The Philadelphia Phillies (55-48) and the Atlanta Braves (63-41) square off on Wednesday afternoon. The Braves opened the series with a convincing 13-1 win on Tuesday night. Prior to that loss, Philadelphia was on a five-game win streak. Charlie Morton (5-5, 4.34 ERA) is on the hill for Atlanta, while Zack Wheeler (9-5, 2.77 ERA) gets the nod for Philadelphia.
First pitch is set for 12:20 p.m. ET. The Braves are the -140 money line favorite (risk $140 to win $100) in the latest Phillies vs. Braves odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the Phillies are a +118 underdog. The over-under for total runs scored is 7.5. Before making any Braves vs. Phillies picks, be sure to see the MLB predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Phillies vs. Braves, and just locked in its picks and MLB predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several MLB odds and betting lines for Braves vs. Phillies:
- Phillies vs. Braves money line: Atlanta -140, Philadelphia +118
- Phillies vs. Braves run-line: Philadelphia +1.5 (-190)
- Phillies vs. Braves over-under: 7.5 runs
- PHI: The Phillies are 7-1 in their last eight road games
- ATL: The Braves are 4-0 in their last four home games vs. a right-handed starter
- Phillies vs. Braves picks: See picks at SportsLine
Featured Game | Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies
Why you should back the Phillies
Left fielder Kyle Schwarber has been a powerful slugger all season long for the Phillies. Schwarber owns home run power due to his outstanding lower body strength and effortless swing. The two-time All-Star is patient at the dish but has sound awareness of the strike zone. Schwarber is second in the majors in home runs (33) and tied for 12th in RBIs (66).
First baseman Rhys Hoskins is a batter with power to all parts of the field. Hoskins has superb pitch recognition, drawing a good amount of walks. The 29-year-old can also play either first base or a corner outfield spot. Hoskins’ swing is compact and sprays all across the field. He’s hitting .249 along with 20 home runs and 48 RBIs.
Why you should back the Braves
Third baseman Austin Riley is a strong arm defender in the corner with solid instincts. Riley has good footwork with a solid glove. He owns legit home run power and run-producing abilities. The 2022 All-Star is able to push the ball into any gap with no problem. He’s been one of the best hitters in the majors and his numbers back that up. Riley ranks fourth in the MLB in home runs (29), tied for ninth in RBIs (68), and sixth in OPS (.961).
Shortstop Dansby Swanson is an all-around talent. Swanson has displayed nice patience at the plate with the ability to make consistent and solid contact. The 2022 All-Star owns a smooth glove with sound instincts on the defensive side. He’s currently batting .301 along with 15 home runs and 55 RBIs. In last night’s contest, he went 3-for-4 with an RBI.