Philly Phantic MascotAtlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies Saturday Free MLB Pick: The Atlanta Braves are clearly going to win the NL East this season barring a collapse of epic proportions. They have a chance to extend their lead on the field on Saturday in MLB betting action if they can take down the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park in what should be a great game. Philly is expecting to be getting the nod as the favorites on the MLB odds though, and here at TCSP, we think that they are justified for sure.

Braves vs. Phillies Game Time: 4:05 p.m. ET
Braves vs. Phillies Live TV Coverage: FOX
MLB Odds: Braves Off / Phillies Off (Total: Off)

The Phillies are playing terrible baseball right now, as they have lost 10 of their last 11 games. That being said, they have a real chance here to turn things around at least just a bit at the expense of their NL East rivals. LHP John Lannan is on the mound for the Phils, and he has been pitching relatively well of late. The team is 7-4 in his 11 outings this year, and that sort of takes the sting away just a bit from a 4.10 ERA. It also helps that Lannan is 9-5 in his career against the Braves. Atlanta has had all sorts of problems of late with its pitching staff, and RHP Brandon Beachy, Saturday’s starter, hasn’t done much to make us think that he has a real shot. The righty only came back from arm surgery for the first time this season a few short days ago, and he allowed eight hits and seven runs in just 3.2 innings of work against the Colorado Rockies. Until we see Beachy pitch well, we think that he is a man that we should automatically fade. The Phillies are playing lousy ball right now, but they are still our MLB pick for the day.

Braves vs. Phillies Free Pick for August 3rd: Philadelphia Phillies


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