone run on five hits over 5.1 frames with five relievers tossing 4.2 scoreless innings.

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Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 4/18/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Phillies banged out eight hits and walked ten times with Rhys Hoskins smacking a two run double while Maikel Franco went 2-5 with a pair of runs driven in followed by Cesar Hernandez scored two times.

Vince Velasquez toes the rubber at Atlanta Wednesday for the second time in 2018. Velasquez did not get a decision in a 2-1 victory at Tampa Bay where he gave up a run over 6.2 innings. 

The Atlanta Braves struggled at the plate and the bullpen imploded on Tuesday night. Atlanta starter Mike Foltynewicz gave up a run on four hits and four bases on balls through six innings with Jose Ramirez getting the loss with four runs plated in the 10th. 

The Braves managed eight hits and four free passes with Preston Tucker driving in Ender Inciarte with the only run in the first inning. Brandon McCarthy draws his second start against Philadelphia for the second time this season. McCarthy comes off of a 5-3 win (ND) at Washington where he gave up a run through five frames.

Philadelphia  are 32-68 in their last 100 road games and  are 8-19 in Velasquez’s last 27 starts and over is 16-7 in Velasquez’s last 23 starts overall. Under is 7-1 in Atlanta last 8 overall and under is 7-1 in Atlanta last 8 on grass and over is 23-10-3 in Atlanta last 36 Wednesday games. Under is 7-2-1 in the last 10 meetings in Atlanta and Philadelphia are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings.

This is a rematch that took place back in opening week that Atlanta won 15-2. Nobody will score 15 but I’ll take a shot with the Braves…

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