Friday MLB preview: Phillies at Braves, Yankees at White Sox

Philadelphia Phillies (38-30) at Atlanta Braves (40-29), 7:20 p.m. ET Nick Pivetta (4-1, 4.93 ERA) (PHI) +125 / +1.5 runs (-170) / Over 9.5 runs (-105) Max Fried (7-3, 3.75 ERA) (ATL) -135 / -1.5 runs (+140) / Under 9.5 runs (-115) MLB free play: Phillies moneyline first five innings (+115) Based on the way Friday night's starters are trending, the Phillies have the upper hand over the Braves at SunTrust Park. Nick Pivetta will be on the hill for [...]

Wednesday MLB preview: Diamondbacks at Phillies, Brewers at Astros

Arizona Diamondbacks (35-33) at Philadelphia Phillies (38-29), 7:05 p.m. ET Merrill Kelly (6-6, 4.12 ERA) (ARZ) +125 / +1.5 runs (-175) / Over 9 runs (-115) Zach Eflin (6-5, 2.88 ERA) (PHI) -135 / -1.5 runs (+145) / Under 9 runs (-105) MLB free play: Phillies -0.5 first five innings (EVEN) Based on the home and road splits of the respective starters, the Phillies are a good bet to secure an early lead over the Diamondbacks in Wednesday's series finale [...]

MLB Tuesday preview: Blue Jays at Orioles, Diamondbacks at Phillies

Toronto Blue Jays (23-42) at Baltimore Orioles (20-45), 7:05 p.m. ET Trent Thornton (1-4, 4.73 ERA) (TOR) -115 / +1.5 runs (-225) / Over 8.5 runs (-115) John Means (5-4, 2.67 ERA) (BAL) +105 / -1.5 runs (+185) / Under 8.5 runs (-105) MLB free play: Orioles moneyline The Blue Jays and Orioles are each 5-15 their last 20 games, tied for the worst mark in the majors. But bettors should confidently back Baltimore and their best starter, John Means, [...]

MLB Monday preview: Phillies at Padres

Philadelphia Phillies (33-26) at San Diego Padres (30-29), 10:10 p.m. ET Aaron Nola (6-0, 4.18 ERA) (PHI) -135 / -1.5 runs (+120) / Over 7.5 runs (-115) Eric Lauer (4-4, 4.45 ERA) (SD) +125 / +1.5 runs (-140) / Under 7.5 runs (-105) MLB Free Play: Padres moneyline Aaron Nola's 6-0 record for the Phillies belies how shaky he's been on the mound this season, so the Padres offer good value as home underdogs. Opponents are batting .272 against Nola [...]

MLB weekend preview: Phillies at Dodgers

The Philadelphia Phillies (33-23), leaders in the NL East, visit NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers (38-19) for a three-game series this weekend. Below is a primer that will give handicappers a good idea of what to expect. Friday, 10:10 p.m. ET Jake Arrieta (5-4, 3.60 ERA) (PHI) +145 / +1.5 runs (-140) / Over 9 runs (EVEN) Kenta Maeda (6-2, 3.67 ERA) (LAD) -160 / -1.5 runs (+120) / Under 9 runs (-120) MLB Free Play: Phillies moneyline The Phillies [...]

MLB Friday Preview: Phillies at Brewers, Mariners at A’s

Philadelphia Phillies (29-21) at Milwaukee Brewers (29-22), 8:10 p.m. ET MLB Free Play: Over Jerad Eickhoff (2-2, 3.23 ERA) (PHI) +115 / +1.5 runs (-180) / Over nine runs (-115) Chase Anderson (2-0, 2.66 ERA) (MIL) -125 / -1.5 runs (+150) / Under nine runs (EVEN) The Phillies and Brewers should pile up the runs in Friday night’s series opener at Miller Park, as Jerad Eickhoff and Chase Anderson take the hill for their respective clubs. Eickhoff was knocked around for [...]

MLB Thursday Preview: Phillies at Cubs, White Sox at Astros

Philadelphia Phillies (28-21) at Chicago Cubs (29-18), 2:20 p.m. ET MLB Free Play: Cubs moneyline Aaron Nola (4-0, 4.47 ERA) (PHI) +110 / +1.5 runs (-180) / Over 9.5 runs (EVEN) Jon Lester (3-2, 2.09 ERA) (CHC) -120 / -1.5 runs (+150) / Under 9.5 runs (-120) The advantage would seem to rest with the home team for Thursday afternoon's series finale. Aaron Nola enters this contest having given up exactly one earned run in four of his last five [...]

MLB Wednesday Preview: Phillies at Cubs, Braves at Giants

Philadelphia Phillies (28-20) at Chicago Cubs (28-18), 8:05 p.m. ET MLB Free Play: Phillies moneyline Cole Irvin (2-0, 2.77 ERA) (PHI) +140 / +1.5 runs (-140) / Over 10.5 runs (-110) Cole Hamels (4-0, 3.13 ERA) (CHC) -155 / -1.5 runs (+120) / Under 10.5 runs (-110) Longtime Phillies starter Cole Hamels gets the ball for the Cubs against his old squad at Wrigley Field on Wednesday night. He takes on a promising rookie in Philadelphia's Cole Irvin. Hamels has [...]

MLB Monday Preview: A’s at Indians, Phillies at Cubs

Oakland Athletics (22-25) at Cleveland Indians (25-20), 6:10 p.m. ET MLB Free Play: Under Brett Anderson (4-3, 4.41 ERA) (OAK) +155 / +1.5 runs (-135) / Over 8 runs (-110) Carlos Carrasco (4-3, 4.18 ERA) (CLE) -170 / -1.5 runs (+115) / Under 8 runs (-110) The first of three between the Athletics and Indians at Progressive Field on Monday night should be fairly low scoring. Carlos Carrasco starts for Cleveland, and in his last four efforts against the A's [...]

MLB Wednesday Preview: Brewers at Phillies, Cardinals at Braves

Milwaukee Brewers (25-19) at Philadelphia Phillies (24-17), 7:05 p.m. ET MLB Free Play: Under Gio Gonzalez (1-0, 1.69 ERA) (MIL) -105 / +1.5 runs (-200) / Over 9 runs (-110) Jake Arrieta (4-3, 3.78 ERA) (PHI) -105 / -1.5 runs (+165) / Under 9 runs (-110) MLB Analysis Expect solid performances at Citizens Bank Park from two veteran starting pitchers, as Gio Gonzalez and the Brewers battle Jake Arrieta and the Phillies. Gonzalez has demonstrated he was well worth a [...]