Atlanta Braves VS Philadelphia Phillies

MLB Baseball 07:10 PM ET

Friday

08/21/2020

NSPA, FSSO

Spread: Philadelphia Phillies -110

Over/Under: 8.5

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Philadelphia Phillies vs Atlanta Braves 8/21/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Philadelphia Phillies will take on the Atlanta Braves at Truist Park, Cumberland, Georgia on Friday August 21, 2020 7:10 P.M, ET. Game 1 of this 3 game series between both National League teams is underway as the Braves and Phillies look to bounce back after losing their last games. The Phillies currently have a 3 game losing skid after dropping back to back games against the Blue Jays in their last series. The Phillies are now 12th in the National League with a 9-12 record, and are 4th in the NL East Division.

The Phillies lost game 2 of their series against Toronto at a score of 9-8. They blew a 7-2 lead after playing 5 innings, with an explosive 1st inning with 7 runs made. 7 of their players were able to make runs, with Andrew McCutchen leading the way going 2 for 4 with 3 runs batted in. Hector Neris got the loss allowing 0 earned runs in 0.1 innings. The Phillies have no problem with offense batting at .260 average which is 6th in the league, with 116 total runs made at 16th place. Pitching is where the real problem is, with their bullpen allowing 5.56 runs per game which is the 27 worst record in the league. It was evident in their last game with 7 runs in the 1st inning, where they still managed to let that one slip away. Aaron Nola will get the ball for the series opener.

Philadelphia Phillies vs Atlanta Braves Predictions 8/21/2020

Atlanta split their 2 games with Washington with the 3rd game being suspended. They lost the last game with a score of 8-5, with the squad winning only 3 of their last 8 games. Freddie Freeman led the Braves in the last game going 2 for 4 plus 2 RBIs, while Dansby Swanson got 2 hits and 2 runs for the team. Tyler Matzek got the loss in the game allowing 4 earned runs in 0.1 innings pitched. Dansby Swanson leads the team with 30 hits and 16 RBIs, at .303 BAA, and Marcel Ozuna leads with 5 home runs this season. The Braves are a high scoring team batting at a .253 average which is 11th in the league, and their 124 runs is 10th place. The Braves are in the 3rd spot in the National League with a 14-11 record, and are 1st in the NL East Division. Max Fried will start for game 1 of the series.

Philadelphia Phillies vs Atlanta Braves. MLB’s pick for the game will go to the Philadelphia Phillies -110. This will be an exciting game between 2 great starters that are hot this season. Fried only allowed 2 runs in his 24 innings pitched this season, while Nola allowed 2 runs in his last 21. Nola, on the other hand, struggled against Atlanta last year posting a 5.19 ERA in his 3 starts. Atlanta has the edge here, with the Phillies struggling in Truist Park recording 4-10 in their last 14 games in Atlanta’s home field. Philadelphia will take this round predicted at 4-3.

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MLB Starting Time: 7:10 PM ET

Location: Truist Park, Cumberland, Georgia

Date: Friday, August 21, 2020

TV: NSPA, FSSO

MLB Odds: Philadelphia Phillies -110

MLB Total: 8.5

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