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Phillies vs Braves Prediction, Odds, Betting Trends & Probable Pitchers for NLDS Game 2 MLB Playoffs

Larry Rupp
Philadelphia Phillies vs Atlanta Braves prediction, odds, betting trends and probable pitchers for NLDS Game 2 in MLB Playoffs.
Philadelphia Phillies vs Atlanta Braves prediction, odds, betting trends and probable pitchers for NLDS Game 2 in MLB Playoffs. / AP Photos/Nick Wass
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Phillies vs Braves Game 2 Info

2022 MLB Playoffs — NLDS Game 2
No. 6 Philadelphia Phillies (87-75, 40-41 Away) vs. No. 1 Atlanta Braves (101-61, 55-26 Home)
Date: Tuesday, October 12, 2022
Time: 4:35 p.m. ET
Venue: Truist Park — Atlanta, GA
Coverage: FOX

The AL & NL division series of the MLB Playoffs got going on Tuesday and only one road team was able capture the victory in Game 1. That was the Philadelphia Phillies. A 7-6 defeat of the Atlanta Braves was led by outfielder Nick Castellanos' big day at the plate (3 hits, 3 RBI and 1 run scored).

The Phillies are playing outstanding baseball right now and have won all three of their postseason contests. Meanwhile, the Braves will be looking to punch back in Game 2 after getting deep into Philly's bullpen in Game 1. Fans are surely set for a thrilling game in what is a classic NL East rivalry.

Phillies vs Braves Odds & Spread

All MLB Postseason betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: PHI: (+120) | ATL: (-142)
Spread: PHI: +1.5 (-172) | ATL: -1.5 (+142)
Total: 7.5 — Over: (-105) | Under: (-115)

The Braves enter this contest as a small home favorite on the moneyline and spread. They are listed at -142 moneyline odds with +142 odds to cover the 1.5-run spread. The over/under on this matchup features 7.5 runs, which notably increased after seeing a combined 13 runs scored in Game 1.

Phillies vs Braves Prediction & Pick

If there was one word to describe playoff baseball, it would be unpredictable. The Phillies went 5-for-12 with runners in scoring position in Game 1 after struggling in that area during the Wild Card Round. Now, manager Rob Thomson sends his best pitcher to the mound with a 2-0 lead there for the taking.

Across three starts against the Braves in the regular season, Wheeler posted a 2-0 record to go along with a 2.70 ERA and 0.95 WHIP. He is opposed by Kyle Wright, who logged a 2-1 record as well as a 2.84 ERA and 0.79 WHIP in three starts against the Phillies. Runs will be at a premium in this one.

There's no pitching advantage in this game, so give me the squad with all of the momentum right now.

Final Score Prediction: Phillies: 4 | Braves: 2

Phillies vs Braves Probable Starting Pitchers

The Philadelphia Phillies will look to Zack Wheeler (12-7, 2.82 ERA) in Game 2 and the Atlanta Braves hand the ball to Kyle Wright (21-5, 3.19 ERA).

Phillies vs Braves Betting Trends

- Philadelphia is 4-11 straight up in its last 15 away games against Atlanta.
- The total has hit the over in six of Philadelphia's last nine games.
- Atlanta is 13-2 straight up in its last 15 home games.
- The total has hit the over in four of Atlanta's last five games against Philadelphia.

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Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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