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Philadelphia Phillies vs. Atlanta Braves - 4/29/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Atlanta Braves (15-11) at Philadelphia Phillies (16-10)

MLB Baseball: Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 1:35 pm (Citizens Bank Park)

B McCarthy (3-0) (3.38) vs. Vincent Velasquez (1-3) (4.50)

The Line: Philadelphia Phillies -125 / Atlanta Braves +115 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-South

NL East MLB action sees the Philadelphia Phillies taking the field with the Atlanta Braves on Sunday.

The Atlanta Braves have an opportunity for back to back wins after downing Philadelphia 4-1 on Saturday. Atlanta starter Mike Foltynewicz was at the top of his game with the lone run plated on three hits over six innings of work.

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Philadelphia Phillies vs. Atlanta Braves - 4/29/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

The Braves logged nine hits and walked five times with Nick Markakis launching his 4th long ball while Ozzie Albies drove in a run and scored. Veteran right hander Brandon McCarthy toes the rubber at Philadelphia Sunday for the second time in 2018. McCarthy did not get a decision in a 9-7 loss at Cincinnati with five runs scoring (three earned) on six hits in five frames.

The Philadelphia Phillies struggled early on the mound and the offense never found a groove in Saturday’s 4-1 defeat at the hands of visiting Atlanta. Philadelphia starter Nick Pivetta was charged with all four runs on six hits and three BB through six innings.

The Phillies were limited to five hits and five bases on balls with Maikel Franco supplying the offense with his third long ball of 2018.

Vince Velasquez toes the rubber for the Phillies in the final game of the series with the Braves. Velasquez struggled last time out in an 8-4 defeat to Arizona with four runs plated on four hits and two BB over 4.2 innings.

Atlanta are 7-0 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series and  are 4-1 in McCarthy’s last 5 starts. Under is 14-3-2 in Philadelphia last 19 Sunday games and Philadelphia are 13-4 in their last 17 overall and Philadelphia are 6-2 in their last 8 games on grass.

This is a rematch on the mound for the third time these pitchers have faced one another. McCarthy and Atlanta have won both and I’ll press my luck and look for three straight…

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