Braves vs Phillies: Best prop bets, TV schedule & betting preview for June 20th

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Philadelphia Phillies’ Alec Bohm (28) and Darick Hall (24) celebrate with teammates after a baseball game against the New York Yankees Tuesday, April 4, 2023, in New York. The Phillies won 4-1. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

The Philadelphia Phillies are officially one of the hottest teams in baseball once again. The red-hot Fightin’s now host Atlanta to try and keep the good times rolling against the head of the NL East Table.

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Braves vs Phillies info

Date: Tuesday, June 20th 
Time: 6:40pm ET
Location: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia
TV channel: NBSP, MLB TV

Braves vs Phillies Betting odds

Money line: Philadelphia Phillies (+120) | Atlanta Braves (-140)
Run Line: Philadelphia Phillies +1.5 (-145) | Atlanta Braves -1.5 (+120)
Run total: Over/Under 8 (-110)

Pitching matchup

Ranger Suarez (1-2, 3.82 ERA) vs Spencer Strider (7-2, 4.23 ERA)

The Phillies are finally beginning to click and Ranger Suarez is no exception to that rule. The lefty has been pitching brilliantly as of late, allowing just 4 runs in his last 4 outings. His most recent was a game against the Diamondbacks where although he allowed 4 hits, they came after he battled through 7 scoreless innings.

Suarez has gone at least 6 innings in each of his last 4 starts and been able to suffocate some potent offenses in that span, giving the likes of LA and the New York Mets a real headache. The Braves rank third in runs scored this season so if there is ever a game where Ranger’s elite play will be needed, this is the one.

The Braves will be sending out Spencer Strider to combat Suarez. The 25-year-old got torched by Detroit last time out, and gave up 8 runs to the Mets in the start before, which should at least give some hope to Philly. However, he’s still among the best young arms in the league who was sporting a 2.97 ERA prior to those two misfires.

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – MAY 22: Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Ranger Suarez (55) delivers during the Major League Baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Philadelphia Phillies on May 22, 2021 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Cody Glenn/Icon Sportswire)

Braves vs Phillies Betting preview

The Phillies are now 8-2 in their last 10 games and the race for the NL East is on. The Braves sit atop the NL East throne as things stand and are 8 games ahead of the 3rd place Phillies. Just like the Phils, they sport an electrifying offense and also happen to be red-hot. With a chance to really take a chunk out of that 8-game lead, the Phillies have to treat this as a must-win.

The key for the Phillies will be limiting home runs. The Braves lead the MLB in this metric while Philly ranks 19th in extra basses allowed. While not a direct correlation, this is an Atlanta offense that possesses plenty of power and will be in a batter-friendly setting if they can unseat Suarez.

The Phillies are 19-11 at home this year while the Braves are 22-11 on the road. There is very little to choose between the two teams when looking at betting trends. Sure, the Phils are 5-1 as road underdogs this year, but the Braves are 17-8 when favored on the road. Everything cancels out.

The best way to bet this game might simply be to back individual batters to record hits. There’s an abundance of big-time players in this game, with the likes of Eddie Rosario, Matt Olson, Ozzie Albies, and of course the familiar faces from Philadelphia.

As far as the game lines themselves, I’d be tempted to take the over. As good as the starting pitching is in this matchup, the offenses are that much better and it only takes one big moment for the floodgates to open. 8 feels too low here and if we go back to their playoff series, the OVER flew in 3 of the 4 games. I’ll back that again on Tuesday.

Philadelphia Phillies’ Trea Turner follows through after hitting a home run against Detroit Tigers pitcher Joey Wentz during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 5, 2023, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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