Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies, Saturday, MLB Baseball Sports Betting, Las Vegas Odds, Picks and Predictions

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ATLANTA BRAVES PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
6-10, 5th in National League East April 22, 7:05 PM | Grass of Citizens Bank Park 7-9, 4th in National League East
Atlanta at Philadelphia
When: 7:05 PM ET, Saturday, April 22, 2017
Where: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
TV: 7:05 p.m. ET, FSN South (Atlanta), CSN Philadelphia
PITCHING MATCHUP: Braves LH Jaime Garcia (0-1, 4.67) vs. Phillies RH Jerad Eickhoff (0-1, 2.75)
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Atlanta Braves [J. Garcia -L] +1½ -205 +110 Ov 7½ -105
Philadelphia Phillies [J. Eickhoff -R] -1½ +175 -120 Un 7½ -115
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The Atlanta Braves and the Philadelphia Phillies will meet on the field at Citizens Bank Park on Saturday in a battle of division rivals.

The Braves will pin their hopes on the pitching of left hander Jaime Garcia in this game. Garcia has a 0-1 record and a 4.67 ERA this season.

Meanwhile, it’ll be Jerad Eickhoff who starts for the Phillies. Right hander Eickhoff is 0-1 with a 3.20 ERA so far this season.

Garcia recorded his best outing this season Monday but settled for a no-decision after allowing two runs on five hits in 6 1/3 innings against San Diego. The 30-year-old was taken deep once versus the Padres and for the fourth time this season, while his three walks on Monday marked the third straight time he has issued multiple free passes in a contest. Garcia sports a 3-4 career record with a 2.82 ERA versus Philadelphia, limiting the club to a .225 batting average while keeping Freddy Galvis hitless in nine at-bats.

Eickhoff has pitched well in all three outings this season, yielding seven runs (six earned) on 16 hits while striking out 18 in 19 2/3 innings. The 26-year-old settled for his second straight no-decision Sunday despite permitting three runs in six frames at Washington. Eickhoff has surrendered one home run in each trip to the mound this season but has only been taken deep three times in six career starts versus Atlanta en route to winning two of three decisions with a 1.54 ERA.

Oddsmakers currently have the Phillies listed as 120-moneyline favorites versus the Braves, while the game’s total is sitting at 7½.

The Philadelphia Phillies have taken their lumps in the National League East over the last few years, but they slowly have begun exacting a bit of revenge against some teams that were responsible for their misfortune. The Phillies vie for their fourth win in five games overall and a series victory over the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park on Saturday, just two days removed from ending a string of six straight series losses to the New York Mets.

“It was nice to beat them like we beat the Mets,” Philadelphia manager Pete Mackanin said after Friday’s 4-3 victory curtailed a seven-game losing skid to Atlanta. Cesar Hernandez collected a double and two singles in the series opener to record his eighth multi-hit performance in his last 12 games while improving his career batting average against the Braves to .335. Atlanta’s Freddie Freeman, who has done his fair share of flustering the Phillies, belted his fourth homer in five games and looks to continue his success versus Saturday starter Jerad Eickhoff (6-for-16, two solo homers). The cellar-dwelling Braves will try to avoid their second five-game losing skid over the last 15 games on Saturday.

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Atlanta:
Team record: 6-10 SU
Current Streak: lost 4 straight games.
Atlanta is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
Atlanta is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Atlanta is 11-5 ATS in its last 16 games on the road

Philadelphia:
Team record: 7-9 SU
Philadelphia is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Philadelphia is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Philadelphia is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games

Next up:
Atlanta at Philadelphia Sunday, April 23

MLB TIPS

1. Philadelphia 3B Maikel Franco is 2-for-28 in his last seven games to see his average fall to .164.

2. Atlanta OF Matt Kemp is 0-for-8 since returning from the 10-day disabled list on Thursday.

3. Phillies OF Aaron Altherr is 7-for-17 with three RBIs and six runs scored during his five-game hitting streak.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Philadelphia Phillies will win outright at -120 and the game will stay under 7½ runs according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com.

PREDICTION: Phillies 3, Braves 2 at bovada-logo-top-book.

SMART CHART
ATL TEAM PHI
3.75 RUNS 4.75
4.75 RUNS AGNST 4.56
-1.00 DIFF 0.19
-$317 MONEY $27
4.21 TEAM ERA 4.64
8.50 OFF HITS 8.44
2.56 OFF WALKS 3.06
7.81 OFF Ks 9.00
8.50 DEF HITS 8.31
3.50 DEF WALKS 3.19
6.50 DEF Ks 7.88
INJURIES
ATLANTA BRAVES
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Chris Withrow P 15-Day Disabled List
Matt Marksberry P 15-Day Disabled List
Jesse Biddle P 15-Day Disabled List
Andrew McKirahan P 15-Day Disabled List
William Perez P 15-Day Disabled List
Paco Rodriguez P 60-Day Disabled List
Mallex Smith OF 15-day Disabled List
Dan Winkler P 15-Day Disabled List
A.J. Pierzynski C 15-Day Disabled List
Eric O’Flaherty P 15-Day Disabled List
Rob Whalen P 15-Day Disabled List
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Zach Eflin P 15-Day Disabled List
Aaron Nola P 15-Day Disabled List
Matt Harrison P 60-Day Disabled List
Charlie Morton P 60-Day Disabled List
Andres Blanco SS 15-Day Disabled List
BETTING TRENDS
ATLANTA BRAVES
Atlanta is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Atlanta’s last 7 games on the road
Atlanta is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Atlanta is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
Philadelphia is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games
Philadelphia is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 5 games
Philadelphia is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 6 games when playing at home against Atlanta
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
Atlanta’s Overall Scoring vs Philadelphia’s Overall Defense 3.8 11 4.6 13
Atlanta’s Away Scoring vs Philadelphia’s Home Defense 3.3 11 5.6 15
Atlanta’s Road ERA vs Philadelphia’s Home ERA Allowed 4.3 9 6.1 2
Philadelphia’s Overall Scoring vs Atlanta’s Overall Defense 4.8 4 4.8 15
Philadelphia’s Home Scoring vs Atlanta’s Road Defense 6.0 2 5.1 13
Philadelphia’s Home ERA vs Atlanta’s Road ERA Allowed 5.6 15 2.9 11
TOP 3/BOTTOM 3
BRAVES
Braves are second in the league in free passes at 3.3 per game.
Braves are second worst in K’s per game with 8.5.
Braves are the toughest team to score on in the league, allowing just 3.4 runs per game.
Braves are second best in walks allowed in the league at 2.5 per game.
PHILLIES
Phillies are the third lowest scoring team in the league at 3.8 runs per game.
Phillies are second worst in the league in free passes at 2.6 per game.
Phillies have the second weakest defence in the league at 4.6 runs per game.
Phillies are second worst in the league in giving up hits, allowing 9.0 per game.

 

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