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Philadelphia Phillies vs Atlanta Braves 9/22/22 MLB Picks, Predictions, Odds

Atlanta Braves (93-56) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (81-67)
September 22, 2022 7:15 pm EDT
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies +130 / Atlanta Braves -154; Over/Under: +7
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The Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies meet Thursday in MLB action at Citizens Bank Park. The Atlanta Braves look for a win after winning 6 of their last 8 games. The Philadelphia Phillies need a win after losing 5 of their last 6 games.

The Atlanta Braves have scored 10 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 8 games. The Braves have won 5 straight games when scoring 4 or more runs. Dansby Swanson leads the Braves with 164 hits and 88 RBI, while Austin Riley and Matt Olson have combined for 292 hits and 183 RBI. Max Fried gets the ball, and he is 13-6 with a 2.52 ERA and 159 strikeouts this season. Fried is 4-3 with a 3.88 ERA and 71 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.

The Philadelphia Phillies have scored 17 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 7 of their last 12 games. The Phillies have won 5 of their last 6 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Alec Bohm leads the Phillies with 154 hits and 67 RBI, while Nick Castellanos and Rhys Hoskins have combined for 264 hits and 133 RBI. Ranger Suarez gets the ball, and he is 9-5 with a 3.53 ERA and 118 strikeouts this season. Suarez is 1-2 with a 3.75 ERA and 37 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.

The Braves are 1-4 in their last 5 road games and 70-29 in their last 99 overall. The Phillies are 19-7 in their last 26 home games and 9-3 in their last 12 Thursday games. The under is 5-0 in Braves last 5 overall. The over is 4-1 in Phillies last 5 home games. The Braves are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

The Philadelphia Phillies need to prove they can string wins together before we can trust them on a consistent basis. Also, Ranger Suarez has been worse off at home this season, with his 4.70 ERA and .277 allowed batting average. Max Fried has been incredible all season long, and that includes allowing 29 hits and 11 earned runs in his last 43 innings. It’s also worth noting the Braves have lost 2 or more games in a row just twice since August 9. Give me the Braves and the reasonable price.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:
Atlanta Braves -154

Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA.
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