3 Reasons Why the Braves will win the NLDS and 2 Reasons They Won't

Let's take a deeper look at the NL East rivalry matchup that is featured in the NLDS. Here are the reasons the Braves will win the series and the reasons they may not.
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2 Reasons Why the Braves Won't win the NLDS

1. The Phillies Have Momentum

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The Phillies got hot at the end of the 2023 regular season. They slowly became one of the most dangerous teams in baseball and understandably so. On paper, their roster is loaded, on offense and in the pitching department.

Philadelphia has already gotten a taste of playoff baseball in 2023. They hosted the National League Wild Card matchup against the Miami Marlins and had no trouble at all. They took game one and two of that series convincingly.

Fans in Philly are notorious for being the most passionate fans around and they have fed some extra adrealine to their team heading into the NLDS.


2. Phillies Want Revenge

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In 2022, the Phillies reached the World Series as a Wild Card. They fell to the Houston Astros four games to two in the fall classic. Now returning to the postseaon as the NL Wild Card yet again, the Phillies are ready to avenge their loss.

The Phillies will be wanting to see the Houston Astros again but they will be laser focused against the Braves to keep the chance of that rematch alive.