Game of the Week MLB 10*

Game of the Week MLB 10*

Atlanta vs. Philadelphia, 09/12/2019 19:15 EDT, Score: 5 - 9

Money Line: +117 Philadelphia

Sportsbook: TopBet

Result: Win

Game of the Week - Rickenbach MLB Rotation #912 Thursday 10* Top Play Philadelphia Phillies Money Line (+) vs Atlanta Braves @ 7:15 ET - Both Julio Teheran and Drew Smyly enter this outing off strong recent starts. The edge the Phillies have, in addition to home field, is that the Braves have very little familiarity with Smyly because his entire career (until coming to Philly) had been spent in the American League. Other than Josh Donaldson, whom Smyly will have to be very careful with, the Braves have only a total of 14 at bats against Smyly! As for Teheran, the Braves right-hander has faced the Phillies plenty of times. Philadelphia has 8 hitters whom all have at least 13 at bats of experience against Teheran. Also, guys like Franco, Harper, Hoskins, Realmuto and Dickerson have enjoyed good success against Teheran. The Phillies are 11-3 the last 14 times they've entered a game off a home loss. Smyly has made 9 starts for the Phillies and they've gone 7-2 in those 9 games. Despite yesterday's loss the Phillies are just 2 games out of the 2nd wild card spot. Also, I mentioned the Phillies response when off a home loss above, there is a tightener to that 11-3 mark also. When Philadelphia is off a home loss in which the Phillies allowed 7 runs or less, they've gone 8-1. That 88% situation is in play here and I look for the Phillies to improve to 8-2 in Smyly's starts as a Phillie. Look for Philly hitters to continue their long-term success against Teheran. 10* PHILADELPHIA

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