Atlanta Braves vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction MLB Picks 3/30/24

Philadelphia Phillies (0-1) vs Atlanta Braves (1-0)

Game Info: Saturday, March 30, 2024 at 4:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)

Aaron Nola (0-0) (0.00) vs Max Fried (0-0) (0.00)

Betting Odds: Philadelphia Phillies +121 / Atlanta Braves -143 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Atalanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies meet Saturday in MLB action at Citizens Bank Park. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Braves vs Phillies prediction.

Braves Betting Preview

The Braves look to take a 2-0 series lead after beating the Braves 9-3 on Friday. The Braves will follow up this series with a trip to Chicago to play the White Sox. The Braves jumped on the Phillies with 9 runs in their season opening victory. Basically, the Braves picked up right where they left off last regular season. Michael Harris II leads the Braves with 3 hits and 1 RBI, while Orlando Arcia and Matt Olson have combined for 6 hits and 3 RBI. Max Fried gets the ball for the Braves, and he was 8-1 with a 2.55 ERA and 80 strikeouts last season. Strider is 4-4 with a 3.62 ERA and 85 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.

Phillies Betting Preview

The Phillies hope to bounce back after a disappointing effort on Friday. The Phillies will take on the Reds after this series. Of course, last season, the Phillies got off to a slow start with four straight losses. The Phillies pitching has to be better if they’re going to contend in the NL East, and it’s as simple as that. Alec Bohm leads the Phillies with 2 hits, while Brandon Marsh and Bryson Stott have combined for 2 hits and 2 RBI. Aaron Nola gets the ball for the Phillies, and he was 12-9 with a 4.46 ERA and 202 strikeouts last season. Nola is 15-10 with a 3.40 ERA and 203 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.

Philadelphia Phillies Player Prop Facts

  • Nick Castellanos has hit two home runs in each of the Phillies' last two games against NL East opponents that held a winning record.
  • Nick Castellanos has recorded at least one RBI in six of the Phillies' last seven home games against NL East opponents.
  • Bryce Harper has scored at least one run in eight of the Phillies' last nine games against NL East opponents that held a winning record.
  • Alec Bohm has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 11 appearances in day games.
  • Trea Turner has recorded a Double in three of the Phillies' last four home games against NL East opponents that held a winning record.
  • Alec Bohm has recorded at least one Single in 17 of his last 19 home appearances against the Braves after playing the previous day.
  • Brandon Marsh has recorded at least one total base in each of the Phillies' last 10 games against NL opponents.
  • Aaron Nola has recorded a win in three of his last four appearances.
  • Johan Rojas ranks T2nd in the league in Steals (1) this season.

Atlanta Braves Player Prop Facts

  • Ozzie Albies has hit a home run in each of his last six Saturday day appearances.
  • Matt Olson has recorded at least one RBI in eight of the Braves' last nine day games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Austin Riley has scored at least one run in each of his last 10 road appearances against NL opponents that held a losing record.
  • Max Fried has recorded six or more strikeouts in each of his last six appearances at Citizens Bank Park.
  • Matt Olson has recorded at least one hit in each of the Braves' last 13 games against NL opponents.
  • Matt Olson has recorded at least one total base in each of the Braves' last 13 games against NL opponents.
  • Adam Duvall has recorded a Double in each of his last three appearances against NL opponents.
  • Ronald Acuna Jr. has recorded at least one Single in 10 of the Braves' last 11 day games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Max Fried has recorded a win in each of his last five appearances against NL East opponents that held a losing record.
  • Ronald Acuna Jr. ranks T2nd in the league in Steals (1) this season.

Braves vs Phillies prediction

While you'd think a Nola - Fried pitching matchup is going to be low scoring, both teams are familiar with each side. Also, current Braves are hitting .264 with 21 homers in 394 at bats. Current Phillies are batting .301 with 9 homers in 209 at bats against Fried. Both lineups have seen these pitchers over the years, and they've had success putting the bat on the ball. I expect some fireworks. Give me the over 8 runs. Following this series, the Braves will take on the White Sox, 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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