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Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies Betting Preview

The top two teams in the National League East will get together to start a three-game series. The Atlanta Braves are at the Philadelphia Phillies.

The Atlanta Braves are 93-49 on the season and 15 games ahead in the National League East. The Braves are 46-24 on the road this season and have won six of their last ten games.

For the Philadelphia Phillies, they are 78-64 and the top wildcard team in the National League. Philadelphia is coming off a loss on Sunday. The Atlanta Braves come into this game listed at -142 over the Phillies on Monday.

The Atlanta Braves are slated to send Charlie Morton to the hill in this game. Morton is a 39-year-old veteran who is seeking his 15th win of the season. Morton is just outside the top 10 in National League ERA, at 3.32.

The Braves lost in his last start at the Dodgers. In that game, he went four innings and allowed six hits and two runs.

First Place Atlanta Braves

The Atlanta Braves have the top offense in all of Major League Baseball. The Braves are the top home run-hitting team in Major League Baseball. They have hit far and away more than any other team in the league, with 273.

Matt Olson leads that charge for the Braves. The first baseman is two away from 50 on the season, with 121 runs batted in. Three other guys have 30+ home runs, and Ozzie Albies needs just one more to get to 30.

Atlanta is also first in runs scored and batting average, with 821 and .276. Ronald Acuna leads the team with 129 on the season while also hitting .336. Matt Olson and Austin Riley are both also over 100 runs scored on the season. After losing on Saturday, the Braves returned and scored five to beat the Pirates on Sunday.

Second Place Philadelphia Phillies

The Philadelphia Phillies are set to use Taijuan Walker. Walker already has 15 wins on the season. He is 15-5 on the season, with a 4.15 earned run average. Walker is coming off a start at San Diego, where he went five innings and allowed five hits and four runs while walking three batters.

Bryce Harper and Kyle Schwarber are the main cogs in the Philadelphia Phillies lineup. Schwarber clubbed his 42nd home run on Saturday, and he is now just six RBIs shy of 100 on the season.

Harper is hitting .294, which is tops on the team. The Phillies are hitting .259, which is sixth in Major League Baseball.

Braves Top Phillies

Look for Charlie Morton to show why he still gets starts every five days. Morton is a great professional who knows how to pitch. Morton will slow down the Phillies offense and take the lead in the National League East 16 games.

The Braves will move one game closer to clinching the division, something they could do before the end of the week. The Atlanta Braves are going to win this game.

Take the Atlanta Braves -142 over the Philadelphia Phillies when you make your bets for Monday.

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