Atlanta Braves vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction MLB Picks 3/29/24

Philadelphia Phillies (0-0) vs Atlanta Braves (0-0)

Game Info: Friday, March 29, 2024 at 3:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)

Zack Wheeler (0-0) (0.00) vs Spencer Strider (0-0) (0.00)

Betting Odds: Philadelphia Phillies +110 / Atlanta Braves -130 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate an Atlanta Braves vs Philadelphia Phillies betting prediction for this MLB game on Friday, March 29th at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

  • The Braves recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Phillies recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Atlanta
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Philadelphia 
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Atlanta and Philadelphia 
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Atlanta and Philadelphia 

Braves Preview

The Atlanta Braves were 12-15 during Spring Training this year and they scored 130 runs, while allowing 150 runs. That -20 run differential was the third worst in all of baseball during the Spring. The Braves went 104-58 last season, which was good for first in the NL East, but they lost in the NLDS in four games to the Phillies. Atlanta was one of the top teams in the MLB during the regular season, but they did not play well in that series against Philadelphia. The Braves led the MLB with 947 runs scored last season and they were first in batting average. Atlanta was 15th in team ERA and 17th in team WHIP, so they will be looking for improvement from their pitching staff. The projected starting pitcher for Atlanta is Spencer Strider, who was 20-5 with a 3.86 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP over 186.2 innings pitched last season. 

Phillies Preview

The Philadelphia Phillies went 9-15 in the Spring this season and they scored 128 runs, while allowing 146 runs. The Phillies also had a poor run differential, ranking just ahead of Atlanta. Philadelphia went 90-72 in 2023 and they finished second in the NL East. The Phillies knocked off the Marlins in two games in the Wild Card round and they beat the Braves in four games in the NLDS, but they lost to Arizona in seven games in the NLCS. Philadelphia scored 796 runs last season, which was eighth in the MLB, but it was still 151 runs shy of Atlanta. The Phillies were 12th in team ERA and 7th in team WHIP, so it was a pretty solid season for Philadelphia. The projected starting pitcher for Philadelphia is Zach Wheeler, who was 13-6 with a 3.61 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP over 192 innings pitched last year. 

Philadelphia Phillies Player Prop Facts

  • Nick Castellanos has hit at least one home run in three of the Phillies' last four home games against the Braves.
  • Nick Castellanos has scored at least one run in seven of his last eight appearances in home openers.
  • Trea Turner has recorded at least one RBI in five of the Phillies' last six games against the Braves at Citizens Bank Park.
  • Zack Wheeler has recorded eight or more strikeouts in four of his last five appearances against NL opponents.
  • Alec Bohm has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 10 appearances in day games.
  • Alec Bohm has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 10 appearances in day games.
  • Whit Merrifield has recorded at least one Single in seven of his last eight appearances with his team as an underdog against NL East opponents.
  • Zack Wheeler has recorded a win in four of his last five appearances in day games.
  • Nick Castellanos has recorded a Double in each of his last four appearances in season openers.

Atlanta Braves Player Prop Facts

  • Ronald Acuna Jr. has scored at least one run in each of the Braves' last 10 Friday games.
  • Matt Olson has recorded at least one hit in each of the Braves' last 12 games against NL opponents.
  • Matt Olson has recorded at least one total base in each of the Braves' last 12 games against NL opponents.
  • Adam Duvall has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last four road appearances against the Phillies.
  • Matt Olson has recorded at least one Single in each of the Braves' last nine games against NL East opponents.
  • Spencer Strider has recorded a win in six of his last seven road appearances against NL East opponents.
  • Adam Duvall has hit a home run in three of his last four road appearances against the Phillies.

Braves vs Phillies Betting Prediction

These two teams had their first game postponed on Thursday, so they will be playing their own version of Opening Day here. The Phillies knocked Atlanta out of the playoffs last season and they will be at home for this series, but you know the Braves will be looking for revenge to start this season. Atlanta should have another very dominant team this season, but can they carry their success into the postseason? I didn’t love what the Atlanta pitching staff did last season, but Strider was pretty solid for them. I know the Phillies are at home in this series, but I think the Braves are going to jump on them here to open up their season. Take Atlanta on the road. Following this series, the Braves will take on the White Sox and Diamondbacks, while the Phillies will play against the Reds, Nationals, and Cardinals.

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

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