The Philadelphia Phillies sent a message to the Braves in the opening game of their series, pounding 7 runs past Atlanta in what was a statement win for a team previously coasting towards the postseason. Can they keep the good times rolling on Tuesday?
Phillies vs Braves info
Date: Tuesday, September 19th
Time: 7:20PM ET
Location: Truist Park, Atlanta
TV channel: MLB TV
Phillies vs Braves Betting odds
Money line: Philadelphia Phillies (+180) | Atlanta Braves (-218)
Run Line: Philadelphia Phillies +1.5 (-115) | Atlanta Braves -1.5 (+115)
Run total: Over/Under 9 (-110)
Christopher Sanchez (2-4, 3.40 ERA) vs Spencer Strider (17-5, 3.73 ERA)
Christopher Sanchez will start this one for the Phils on the back of a bumpy outing last time out. Conveniently enough, that was also against the Braves, who lit him up for 8 hits and 4 runs in the loss. It was the most hits Sanchez has given up all season, so it might be fair to assume some level of resurgence from that game.
Across from Sanchez is Spencer Strider. He’s had yet another incredible season and against the Phils, that’s no exception. In three appearances (19 innings), he’s allowed just 4 RBI’s and a .200 batting average. He allowed one run and 4 hits in his most recent matchup, also against the Phils, and will be hoping to silence an offense that exploded against his team last night.
Phillies vs Braves Betting preview
The Braves don’t have much to play for at this point, but neither do the Phils. Philadelphia had seemingly taken its foot off the gas in recent weeks with the Wild Card race all but wrapped up, but maybe Atlanta lifting the NL East Crown on their turf left a sour taste.
However, the Braves are 47-26 at home this year, which is definitely something worth noting, and 7-4 against the Phillies.
I think this game will be very difficult to predict, but this total feels extremely high for a game where Spencer Strider is pitching. Christopher Sanchez is no slouch, but this could very easily end up being a 4-3 kinda game and there’s no reason to expect a 10+ run night with these two pitchers at the helm. I’ll be backing the UNDER.
From a prop perspective, the Phils rank 5th in slugging this season and while it’s like throwing blind darts and hoping one sticks, there is some value on J.T Realmuto to record a hit at -135. He homered last time out and has 5 hits in his last 5 appearances. He’s not as dominant as he has been, batting .248 this year, but he’s still always a strong play at this kind of price.
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