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Philadelphia Phillies vs Atlanta Braves Expert Picks, Tips and Odds

Philadelphia Phillies vs Atlanta Braves Expert Picks, Tips and Odds

The Philadelphia Phillies will play the first game of a four-game road series against the Atlanta Braves at Truist Park in Atlanta, Georgia, on Thursday night. The series is part of the NL East Division. After winning the most recent game at home, Philadelphia advanced to 23-26 overall, 9-16 while playing away from home, and held down fourth place in the NL East, 6.5 games behind Atlanta in first place this year. The Phillies begin this four-game series having won three of the previous five games, including a decisive 6-5 victory over the Diamondbacks at home in the series finale to avoid a sweep the previous time around. On Wednesday, Philadelphia trailed 0-5 after three innings but came back to tie the game at 5 all in the ninth inning before winning 6-5 on the strength of a total of 11 hits.

In the first game of the series on Thursday, the Phillies will be led by right-handed starter Aaron Nola. The right-handed pitcher is 4-3 overall with a 4.31 ERA, a great 1.07 WHIP, 53 strikeouts, 54 hits allowed, 13 unintentional walks, and 8 home runs allowed in 62.2 innings of work. On May 20, 2023, Nola (7 LP) made his final start against the Chicago Cubs, winning 12-3 at home with a 0.71 WHIP and 2 earned runs allowed.

Philadelphia has a slugging percentage of.418 and has drawn 143 walks while being called out on strikes 432 times. Their batting average is.257, and they have collected 421 hits and 195 runs batted in for the season. The Phillies have totaled 93 doubles as a team and have sent 50 balls over the fence. They now have 204 runs scored and a.320 on-base percentage. The Philadelphia Phillies are 21st in MLB with 4.3 runs scored per game on average.

While catcher Rafael Marchan (hand) and left fielder Rhys Hoskins (ACL) are on the 60-day disabled list, Philadelphia’s starting pitcher Noah Song (back) and reliever Jose Alvarado (elbow) are also on the 15-day DL. Both first baseman Darick Hall and center fielder Cristian Pache are listed as 10-day injured.

Philadelphia Phillies vs Atlanta Braves Expert Picks, Tips and Odds

The Atlanta Braves will host a four-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies beginning on Thursday evening while remaining at home and attempting to pick up their second consecutive victory. After winning their most recent series finale, Atlanta improved their overall record to 30-19 and registered a 13-12 home record, maintaining first position in the NL East with 5.5 games over the New York Mets in second place this year. The Braves enter this four-game contest fresh off a decisive 4-3 victory over the LA Dodgers that kept them from sweeping the series. On Wednesday, Atlanta gave Los Angeles 12 hits but just 3 runs, scoring 4 times on 5 hits to secure the victory.

Who will start the series opener on Thursday night against the Philadelphia Phillies has not yet been selected by Atlanta Braves management. Right fielder Ronald Acuna Jr. leads the Braves offense with a batting average of.330, an on-base percentage of.419, and 63 hits. First baseman Matt Olson led the team with a franchise-high 14 home runs and 36 RBI. Atlanta finished the season with a team batting average of.256 and a slugging percentage of.456.

Six starters and one reliever were listed as injured for the year by the Braves. On the 60-day disabled list are SPs Tyler Matzek (elbow), Kolby Allard (oblique), Kyle Wright (shoulder), and Huascar Ynoa (elbow), while Lan Anderson (elbow) is out for the year and Max Fried (forearm) is on the 15-day list. In addition to SS Ehire Adrianza (elbow) and reliever Dylan Lee (shoulder), catcher Sean Murphy (rest) will not be in the starting lineup against Philadelphia on Thursday.

Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies Atlanta is the OFF selection for this game according to MLB. With a victory over the Phillies, who have a 9-16 road record, the Braves will start a four-game series. Aaron Nola, a right-handed pitcher for Atlanta, will take the mound. In his past three outings, Nola guided the Braves to two victory while allowing four earned runs and 16 strikeouts. Philadelphia’s starter on Thursday has not yet been chosen. The Atlanta Braves are expected to triumph 7-4.

Major League Baseball: 7:20 p.m. ET

Location: Atlanta, Georgia’s Truist Park

Date: May 25, 2023, on Thursday


MLB Predictions: Atlanta Braves -105

totals in MLB: 9

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