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#952 Atlanta Braves -185
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 7:20pm EDT
Written by Bosun Akinpelu

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The Atlanta Braves will be going for their third win in their last four games when they face the Philadelphia Phillies in the first game of their three-game series on Tuesday night. The game will be played at SunTrust Park and is scheduled to begin at 7:20 PM. ET.

Vince Velasquez, 6-7, 4.95 ERA, will get the start for the Phillies. The Braves will give the ball to Dallas Keuchel, 8-5, 3.35 ERA.

Phillies Trying To Snap Two-Game Losing Streak

The Phillies are coming off a two-game sweep at the hands of the Boston Red Sox, dropping them 4.5 games behind the Chicago Cubs in the NL Wildcard standings. With only 11 games left on the schedule, the Phillies will have to go on a run if they want to make the playoffs this season, starting with their Tuesday night game against the Braves.

Philadelphia has struggled offensively this season. The team’s .247 batting average is 19th in the league. Their .323 on-base percentage is 17th, while their .429 slugging percentage is 19th in the league. The 719 runs they have scored are 16th in the league.

Cesar Hernandez leads the Phillies with a .284 batting average, while Bryce Harper leads with 31 home runs and 102 RBI.

Philadelphia’s pitching ranks in the bottom half of the league. Opponents have a .262 batting average against the Phillies, which is 22nd in the league. Their 4.54 ERA is 16th, while their 54 quality starts are 16th in the league.

In his last start, Velasquez gave up six hits and four earned runs in 4.1 innings, leading to a 10-7 win over the New York Mets. He is 0-1 with a 13.50 ERA in two appearances against the Braves this season.

Braves Trying To Bounce Back From Loss To Nationals

The Braves were unable to get a series sweep over the4 Washington Nationals, dropping the final game of their weekend series. With the team four games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers, who have the best record in the National League, they will be trying to keep up with a win over the Phillies on Tuesday night, which will give them their third win in their last four games.

Atlanta has played well offensively. The team’s .259 batting average is eighth in the league. Their .337 on-base percentage is seventh, while their .456 slugging percentage is seventh in the league. The 806 runs they have scored are sixth in the league.

Freddie Freeman leads the Braves with a .300 batting average and 117 RBI, while Ronald Acuna Jr. leads the team with 39 home runs.

Atlanta’s pitching has also been very good. Opponents have a .256 batting average against the Braves, which is 20th in the league. Their 4.22 ERA is 10th, while their 74 quality starts are seventh in the league.

In his last start, Keuchel gave up three hits and one earned run in six innings, leading to a 3-1 win over the Phillies. He is 1-1 with a 2.08 ERA in two starts against the Phillies this season.

Best Bets for this Game

Full-Game Side Bet

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The Braves are playing well at the moment and have won five of their last six games against teams with winning records, while the Phillies have struggled on the road against teams with winning records. With the Braves trying to get home-field advantage in the playoffs and Keuchel sporting a 1-1 record with a 2.08 ERA in two starts against the Phillies this season, expect the Braves to pick up the win.

Prediction: Atlanta Braves

Full-Game Total Pick

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The Phillies have played under the total in six of their last eight games against left-handed starters, while the Braves have played under the total in five of their last six games against teams with winning records. The two teams are averaging 9.33 combined runs per game in their last three games so expect them to stay under the total on Tuesday night.

Prediction: Under

First Five Innings Side Pick

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The Phillies will win the first five innings of this game because they have outplayed the Braves in the first five innings of their last three games, averaging 2.33 runs per game while the Braves average one run per game.

Prediction: Philadelphia Phillies

First Five Innings Total Bet

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The Phillies and Braves are averaging 3.33 combined runs per game in the first five innings of their last three games and they will stay under the first five-inning total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.

Prediction: Under
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Written By Bosun Akinpelu

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