Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies – MLB, June 10, 2021
There is some nice day baseball going down on Thursday, June 10th. One matchup worth tuning into is a tense NL East clash between the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies.
Not only is it a heated battle between rivals trying to stay alive in the division, but it’s also a pretty good pitching matchup. Ian Anderson (3.64 ERA) and Zack Wheeler (2.51 ERA) go toe to toe, while two dangerous offenses touch down in a hitter’s park.
So, how do you bet on this one? Read on for my Braves vs. Phillies betting pick and prediction for June 10.
Braves vs. Phillies Odds for June 10
This is a fun one to bet on, as two solid teams are nicely priced in a hitter’s haven. The Braves get a considerable park jump at Citizens Bank Park, while both of these offenses are capable of going ham.
That puts the total at risk, although you do need to factor in some stellar pitching. Zack Wheeler is a big part of that, as he’s dazzled for the Phillies all year, while Ian Anderson has been a serviceable starter for Atlanta.
The park and matchup probably impacts Anderson the most, but at first glance, it’s hard not to like the value with the Braves, as well as the Over.
Are one of those the preferred bets to target when betting on the Braves vs. Phillies? Let’s take a closer look at the matchup to find out.
Game Preview for Braves vs. Phillies
Wheeler gives the Phillies a clear edge at home. He has been tough to hit here, as he boasts a nasty 1.97 ERA in these walls, and opponents have a collective .168 batting average.
I’d expect Wheeler to deliver here, especially since he has had Atlanta’s number. In two starts against the Braves in 2021, he holds a sick 2.31 ERA with 14 strikeouts and three runs allowed.
He gets a little boost with Marcell Ozuna still out due to a domestic violence incident.
Philly is a little more volatile at the plate, but Bryce Harper heads a pretty stacked offense that can obviously explode in any setting. Ian Anderson may still have his work cut out for him, as he gets a steep park downgrade and has been a tad more hittable on the road this year.
Anderson has taken a tiny step back in general after impressing late last season, while his previous three games against the Phillies (4.41 ERA, 8 runs allowed, 20 Ks) have delivered mixed results.
I think he’s capable of dominating, but it’s just a less-than-spot.
Braves vs. Phillies Pick for June 10
The pitching isn’t a wash. Wheeler has the clear edge, and he’s been very good at home. He knows the Braves, and while the next meeting can always be a horror show, he has navigated them quite well lately.
Ozuna makes the Braves a little less scary, too, so I’m not anticipating Wheeler getting blown up here. If he can merely hold serve and edge out Anderson in a potential pitcher’s duel, it’s hard to hate the Phillies at home.
I’m drawn to that Atlanta moneyline, but Ian Anderson hasn’t been some impenetrable force. The Phillies have had some success against him, and this is not a fun park to pitch it.
Overall, I just trust the Phillies at home in this matchup. The game total feels a bit dicey, so I’ll just hammer the Phillies to get the win.
Phillies to Win-129