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Philadelphia Phillies vs. Atlanta Braves Predictions, Picks and MLB Preview – June 6, 2017

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Atlanta Braves Predictions, Picks and MLB Preview – June 6, 2017


Philadelphia Phillies vs. Atlanta Braves Preview

Where: SunTrust Park – Cumberland, GA

When: Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 7:35 PM ET

Line: Philadelphia Phillies (-105) at Atlanta Braves (-105); total: 8.5 – view all MLB lines

TV Broadcast: CSN-P/FSSE

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Betting on the Philadelphia Phillies (20-35)

Moneyline: -105

The Phillies are on fire! Granted, three straight wins isn’t notable for most teams, but for a team that had gone just 6-26 over their last 32 games, it’s a legit hot streak.

The Phillies offense has exploded for 20 runs over its last two games. They jumped out to very quick starts on both occasions, too. They put up five runs in the first three innings against Matt Moore and the Giants, and drilled poor Bartolo Colon for eight earned runs in just 3.2 innings in an 11-4 win over the Braves yesterday.

Odubel Herrera has been sizzling hot at the 2-hole during the Phillies’ win streak. He’s gone a combined 8-of-13, with six doubles, two home runs, and eight RBI over that span.

However, the Phils’ win streak could be in danger with starter Aaron Nola. The 24-year-old righty has struggled mightily over his last two starts. He’s totaled just nine innings in those two outings, giving up nine earned runs on 11 hits with three home runs. He gave up four runs and lasted a season-low three innings in a 10-2 loss to the Miami Marlins in his most recent outing.

Betting on the Atlanta Braves (24-31)

Moneyline: -105

The Braves’ loss yesterday wasn’t all too surprising given Bartolo Colon’s recent struggles. Atlanta is just 2-5 in Colon’s last seven starts, with the veteran righty giving up at least seven earned runs in each of his last three starts.

Tonight’s starter, Jaime Garcia, figures to give the Braves a better chance to get the win. The 30-year-old lefty has been one of the Braves’ most reliable starters this season, and is currently in the middle of a very impressive run. Garcia hasn’t given up a single earned run over his last two starts (13.2 innings), and has given up just one earned run in his last 21.2 innings.

Unfortunately for him, though, the Braves won just one of his three excellent starts because they simply couldn’t score enough runs. The Atlanta offense has generated just five total runs over Garcia’s last three starts. That includes just one run in his most recent outing against the Los Angeles Angels, wherein he posted seven shutout innings, but was a no-decision in a 2-1 Braves loss.

Writer’s Prediction

Garcia throws another gem as the Braves (-105) end the Phillies’ win streak.

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Written by Brad

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