The Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies will play the first of their four-game series Thursday. We look at the lines for the Braves vs Phillies match and tell you our thoughts about the matchup.
Sports betting experts expect right-hander Charlie Morton to start the game for Atlanta. He has a standing of 8-3 with an ERA of 3.69. Also, he 1.12 WHIP, 3.1 BB/9, and 10.5 K/9 in 105 frames in 19 starting appearances.
Prediction Analysis for 07/22/2021
Morton has a good streak with an ERA of 2.08 and fifteen strikeouts in thirteen innings. In three starts this year, Morton went 1-2 with an ERA of 3.09 and thirteen strikeouts against the Phillies.
On the other hand, Matt Moore is likely to start for Philadelphia. He is 0-1 with an ERA of 5.25. According to sports news reports, he has a 1.61 WHIP, 4.3 BB/9, and 8.3 K/9 in 36 frames across seven starts and six reliefs.
However, Moore hasn’t last for more than five innings in the seven starts. In his last start, he allowed six hits, two runs, and no walks. He had nine strikeouts in 4 1/3 frames for a no-decision against Miami.
The Atlanta Braves had a doubleheader against San Diego last Wednesday. They lost Game 1 3-2. The second game was suspended due to rain. At present, the Braves have a standing of 46-48 to be in third place in the NL East. They trail the Mets by four games.
Atlanta will miss Ronald Acuna Jr, who suffered an injury before the All-Star Break. Also, Acuna Jr led the team with 24 homers and 3.5 WAR. Coming in second is Freddie Freeman with 2.2 WAR and 22 homers and 5 runs-batted-in. In addition, Ozzie Albies added 15 homers, team-leading 63 RBIs, and thirteen stolen bases so far in the season.
Braves vs Phillies Betting Pick
Game time: 07/22/2021 at 7:05 ET
Bet on the Braves at -155
Our sports betting pick is on Atlanta. Morton is better than Moore. Although the Phillies won against him two out of three times, it was mostly due to the lack of offense from the rest of the team.