The Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves meet Saturday in MLB action atTruist Park. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Preview
The Philadelphia Phillies have scored 17 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 10 games. The Phillies have won 7 of their last 9 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Bryson Stott leads the Phillies with 60 hits and 20 RBI, while Nick Castellanos and Trea Turner have combined for 111 hits and 42 RBI. Zack Wheeler gets the ball, and he is 3-4 with a 4.11 ERA and 64 strikeouts this season. Wheeler is 10-7 with a 3.16 ERA and 152 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.
Atlanta Braves Betting Preview
The Atlanta Braves have scored 16 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 9 of their last 12 games. The Braves have won 5 of their last 8 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Ronald Acuna Jr. leads the Braves with 65 hits and 27 RBI, while Austin Riley and Ozzie Albies have combined for 102 hits and 58 RBI. Charlie Morton gets the ball, and he is 5-4 with a 3.61 ERA and 54 strikeouts this season. Morton is 5-6 with a 4.81 ERA and 93 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.
The Phillies are 4-1 in their last 5 Saturday games and 3-8 in their last 11 overall. The Braves are 29-13 in their last 42 Saturday games and 57-26 in their last 83 home games. The over is 5-2-2 in Phillies last 9 overall. The over is 3-1-1 in Braves last 5 overall. The Phillies are 5-13 in the last 18 meetings in Atlanta.
We're getting the Atlanta Braves at a cheap price at home, and that's key considering they're far and away the more trustworthy side. Charlie Morton has also been the better pitcher so far this season over Zack Wheeler, who also has an ERA over 5 on the road this season. I'll take the cheap price with the Braves at home.