The Atlanta Braves (96-53) are hosting the Philadelphia Phillies (81-68) on Monday night to start a three-game series. The Braves just got swept by the Marlins, but they’ve already clinched the NL East title, and they still hold the best record in baseball. The Phillies took two of three from the Cardinals this past weekend, and they are firmly in the top Wild Card spot, three games up on the Diamondbacks, who are the second Wild Card team. Atlanta leads the season series seven games to three over Philly, so we’ll see if they can keep dominating at home, and get back on track this week.
Phillies vs Braves Betting Odds
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Phillies vs Braves Match Details
Fixture: Philadelphia Phillies @ Atlanta Braves
Date & Time: Monday, September 18, 7:20 p.m. EDT
Venue: Truist Park, Atlanta, GA
The Braves are going with Kyle Wright for tonight’s contest. The right-hander is 0-2, with a 7.48 ERA through six starts. Philadelphia has a solid lineup, and they’re averaging 5.4 runs in their past seven games. Wright got lit up last week versus the Phillies, allowing six runs in three innings in a 7-5 loss. We’ll see if he can have more success this time out and make some adjustments.
Philadelphia’s Zack Wheeler is on the hill for the visitors tonight. Wheeler is 11-6, with a 3.70 ERA, and this will be his 30th start of 2023. The Braves lead the majors in runs per game, and they have the deepest lineup in the league. Wheeler was awful versus Atlanta last Tuesday in Philly, surrendering six runs in five innings in his team’s 7-6 loss. Before Tuesday’s start, Wheeler had rattled off three quality starts in a row, so let’s see if he can get back on track tonight.
Philadelphia Phillies vs Atlanta Braves Betting Prediction
The Phillies need to stay focused with 13 games left, as they have several teams chasing them down. Atlanta was embarrassed this past weekend, but they still have a nice cushion for the #1 seed in the NL. Both pitchers were lit up last week by these lineups, but Wheeler dominated the Braves back in April in Atlanta. Wheeler has much better stats on the road, and we’re trusting him and the Phillies to lead after five frames.