Both NLDS games feature games between divisional rivalries, which nobody would have expected at the beginning of the year. After earning their way to the NLDS the hard way, the Philadelphia Phillies will travel to Truist Park to take on the Atlanta Braves.
In an action-packed day of baseball, today’s game will be the first game played. The NL East battle will feature two talented offenses that look to take the crucial game one of the series. We bring you the preview for your favorite MLB bets.
The entire 2022 MLB season was built on storylines. We had Aaron Judge hitting what seemed to be one million home runs, Albert Pujols hitting 700 home runs and becoming 2nd in career RBIs, and the Seattle Mariners ending their playoff drought.
The Philadelphia Phillies proved they do not care about the storylines, as they swept the St. Louis Cardinals and ended the careers of Pujols and Yadier Molina.
Pitching has been an issue for the Phillies all season long. They have an above-average one-two punch that looked unhittable against the Cardinals, but they are not available today against the Atlanta Braves. Philly’s rotation falls off drastically after Aaron Nola and Zach Wheeler, so you should not expect a pitcher’s duel for this one.
Philadelphia has been great against the spread in 2022 at 83-79. In their series against St. Louis, they covered in both games. Their over/under in the regular season was 79-75-7.
Braves Look to go Back to BackJust like last year, the Atlanta Braves got off to a slow start in the season. That quickly changed, and they became one of the best teams in all of baseball. Atlanta looks to go back-to-back and win another World Series.
The Braves are a very good all-around team; they have the fifth-lowest ERA in all of baseball and the second-highest OPS. You can expect few mistakes from the team that is mixed with a wide variety of young and old.
Oddly enough, the Braves have the exact same record against the spread as the Philadelphia Phillies at 83-79. They are an even 40-40 at home but a very impressive 55-26 on the moneyline at Truist Park. Atlanta is 21-29 against the spread in games played during the day.
Betting Tips for Game One
Check MyBookie for all the latest odds for game one of the NLDS between the Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves. As this is a matchup between two NL East rivals, it presents a very enticing game to bet on.
In 19 games played between these teams, the Braves won the season series with 11 wins. During seven games played in September, the Braves won six of them. In their most recent four-game series, the over hit in every game.
This series, you have the red-hot Braves against the Phillies, who ended the season in a rough spot. The thing about baseball in October is that nothing that happened before matters anymore. Every pitch counts, and the Phillies are rolling with so much confidence.
You cannot blame them after their insane comeback against the St. Louis Cardinals. After eliminating the top-two MVP candidates of Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado and holding them to only one hit in the series, they are ready to battle the Atlanta offense.
Both teams have the same record against the spread, but the moneyline should be the key in this series. Even with the Phillies pitching their backend starters, they have some magic in their back pocket. The Braves are favored, they are at home, and they are the higher seed.