Money Line: 115.00 Philadelphia (Home)
Further playing into the notion of this being an even matchup, both of tonight’s starters have 9-5 team start records. Atlanta’s Kyle Wright has a slightly lower ERA and WHIP compared to Philadelphia’s Ranger Suarez, but recently Suarez has Wright beat. Wright has struggled in his last two starts, giving up 21 hits in 11 ⅓ innings. His offense saved him last time out in what was an eventual 7-6 win over the Giants. Meanwhile, Suarez is off a quality start where he went 7 ⅓ innings and allowed just two runs. The Phillies got the win 6-2 as an underdog at San Diego. Wright is 0-3 with a 5.00 ERA in four career appearances vs. the Phillies.
Atlanta is now 20-5 in June following last night’s win, but Philly isn’t far behind at 18-7. Being without Bryce Harper is a big blow, but the Phillies did score eight runs in a win without him on Sunday. I think they’ll find the necessary offense against Wright, whose number they’ve had in the past (as I mentioned earlier). The Braves are actually still sub-.500 off a win this season, which is pretty shocking given how this month has gone. The Phillies are still 8-3 L11 home games and 12-3 L15 overall when facing a right-handed starter. They are 5-2 off their previous seven losses as well. 10* Philadelphia