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Phillies vs. Braves: Picks, predictions, how to watch Thursday’s game

We go over how to watch Thursday’s game between the Phillies and Braves and make some picks.

Ronald Acuna Jr. #13 of the Atlanta Braves scores the game winning run against the Philadelphia Phillies during the ninth inning at Truist Park on May 24, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by Adam Hagy/Getty Images

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

Pitchers: Aaron Nola vs. Kyle Wright
First pitch: 7:20 p.m. ET
Live stream: WatchESPN, ESPN app with an ESPN+ subscription

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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