In today’s MLB betting guide, the Philadelphia Phillies look to break their losing streak as they face the Miami Marlins, while the Washington Nationals try to do the same when they host the Atlanta Braves.
Miami Marlins (-175) vs Philadelphia Phillies (+145)
Things are not lining up well for the Phillies to break their four-game losing streak on the road. They have been going mostly downhill since their amazing stretch to bring them above .500 and are just 22-22 on the road. The key here is that they must face Sandy Alcantara of the Marlins who tends to go very deep into games, even completing them. Meanwhile, the Marlins have won two games in a row, both at home, coming into this three-game series.
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Alcantara has stayed in the game for seven innings or longer for 12 consecutive starts and has given up 13 total earned runs in that time. He has also only allowed two earned runs and 15 hits in his last three starts (24 innings) while giving his team the best chance to win every single night. On the season, he has a 1.73 ERA (earned run average) and 0.91 WHIP (walks+hits per inning pitched) as opposed to Phillies pitcher Kyle Gibson who leaves much to be desired. He had a great previous outing but gave up 11 runs in 6.2 innings in the two starts prior. The Marlins’ batting isn’t great, but it has never needed to be behind Alcantara, while the Phillies should give the Marlins’ starter a test, he should be able to handle it. Take the Marlins and under (U7, -115).
Washington Nationals (+170) vs Atlanta Braves (-200)
The Nationals enter this game against the Braves on a seven-game losing streak with no end in sight. The Braves won the first game of this series 5-4 but are 23-17 on the road as opposed to the Nationals who are very weak at home (14-34). The Braves have almost every advantage, but the ones that should stand out are how well each has played recently, which we’ve looked at and that the Braves are fifth in runs per game and eighth in runs allowed per game compared to the Nationals who rank 27th and 30th in that regard.
Nationals starter Patrick Corbin had two stellar starts, but that has seemingly been it this season for him. He showed signs of reverting back to his old form when he allowed eight hits, two walks, and four earned runs in six innings in his previous start. He is still 4-11 on the season and has a 5.70 ERA, which is not a good stat line when matching up against the Braves bats who are hot. Ian Anderson of the Braves hasn’t pitched great overall, but he has allowed three earned runs in the past two starts (10.1 innings) and it will be serviceable enough to give the team a chance. Take the Braves and over (O9.5, -105).
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