There are a number of great divisional and playoff races going on at the moment, but there is also one that is taking place among the teams that are in the basement of their respective divisions. That would be the race to the worst record, which would mean the top pick in the next draft. We’ll get an idea as well as MLB betting fans of just how badly these teams want that pick when the Atlanta Braves close out a 3-game series in Philly on Wednesday.
Atlanta Braves vs Philadelphia Phillies MLB Game InformationDate/Time: Wednesday September 9, 7:05 PM ET Venue: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania TV: SPSO Radio: WCNN 680/WYAY 106.7, Braves Radio Network Opening Lines: Atlanta -125, Philadelphia +115 Julio Teheran (9-7, 4.51 ERA) is coming off a very good start, where he only gave up a single earned run. Things have been pretty bad in Philadelphia (53-85) for a couple of years now, but the fans have continued to show their support, albeit in ever dwindling numbers. That seems to have come to an end, though, as a little over 15,000 paying customers were in the seats on Monday night versus the Braves. Admittedly, it’s hard to get excited about a series against a team that is almost as bad as you, but it may also serve as a sign that the Phillies fans are getting more than a little fed up with a rebuilding project that seemingly has no end in sight. It’s going to be interesting to see what those attendance numbers look like in the final 3 weeks of the season. Adam Morgan (5-5, 4.42 ERA) will be on the mound for the Phillies in this one.
Key Betting Trends
- Atlanta is 1-12-1 SU in its last 14 games
- Atlanta is 1-13-1 SU in its last 15 games on the road
- Atlanta is 2-4-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Philadelphia
- Atlanta is 2-4-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
- Philadelphia is 0-4-1 SU in its last 5 games
- Philadelphia is 2-6-1 SU in its last 9 games at home