Aaron Nola (3-2, 2.89 ERA) and the Philadelphia Phillies (24-17) take on Matt Wisler (1-3, 3.14 ERA) and the Atlanta Braves (10-30) in a game that has the potential to be low scoring. This is the first of a three-game series at Citizens Bank Park. Action begins at 7:05 p.m. ET on Friday, May. 20 and can be seen on CSPh and FSSO.
Nola pitched 7.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering two, striking out nine and walking one in a 4-3 win over the Reds. Wisler went 7.1 innings, surrendering two runs and striking out seven in a 4-2 defeat to the Royals in his most recent start.
The odds for Philadelphia and Atlanta are Phillies -160, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 7.
The Phillies lead the season series, 2-1.
Predictions: SU Winner - PHI
The Phillies hold a 13-8 record against the NL East Division this season, while the Braves have a 5-13 record against the division.
The Phillies are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Braves have a 1-7 record when opponents give up one walk or less.
When they are outhit, the Braves are 2-19. The Phillies have a 6-13 record when opponents outhit them.
Atlanta ranks at the bottom of the league when it comes to home runs, hitting 15 this season. Philadelphia ranks near the bottom with 31.
Ranking 30th, Philadelphia is at the bottom of the league in hits, notching 7.63 per game. Atlanta ranks near the bottom at 22nd with 8.00.
Ranking 30th, Atlanta is at the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.618). Philadelphia ranks near the bottom at 28th with an OPS of .658.
When the Braves allow at least one home run, they are 3-22. When the Phillies allow one or more homers, they have a 9-14 record.