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The Philadelphia Phillies vs. the Atlanta Braves will take place from Truist Park on Tuesday night. Matt McCuen breaks down the game.
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Atlanta Braves vs Philadelphia Phillies Best Bet: Can the Braves Bats Get Hot Tonight?

The Philadelphia Phillies vs. the Atlanta Braves will take place from Truist Park on Tuesday night. Game 1 of the series was won by the Phillies behind a strong effort from starting pitcher Zack Wheeler. The Phillies bats were hot early in the game, dropping seven runs on the Braves. That proved to be too much for the Braves to overcome. Let's dive into my prediction, pick, and the odds for the Braves vs Phillies game tonight.

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Braves vs. Phillies Start Time, Where to Watch, and Odds

  • Date: May 24, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:20 pm ET
  • Where to Watch: NBC Sports Philadelphia, BSSE, MLB Extra Innings

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Atlanta Braves vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction

Atlanta, who won a World Series a season ago, has really struggled to start this season. It may be a World Series hangover, but this team is much better than their record indicates. The departure of Freddie Freeman could have something to do with it, but his replacement Matt Olson is an all-star himself.

One of the bright spots on the season has been tonight’s starting pitcher Max Fried. Fried is 4-2 on the young season and has given a lot of good innings to the Braves this season. He will be opposed by veteran right Hander Kyle Gibson, who was an all-star a season ago for the Texas Rangers. Gibson has been solid this year for the Phillies, but his issue has been one blow-up inning. These two teams have been flip-flopping second place in the NL East as they both look to make a run to catch up to the New York Mets, who hold a comfortable lead at the moment. The Braves enter as the favorites for tonight’s ball game. 

I am backing Atlanta at the -1 line tonight. This should be a great bounce-back spot after a lackluster performance last night. As I said earlier, this team is way better than their record indicates, and now we can back them off a loss with their ace on the mound. Fried has looked really impressive this season, and I think he can hold down this Philly lineup.

The Braves bats are due for a breakout, and tonight could be the night against Gibson, a guy who is known for having one really bad inning. I think we get a better bullpen with Atlanta here as well, which could play a factor late in this ball game. I love this play tonight. Let’s stay hot on the Diamond! 

Atlanta Braves vs Philadelphia Phillies Best Bet

Pick: Atlanta Braves -1 -115 (Bet $115 to win $100)

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Matt McCuen is a native of Delco, PA. He has been working in the sports gambling industry and creating content for the last few years. He is an expert in numerous different sports, including the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and collegiate sports. You can follow Matt on Twitter at @DeadPresPicks.

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