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Philadelphia Phillies vs Atlanta Braves 8/22/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Philadelphia Phillies vs Atlanta Braves 8/22/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Atlanta Braves will host the Philadelphia Phillies at Truist Park in Cumberland, Georgia on Saturday, August 22, 2020 7:10 P.M, ET. The Atlanta Braves took game 1 of this 3 game National League series with a score of 11-2. The Phillies could not find any answer from their batters as they were outhit 14-7 in the game. The Phillies are now 12th in the National League with a 9-13 record, and are 4th in the NL East Division.

The Phillies split their last 8 games, with the 1st for being all wins, and the final 4 are all losses. They scored a total of 12 runs in their last 3, and are now sitting on .409 win percentage. Philadelphia started off early with a run by J.T Realmuto in the 1st, and would score again after Rhys Hoskins made a run in the 7th to finish the game with 2 points. Realmuto is their best player for the season with 20 hits, 21 runs batted in, and 8 homers while Bryce Harper is their best batter with 23 hits at .338 batting average. The Phillies are one of the better offensive teams for the season with a .261 BAA which is 4th in the league, along with 118 total runs. Their pitching is another story, which lands in 27th place in the league, with a team earned run average at 5.58. Zack Wheeler will be on the mound for game 2 of the series. He is 3-0 with a 2.81 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season.

Philadelphia Phillies vs Atlanta Braves Predictions 8/22/2020

The Braves came in hot in this series, with 11 runs on game 1. The squad reminded the league why they are one of the best offensive teams of the season. Travis d’Arnaud and Marcell Ozuna had 3 hits each, and combined for 7 RBIs in the game. Ozuna would get a solo homer in the 3rd, and another 3 run home run in the 5th, while d’Arnaud got a 2 run homer in the 3rd as well. Max Fried got the win after allowing only 1 earned run in 5 innings. Dansby Swanson leads the team overall with 30 hits, and 16 RBIs at .303 BAA this season. The Braves are 6th in team BAA at .256, and made 135 total runs this season, which is 10th in the league. They also have a decent pitching staff that is allowing 4.27 earned runs per game. The Braves are sitting in the 3rd spot in the National League with a 15-11 record, and are 1st place in the NL East Division. Robbie Erlin will start for the Braves in game 2.

Philadelphia Phillies vs Atlanta Braves. MLB’s pick for the game will go to the Atlanta Braves. It’s hard to go with the Phillies even though they have a good pitcher in the matchup. Wheeler is playing well this season, but it’s not true for the rest of the team especially their bullpen. Atlanta is playing solid this season, and even playing better at home with a 9-3 record. Philadelphia has a 4-11 record in their last 15 games in Truist Park, and are 2-11 in their last 13 on the road. The Braves will take over to a predicted score of 7-6.

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Philadelphia Phillies vs Atlanta Braves 8/22/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 7:10 PM ET

Location: Truist Park, Cumberland, Georgia

Date: Saturday, August 22, 2020


MLB Odds:  Atlanta Braves +120

MLB Total: 9

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