Things are heating up for baseball fans as the divisional series are coming to an end. For the Dodgers and the Orioles, it has been a heartbreaking playoff. This is because they each loss the Division Series after each losing 3 games in a row. On the other hand, the Astros will are in a good mood after winning their series against the Twins. The only question remaining is whether the Braves or the Phillies will continue to the League Championship Series. In this MLB Playoffs Update, we take a look at game 4 of Divisional Series between Atlanta and Philadelphia.
According to the latest baseball news, the Phillies are currently 2-1 against the Braves. However, can the Braves come back to tie up the Divisional series or will tonight’s game be their last? For game 4, the Braves are visiting Citizens Banks Park and the game will begin at 8:07PM ET. Of course, the Braves are hoping the series to win the game to force the series into Game 5. However, the Phillies have no intention of letting that happen.
According to Pre-Game lines providers, the Braves are the favorite team to win with a -155 moneyline. On the other hand, the Phillies are a +130 underdog despite having the home advantage and winning the previous game. In addition, the betting public seems to favor Atlanta with 74% of the bets being on the Braves.
Of course, that is not a mystery to fans and sportsbooks. This is because the Braves were top team in the MLB finishing the season with a 104-58 record.
MLB Playoffs Update: Braves at Phillies Betting Prediction
For Atlanta, this is a must win game. Therefore, they will have righty Spencer Strider on the mound. Despite letting 6 home runs happen during the last game, he remains one of the most dominant starting pitchers. In fact, he led the league this season with 281 strikeouts and a sparkling 1.09 WHIP.
On the other hand, Philadelphia has won 49 of their 81 home games during the regular season. Last but not least they have won three straight home games in the post-season. Furthermore, during game 3, they outdid themselves, with Bryce Harper’s three-run blast in the third inning. In addition, Ranger Suarez will be the starting pitcher for Philadelphia.
The latest betting trends from bookie software has Atlanta being 8-4 SYU in their last 12 games. Furthermore, they also are 8-4 SU in their last 12 games against Philadelphia.
We expect the Braves to go all out and keep the scoring to a minimum. Therefore, we predict the Braves will win Game 4 of the Divisional Series with a final score of 4-2.