The Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves square off on Thursday with first pitch set for 7:20 p.m. ET. The game takes place at Truist Park in Atlanta, Georgia and will be available to watch on ESPN+. The Phillies will start Aaron Nola (1-4, 3.96) while the Braves will counter with Kyle Wright (4-2, 2.49 ERA).
Philadelphia (20-24) lost the previous two games of this series as they go for a split Thursday night. Nola has been solid heading into his 10th start of 2022 despite coming in with a bad record on the mound. The Phillies have the fourth best batting average as a team this season, led by Bryce Harper, who has 7 hits over his previous two games.
Atlanta (21-23) will go for the series victory in this matchup as slight favorites. Wright has been excellent over eight starts to begin the 2022 season and allowed just 1 earned run over his last two starts, spanning 11.1 innings. The Braves have a similar offense to the Phillies where they do not do anything terrible but are not elite at anything as a team. Ronald Acuna Jr. has struggled with injuries so far this season and is expected to be out of the lineup again.
Phillies vs. Braves
Odds, picks & predictions
Run line: Philadelphia -1.5
Run total: 8
Moneyline odds: Philadelphia +100, Atlanta -120
Moneyline pick: Braves -120
Let’s go with the home team based on the pitching matchup on Thursday. Wright has been fantastic in 2022 outside of one start when he allowed 6 runs over 4.2 innings in a loss to the Boston Red Sox. Aside from that game, he has been excellent and should continue that success here.
Player prop pick: Johan Camargo Over 0.5 hits (-130)
The Phillies shortstop will come in with a .260 batting average, and he’s been better against right-handed pitchers this year. He has at least 1 hit in his last six games where he had at least 3 at-bats, and that should continue.
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