Philadelphia Phillies vs Atlanta Braves 9/23/22 MLB Picks, Predictions, Odds

Atlanta Braves (93-57) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (82-67)
September 23, 2022 7:05 pm EDT
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies -156 / Atlanta Braves +120; Over/Under: +7
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The Atlanta Braves and the Philadelphia Phillies meet in an NL East division matchup in MLB action from Citizens Bank Park on Friday night.

The Atlanta Braves will look to rebound from a 1-0 loss at the hands of the Phillies in Thursday’s matchup. Matt Olson has 135 hits with a .235 batting average and a team-high 42 doubles while Marcell Ozuna has 99 hits with 16 doubles, 21 home runs and 51 RBIs. Austin Riley has 161 hits with 38 doubles, 37 home runs and 92 RBIs and Dansby Swanson also has 88 RBIs of his own as well as a .278 batting average and 164 hits this season. Jake Odorizzi will start here and is 5-5 with a 4.04 ERA and 73 strikeouts this season.

The Philadelphia Phillies will try to build off of their win over the Braves from Thursday’s series opener. Nick Castellanos has 132 hits with 27 doubles and 61 RBIs while Kyle Schwarber also has team-highs of 40 home runs and 85 RBIs as well this season. Alec Bohm’s posting a .289 batting average and a team-high 155 hits while Rhys Hoskins has 28 home runs and 72 RBIs so far this season. J.T. Realmuto also has 81 RBIs as well this season. Aaron Nola will start here and is 9-12 with a 3.38 ERA and 210 strikeouts this season.

Atlanta is 70-30 in their last 100 games overall and 36-15 in their last 51 Friday games while the under is 6-0 in their last 6 games against the NL East. Philadelphia is 12-5 in their last 17 Friday games and 35-17 in their last 52 home games while the under is 4-1-1 in their last 6 game two matchups.

I get the reasoning for the Phillies being favored at home, but the thing is that the Braves have had Aaron Nola’s number for much of the season and he hasn’t really been able to get over the hump against the Braves and I’m not sure why I’d pick this as the time for that to change. Philly got the win on Thursday, but the Phillies only had one run in that game and were lucky that Atlanta didn’t cash in on any of their chances. I think the Braves get revenge on Friday, so give me the Braves here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:
Atlanta +120

Chris Ruffolo

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