Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves - 9/17/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Atlanta Braves (89-55) vs Philadelphia Phillies (80-64)

Game Info: Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 7:20 pm (Truist Park)

Jake Odorizzi (5-5) (4.15) vs Aaron Nola (9-11) (3.31)

Betting Odds: Atlanta Braves -110 / Philadelphia Phillies -110 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Philadelphia Phillies will play the Atlanta Braves in Game 2 of their series at Truist Park on Saturday night.

The Philadelphia Phillies are 80-64 this season and have lost two games in a row. Philadelphia lost Game 1 of this series by a score of 7-2 on Friday night. The Philadelphia pitching staff has a 3.89 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP, and a .242 opponent batting average this season. The Phillies offense has scored 674 runs with a .255 batting average and a .318 on base percentage. Kyle Schwarber is batting .214 with 39 home runs and 81 RBI’s for the Phillies this season. The projected starter for Philadelphia is Aaron Nola, who is 9-11 with a 3.31 ERA and a 0.97 WHIP over 179.1 innings pitched this season.

The Atlanta Braves are 89-55 this season and have lost four of their last six games. Prior to winning Game 1 of this series, Atlanta lost two out of three games against San Francisco. The Atlanta pitching staff has a 3.49 ERA, a 1.19 WHIP, and a .226 opponent batting average. The Braves offense has scored 712 runs with a .253 batting average and a .318 on base percentage this year. Austin Riley is batting .278 with 36 home runs and 90 RBI’s for the Braves this season. The projected starter for Atlanta is Jake Odorizzi, who is 5-5 with a 4.15 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP over 89 innings pitched this season.

Philadelphia is 5-2 in their last 7 games and 11-5 in their last 16 Saturday games. The over is 7-2-1 in Philadelphia’s last 10 road games. Atlanta is 39-12 in their last 51 game two’s of a series and 23-8 in their last 31 Saturday games. The under is 4-1 in Atlanta’s last 5 game two’s of a series. The over is 14-6 in these two teams last 20 head to head meetings in Atlanta.

Atlanta is battling with the Mets for first place in the NL East and is currently one game behind New York. Atlanta will start Jake Odorizzi, who has allowed seven runs over his last 15.1 innings pitched. For the Phillies, Aaron Nolas has allowed nine runs over his last 12.2 innings pitched. I like the over in this game between two very good lineups.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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