Atlanta Braves vs Philadelphia Phillies 6/20/2023 – NL East Division rivals, the Atlanta Braves, and the Philadelphia Phillies, are set to face off on Tuesday in a highly anticipated matchup at Citizens Bank Park. The Braves, boasting an impressive 46-26 record, currently hold the best overall record in the National League. They have been on fire lately, securing six consecutive victories. Meanwhile, with a 38-34 record, the Phillies are determined to make their mark in the division. The Philadelphia Phillies will win this game per the best MLB betting odds.
Atlanta Braves vs Philadelphia Phillies 6/20/2023
|When:||Tuesday, June 20, 6:40 PM EDT|
|Where:||Citizens Bank Park.|
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— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) June 18, 2023
The Atlanta Braves are riding high with a six-game winning streak, which has propelled them to the top of the National League standings with a remarkable 46-26 record. Their latest victory came in a dominant 14-6 performance against the Colorado Rockies, fueled by the outstanding performance of outfielder Eddie Rosario, who belted two home runs and drove in an impressive six runs.
As the Braves prepare to face the Philadelphia Phillies in a crucial series, they rely on twenty-four-year-old right-handed pitcher Spencer Strider to take the mound in the opening game. Strider has encountered some difficulties in his recent outings, surrendering a concerning five home runs and 13 earned runs in just nine innings of work. Despite his struggles, the Braves have secured victories in Strider’s last two starts. He aims to bounce back and deliver a strong performance against the Phillies.
Strider has shown improvement.
Strider’s season statistics reflect a mixed bag of results. He has shown promise with a 7-2 record, but his 4.12 ERA and 1.13 WHIP indicate room for improvement. In his previous start against the Tigers, he allowed five runs, including two home runs, over five innings but still emerged with the win. However, his recent performances raise concerns about maintaining consistency on the mound.
Looking back at Strider’s history against the Phillies, he limited them to just two runs in six innings last month. He boasts an impressive 1.65 ERA and an undefeated 5-0 record in 27.1 career innings against Philadelphia. The Braves will hope that Strider can tap into that success and deliver a solid outing to kick-start the series.
Players to watch: Ronald Acuna Jr. RF (GP 72, AB 289, R 63, H 94, 2B 21, 3B 1, HR 15, RBI 45, TB 162, BB 37, SO 44, SB 30, AVG 0.325, OBP 0.403, SLG 0.561, OPS 0.964, WAR 3.6, Austin Riley 3B (GP 72, AB 281, R 42, H 73, 2B 13, 3B 0, HR 11, RBI 34, TB 119, BB 27, SO 77, SB 1, AVG 0.26, OBP 0.325, SLG 0.423, OPS 0.748, WAR 0.9.
The Philadelphia Phillies are on an impressive six-game winning streak but still find themselves trailing the first-place Atlanta Braves by a considerable eight-game margin. Starting pitcher Zack Wheeler showcased his dominance in the most recent outing for the team by firing six shutout frames, earning the win for the Phillies and improving their overall record to 38-34.
As the series against the Braves commences, the Phillies will entrust twenty-seven-year-old left-handed pitcher Ranger Suarez with the crucial task of starting the opening game. Suarez has been a reliable presence on the mound for Philadelphia, contributing to the team’s success by securing wins in his last three starts. Over his past 20 innings of work, Suarez has impressively allowed just two runs, demonstrating his ability to keep opposing hitters at bay.
Suarez’s previous outing against the Arizona Diamondbacks showcased his brilliance as he delivered a seven-inning shutout performance. Unfortunately, he received no run support from the offense, resulting in a no-decision despite the Phillies emerging victorious.
Ranger Suarez is to start for the Phillies.
While Suarez experienced a challenging month in May, he was outstanding in June, conceding two or fewer runs in four consecutive starts. He boasts a 3.83 ERA, a 1.33 WHIP, and a 1-2 record in 37.2 innings pitched this season. Furthermore, Suarez has a history of success against the Braves, posting a 3.21 ERA last season and accumulating a 3.21 ERA and a 2-2 record in 42 career innings against Atlanta.
The Phillies are in a favorable position, having won six last seven games during their road trip. Notably, they secured a series win against the Diamondbacks and concluded the trip with another victory against the Athletics. This successful stretch has placed them just one game behind an NL Wild Card spot. Over their last ten games, the Phillies have an impressive 8-2 record, displaying their determination and ability to compete against formidable opponents.
Players to watch: Trea Turner SS (GP 71, AB 299, R 41, H 74, 2B 16, 3B 2, HR 7, RBI 22, TB 115, BB 21, SO 74, SB 12, AVG 0.247, OBP 0.297, SLG 0.385, OPS 0.681, WAR 0.9, Bryson Stott 2B (GP 68, AB 277, R 30, H 82, 2B 11, 3B 2, HR 7, RBI 29, TB 118, BB 16, SO 49, SB 10, AVG 0.296, OBP 0.334, SLG 0.426, OPS 0.76, WAR 2.1
Atlanta Braves vs Philadelphia Phillies Betting Numbers
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Atlanta’s last seven games.
Atlanta is 6-0 SU in their last 6 games.
Atlanta is 2-4 SU in their last 6 games against Philadelphia.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta’s last 5 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia.
Atlanta is 11-1 SU in their last 12 games against an opponent in the National League.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 5 games.
Philadelphia is 6-0 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Philadelphia’s last 11 games against Atlanta.
Philadelphia are 6-1 SU in their last seven games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia’s last 5 games when playing at home against Atlanta.
Philadelphia are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the National League.
Atlanta Braves vs Philadelphia Phillies Betting Picks
As the Philadelphia Phillies prepare to face the Braves, they carry the confidence and momentum of their recent winning streak. With Ranger Suarez leading the way on the mound and JT Realmuto providing offensive firepower, Philadelphia aims to close the gap on the division-leading Braves and continue their push for a playoff spot. The latest baseball betting lines predict the Atlanta Braves to lose in this matchup.
Score Prediction: Phillies 5, Braves 4.