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

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PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES ATLANTA BRAVES
40-69, 5th in National League East August 8, 7:35 PM | Grass of SunTrust Stadium 51-59, 3rd in National League East
Philadelphia at Atlanta, MLB Baseball Sports Betting Lines
When: 7:35 PM ET, Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Where: SunTrust Park, Cumberland, Georgia
TV: 7:35 p.m. ET, CSN Philadelphia, FSN Southeast (Atlanta)
PITCHING MATCHUP: Phillies TBA vs. Braves RH Julio Teheran (7-9, 5.10 ERA)
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Philadelphia Phillies [Z. Eflin -R] +1½ -140 +151 Ov 9½ +105
Atlanta Braves [J. Teheran -R] -1½ +120 -161 Un 9½ -125
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The Philadelphia Phillies and the Atlanta Braves will both be trying to pick up a win on Tuesday when they battle at SunTrust Park.

The Phillies will give the ball to starter Zach Eflin in this one. Right hander Eflin is 0-3 this season with a 6.32 ERA.

It’ll be Julio Teheran toeing the rubber for the Braves in this contest. Right hander Teheran is 7-9 with a 5.17 ERA so far this season.

While the Phillies have not announced a starter for the series opener, Zach Eflin is in line to make his first major-league appearance since May 28. He missed a month after being demoted to the minors with an elbow injury, and would pitch Tuesday on four days rest despite allowing 16 runs on 23 hits in 17 innings in his past three starts at Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Eflin is 0-3 with a 6.13 ERA in eight major-league starts this season, including a seven-inning stint against Atlanta on April 23 in which he allowed one run on three hits.

Teheran’s home numbers have improved somewhat, but the fact remains he sports a 6.91 ERA with 48 runs allowed in 57 1/3 innings at home this season and regardless of venue has surrendered 27 homers – tied for the most in the NL. He held the Los Angeles Dodgers to three runs in five innings of a no-decision at home Wednesday, after losing three starts in a row to the Chicago Cubs, at Los Angeles and at Philadelphia. Despite allowing eight runs in 4 2/3 innings against the Phillies, Teheran owns a 6-2 record and 3.57 ERA on the road.

Oddsmakers currently have the Braves listed as 161-moneyline favorites versus the Phillies, while the game’s total is sitting at 9½.

The Philadelphia Phillies sit in last place in the National League East, but have reasons to be optimistic entering the opener of a two-game series Tuesday at the Atlanta Braves. The Phillies have dominated their division rival through 2017, sweeping a four-game series from Atlanta in Philadelphia to end last month and improve to 9-2 against the Braves this season while leadoff hitter Cesar Hernandez continues to impress since returning from an oblique injury in mid-July.

Hernandez is hitting .346 with a .915 OPS in 19 games since rejoining the lineup – helping Philadelphia go 10-9 in that stretch – and leads the Phillies in runs scored (55) and stolen bases (12) on the season. Atlanta is 3-3 on its current eight-game homestand, taking two of three from Miami after losing twice in three tries against NL West leader Los Angeles. Atlanta’s leadoff hitter also is performing at the plate, as center fielder Ender Inciarte brings a season-high 12-game hitting streak into the series opener after collecting two hits in Sunday’s 4-1 loss. There will be plenty of eyes on Braves starter Julio Teheran, who has struggled in his first season pitching at SunTrust Park and sparked speculation Atlanta may look to move the right-hander this offseason.

Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 4-1 loser as they battled the Marlins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Marlins at 130 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Philadelphia was a 3-2 winner on the road against the Rockies. Bettors on Philadelphia at 100 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

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Philadelphia:
Team record: 40-69 SU
Philadelphia is 14-7 ATS in its last 21 games
Philadelphia is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Philadelphia is 13-4 ATS in its last 17 games on the road

Atlanta:
Team record: 51-59 SU
Atlanta is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Atlanta is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta’s last 6 games

Next up:
Philadelphia at Atlanta Wednesday, August 9

MLB BASEBALL SPORTS BETTING TIPS

1. The Braves have lost 11 of their past 15 games and are hitting .237 as a team while averaging 6.7 runners left on base per contest in that span.

2. Phillies CF Odubel Herrera went 7-for-16 with two homers and five RBIs in the four-game sweep of the Braves last weekend, and brings a 10-game hitting streak into the series.

3. Atlanta began the week leading the majors in pinch-hit RBIs (33) and tied with San Diego for most pinch-hit homers (six).

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Atlanta Braves will win outright at -161 and the game will stay under 9½ runs according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com.

PREDICTION: Braves 5, Phillies 4 at bovada-logo-top-book.

SMART CHART
PHI TEAM ATL
4.01 RUNS 4.58
4.83 RUNS AGNST 5.09
-0.82 DIFF -0.51
-$2,093 MONEY $354
4.52 TEAM ERA 4.69
8.49 OFF HITS 8.96
3.02 OFF WALKS 2.83
8.61 OFF Ks 7.53
9.06 DEF HITS 9.00
3.27 DEF WALKS 3.54
7.71 DEF Ks 7.56
INJURIES
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
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
BETTING TRENDS
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
Philadelphia is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Philadelphia is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Philadelphia’s last 12 games when playing Atlanta
Philadelphia is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing Atlanta
Philadelphia is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
ATLANTA BRAVES
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta’s last 6 games
Atlanta is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Atlanta’s last 10 games at home
Atlanta is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Atlanta’s last 12 games when playing Philadelphia
Atlanta is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games when playing Philadelphia
Atlanta is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
Philadelphia’s Overall Scoring vs Atlanta’s Overall Defense 4.0 13 5.1 12
Philadelphia’s Away Scoring vs Atlanta’s Home Defense 3.8 15 5.3 14
Philadelphia’s Road ERA vs Atlanta’s Home ERA Allowed 4.7 10 4.3 9
Atlanta’s Overall Scoring vs Philadelphia’s Overall Defense 4.6 9 4.8 8
Atlanta’s Home Scoring vs Philadelphia’s Road Defense 4.3 9 4.8 9
Atlanta’s Home ERA vs Philadelphia’s Road ERA Allowed 4.9 13 3.4 15
TOP 3/BOTTOM 3
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.
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.

 

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