The Philadelphia Phillies meet the Atlanta Braves for Game 1 of their four-game series, as Week 8 of the 2022 MLB season opens the week with this National League East showdown from the SunTrust Park in Atlanta, Georgia. This is the first meeting between these teams this season, but Atlanta is 6-4 in the last 10 meetings, so let’s see what’s the best Phillies vs. Braves betting pick for Monday evening.
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Phillies vs Braves Betting Pick
This game will be played at the SunTrust Park in Atlanta, Georgia at 7:20 PM ET on Monday, May 23, 2022.
Why Bet The Phillies:
✅ The Philadelphia Phillies will start right-hander Zack Wheeler against left-hander Tucker Davidson. Wheeler is 2-3 with a 3.49 ERA in seven starts while Davidson has a 5.87 ERA. Wheeler has been solid against Atlanta in his career, going 8-7 with a 3.23 ERA in 21 career appearances.
✅ The Philadelphia Phillies are much better statistically than the Atlanta Braves. Philadelphia is 10th in runs per game (4.55), while the Braves are 18th (4.14). Philadelphia is 16th in runs allowed per game (4.28) while the Braves are 21st (4.41).
✅ The Atlanta Braves have not been a very good team at home this season, going 10-11. They are 4-4 in their last eight games at home. The Braves are 20th at home in batting average (.234) and 23rd in home ERA (4.22).
The Philadelphia Phillies (19-22) enter this game 5-5 in their last 10 games and are tied with Atlanta for second place in the NL East, 8.0 games behind the New York Mets. The Phillies are 8-9 on the road. Philadelphia defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers at home on Sunday, 4-3, snapping a three-game losing streak.
Philadelphia has been hitting the long ball, seventh in baseball with 48 homers. They have hit the fourth most homeruns on the road this season, hitting 28 in 17 games. Plus, Philadelphia is hitting .261 on the road, second-best in baseball. Kyle Schwarber leads the club with 10 home runs. Bryce Harper is hitting .295 and leads the team with 27 RBI.
The Atlanta Braves (19-22) lost to the Miami Marlins on Sunday, 4-3. That snapped a two-game winning streak for the club. Atlanta is struggling at the plate over their last seven days, hitting .203 as a team with eight home runs in six games. The pitching has been much better, however posting a 2.55 ERA in that span.
Marcel Ozuna leads the team in homeruns (8) and RBI (20), but is hitting only .225. The Braves are a powerful team, fifth in the league with 52 home runs, however, five players have at least five homeruns this season, but none are hitting above .250.