Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies Preview and Predictions 04-21-2017 finished Citizens Bank Park Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Fri Apr 21 07:05 PM (951) Atlanta Braves SP: -235ML: 105U: (8.5) -250 36 % (472 picks) 3 (952) Philadelphia Phillies SP: (-1.5) 170ML: -135O: (8.5) 180 64 % (841 picks) 4 MATCHUP BOXSCORES PREVIEW CONSENSUS RECAP TRENDS TICKETS GAME 1 PREMIUM PICK Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies Preview and Predictions by SportsDirect Inc. on 04/21/2017 The Atlanta Braves have enjoyed pronounced highs and lows already this season, as manager Brian Snitker's charges answered a five-game losing skid by winning five in a row before getting swept in a three to conclude a seven-game homestand at SunTrust Park. The Braves look to stop the bleeding when they begin a nine-game road trip on Friday with the first of three contests against the Philadelphia Phillies.Atlanta's Freddie Freeman endured a rare tough night by going hitless in four at-bats during Thursday's 3-2 setback to Washington to see his batting average dip from a league-best .440 to .407. The 27-year-old will look to regain his rhythm versus Philadelphia, against which he shredded last season by batting .362 with six homers, 11 RBIs and 19 runs scored. While Freeman's been blistering hot, slugger Maikel Franco had been ice cold by going hitless in a career-high 22 consecutive at-bats before belting a homer and double as the Phillies claimed a rare series victory over the New York Mets with Thursday's 6-4 triumph. The 24-year-old's recent success could cool quickly as Franco has struggled mightily against Friday starter and fellow Dominican Bartolo Colon, recording just one hit in 16 career at-bats.TV: 7:05 p.m. ET, FSN South (Atlanta), CSN PhiladelphiaPITCHING MATCHUP: Braves RH Bartolo Colon (1-1, 4.24 ERA) vs. Phillies RH Jeremy Hellickson (2-0, 1.59)Colon was downright masterful in his last outing, permitting a solo homer as his only hit over seven innings in a 9-2 rout of San Diego on Sunday. While pitching for the Mets last season, the 43-year-old recorded a no-decision and picked up a pair of wins in his three outings at Citizens Bank Park. Colon has limited the current crop of Phillies to a .188 batting average, with Michael Saunders (2-for-16, six strikeouts) and Odubel Herrera (5-for-27, nine strikeouts) singing sour tunes.Hellickson, who provides a veteran presence on an otherwise young Philadelphia starting rotation, continued to lead by example in his last outing. The 30-year-old permitted two runs on four hits in seven innings of a 4-2 victory over Washington on Saturday. Hellickson has issued just one walk in all three of his starts this season and boasts an impressive 0.82 WHIP while allowing just a .186 batting average by his opponents.WALK-OFFS1. Atlanta LF Matt Kemp went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in his return from a 10-game absence due to a strained hamstring.2. Philadelphia 2B Cesar Hernandez is 0-for-9 with six strikeouts in his last two contests on the heels of an 11-game hitting streak.3. The Braves won 11 of the 19 meetings between the NL East rivals last season, including five of nine at Citizens Bank Park.PREDICTION: Braves 4, Phillies 1 Major League Baseball , baseball Line Up LINEUP AWAY AWAY Ian KrolPitching order:2Batting order:9 Slot:3Position: Reliever (RP) Bartolo ColonPitching order:1Batting order:9 Slot:1Position: Starter (SP) Matt KempBatting order:4 Slot:1Position: Left Outfield (LF) Tyler FlowersBatting order:7 Slot:1Position: Catcher (C) Brandon PhillipsBatting order:6 Slot:1Position: Second Base (2B) Jace PetersonBatting order:9 Slot:2Position: Pinch Hitter (PH) Ender InciarteBatting order:1 Slot:1Position: Center Outfield (CF) Nick MarkakisBatting order:5 Slot:1Position: Right Outfield (RF) Adonis GarciaBatting order:2 Slot:1Position: Third Base (3B) Dansby SwansonBatting order:8 Slot:1Position: Shortstop (SS) Freddie FreemanBatting order:3 Slot:1Position: First Base (1B) Emilio BonifacioBatting order:5 Slot:2Position: Pinch Runner (PR) Odds POINT SPREAD ODDS betonline bwin bet365 gtbets guts sportsinteraction topbet williamhill Atlanta Braves @ Philadelphia Phillies (-1.5) 160(1.5) -200 (1.5) -222(-1.5) 180 (1.5) -222(-1.5) 180 (1.5) -220(-1.5) 180 (-1.5) 160(1.5) -200 (1.5) -220(-1.5) 180 (1.5) -220(-1.5) 180 (1.5) -238(-1.5) 200 MONEY LINE ODDS betonline bwin bet365 gtbets guts sportsinteraction topbet williamhill Atlanta Braves @ Philadelphia Phillies -107-103 -105-115 -111-111 -109-101 -111-111 -110-110 -105-105 -110-110 OVER UNDER ODDS betonline bwin bet365 gtbets guts sportsinteraction topbet williamhill Atlanta Braves @ Philadelphia Phillies Over: Under: (8) -102-118 (7.5) -133110 (8) 100-120 (8) 100-120 (7.5) -125100 (8) 100-120 (8) -105-115 (8) -105-115 Get Tickets Event Buy Ticket Datetime Local Average Price Lowest Price Highest Price Location Image Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies BUY from USD 26.00 2017-07-28T19:05:00 USD 77.00 USD 26.00 USD 566.00 Philadelphia, PA 19148 Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies BUY from USD 25.00 2017-07-29T19:05:00 USD 90.00 USD 25.00 USD 330.00 Philadelphia, PA 19148 Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies BUY from USD 27.00 2017-07-30T13:35:00 USD 77.00 USD 27.00 USD 317.00 Philadelphia, PA 19148 Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies BUY from USD 21.00 2017-07-31T12:35:00 USD 78.00 USD 21.00 USD 567.00 Philadelphia, PA 19148 Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies BUY from USD 17.00 2017-08-28T19:05:00 USD 71.00 USD 17.00 USD 258.00 Philadelphia, PA 19148 Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies BUY from USD 18.00 2017-08-29T19:05:00 USD 73.00 USD 18.00 USD 268.00 Philadelphia, PA 19148 Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies BUY from USD 18.00 2017-08-30T13:05:00 USD 73.00 USD 18.00 USD 267.00 Philadelphia, PA 19148 Tweet Comment about atlanta braves at philadelphia phillies preview and predictions MLB Related News Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles Preview and Predictions 04/25/2017 00:26 The Baltimore Orioles had their way with the Tampa Bay Rays a year ago and, with Adam Jones reaching a career milestone, showed not much has changed in the first meeting between the teams this season. 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