The Atlanta Braves find themselves in an 0-1 deficit to the Philadelphia Phillies, but they have a chance to even up their NLDS on Monday.
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Let's dive into the odds for the game, starting pitchers, and my best bet.
Phillies vs. Braves probable pitchers for Game 2
- Zack Wheeler (righty): 13-6, 3.61 ERA
- Max Fried (lefty): 8-1, 2.55 ERA
Phillies vs. Braves odds, run line, and total
Phillies vs. Braves prediction and pick
Both these teams have struggled at times when facing left-handed pitchers this season. It's one of the main reasons why I backed the Phillies in Game 1 when they started Ranger Suarez.
Now, it's the Braves who are starting a lefty in Max Fried. That means it's time to flip and bet on Atlanta instead. Philadelphia ranks 11th in OPS against lefties over the past 30 days at .736. Fried also looked fantastic in his only start against the Phillies this season, allowing only one earned run in 5.0 innings pitched.
Meanwhile, Zack Wheeler has to be feeling some major pressure heading into this start. The Braves, both recently and all season, have absolutely smashed right-handed pitchers. Over the last 30 days, they have an OPS of .858 when facing righties.
It's time for the Braves to get back on track and even up the series.
Odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.
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