An MLB Game Day Preview between the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies- Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA
When: April 3,2021
Where: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA
Pitching Matchup: Charlie Morton (ATL) Vs Zack Wheeler (PHI)
Moneyline: +105 Atlanta / -120 Philadelphia
OVER/UNDER Game Total: 9.0
Last 10: 0-1
Last 10: 1-0
Atlanta Braves Vs Philadelphia Phillies Game Day Preview
In Game 2 of the three game set, Charlie Morton and the Atlanta Braves face off with their division rival Phillies. Both NL East teams are trying to start off the season on the right foot. In game 1 of the series on Opening Day the Phillies beat the Braves in 10 innings 3-2 on a walk off single by Jean Segura.
The Braves are one of the favorites to win the World Series. High hopes for a young Atlanta team.
Braves are led by last year’s MVP Freddie Freeman and the young future MVP Ronald Acuna Jr. Atlanta will be carried by their young offense, but they need their young pitchers to produce.
Led by Cy young finalist Max Fried, While waiting on Mike Soroka to return from a torn Achilles.
Atlanta had a big offseason by resigning Marcell Ozuna (4 years 65 million) and signing flame thrower Charlie Morton (1 year 15 million).
For the Braves to go far in the playoffs like everyone believes, their bullpen. needs to be better than in years past or they will have no chance to make a run.
Brian Snitker on extra inning baserunner rule “I still like the rule. I think it does add a lot to the game. We had a chance and they took advantage of it more than we did. It’s just one of them things.”
The sleeper team of the NL East division. You can see the Phillies winning the division with their offensive talent led by Bryce Harper or being let down and finishing in last place because of their pitching.
Phillies pitching was the biggest disappointment for them last year. Phillies bullpen had the worst ERA in baseball in 2020.
Philadelphia will go as far as their offense takes them. Especially how far Bryce Harper, JT Realmuto, and Alec Bohm.
Philly offseason wasn’t anything big besides resigning JT Realmuto (6 years 115.5 million)
While they should have fixed their late inning bullpen, they didn’t. They added depth pieces, but no big pieces would take them over the top.
MLB Braves Vs Phillies Trends & Fantasy Baseball Picks
Braves 4 Phillies 3
- Braves are 5-1 in their last 6 games following an off day
- Under is 5-2 in Phillies last 7 on grass.
- Braves are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Philadelphia.
StatementGames Fantasy Baseball Picks
10 PT Pick: Atlanta Braves Will WIN By OVER 1.5 Runs
9 PT Pick: Ryce Harper + Jean Segura OVER 0.5 EXTRA BASE HITS
8 PT Pick: ATL Starting Pitcher OVER 5.0 Innings (Charlie Morton Projected)
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