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Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies Game 2 Betting Preview - March 30

Written by:
Don Shapiro
Published on:
Mar/30/2019

The Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies game featured a line of -140 Philly.  That line has stayed mostly steady.  Much of the lopsided betting action was on the total and specifically the OVER.


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More than 70% of the total action was on the OVER 9. The number has moved from 8.5 to 9.5 as books follow the action here. Only four of the last ten meetings have resulted in OVER 9 runs however.

TV: 4:05 p.m. ET, FS1, FS South (Atlanta), NBC Sports Philadelphia

PITCHING MATCHUP: Braves RH Bryse Wilson (2018: 1-0, 6.43 ERA) vs. Phillies RH Nick Pivetta (7-14, 4.77)

The 21-year-old Wilson earned a rotation spot with a strong spring, walking two with striking out 13 in 13 2/3 innings across five games. Wilson made one start in the majors last season, beating Pittsburgh 1-0 in his big-league debut on Aug. 20 with five scoreless innings. He made two relief appearances in September, giving up five runs on five hits in two innings.

Philadelphia hopes the 26-year-old Pivetta can take the next step in his development, and a 3.31 ERA in four spring-training outings showed promise. Pivetta struggled mightily in the second half of last season, posting a 5.05 ERA while going 1-7 in his final 13 starts. He did pitch well against Atlanta in 2018, finishing 1-1 with a 3.12 ERA and a 1.192 WHIP in five starts.

- Don Shapiro, Gambling911.com

 

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