April 29, 2018
There is one pick today.
Take Atlanta Braves (+108) on the ML against Philadelphia Phillies risking 3% to win 3.24%.
(McCarthy and Velasquez must start for wager to have action.)
The Atlanta Braves evened the series yesterday at a game apiece, coming away with a 4-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. The series finale is scheduled for this afternoon and we believe this matchup clearly advantages the Braves. Atlanta has won 7-straight Game 3 series heading into this matchup and we believe they will get win number eight this afternoon.
The Braves should have the edge on the mound in this contest as Brandon McCarthy squares off against Vince Velasquez for the third time this season. McCarthy has already outdueled his counterpart twice this season and we believe he will do it for the third time in this contest. McCarthy is 2-0 with a 2.53 era in his two starts against the Phillies this season, giving up three runs on 11 hits over 10 2/3 innings.
Velasquez, on the other hand, has lost both starts to Atlanta this season, posting a 7.27 era and allowing 16 hits in 8 2/3 innings. His other defeat this season, came in his last start against Arizona, in which he allowed four runs on four hits in 4 2/3 innings with six strikeouts and two homers allowed.
Atlanta found their offense yesterday and we expect them to keep it going today. They are 3rd in the league in runs scored and 2nd in batting average. They should do enough to come away with the win in this matchup and as underdogs, the reward is certainly worth the risk.
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