A National League East series concludes Sunday night when the Philadelphia Phillies (25-27, 11-17 away) visit the Atlanta Braves (31-21, 14-14 home). Philadelphia would have gone into this series happy with a split, but now they have their eyes on a series win. Below is my MLB pick for the Philadelphia Phillies vs Atlanta Braves.

Philadelphia Phillies vs Atlanta Braves Betting Pick

The Pick: Atlanta Braves -275

This game will be played at Trusit Park at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 28, 2023.

Why Bet the Atlanta Braves:

✅ Atlanta is the better team offensively averaging more runs and striking out less than the Phillies this season.

✅ Spencer Strider is one of the best strikeout pitchers in the game and Philadelphia strikes out 8.88 times per game.

✅ Dylan Covey is making his first start of the season against an Atlanta offense that can mash with the best of them.

Philadelphia Phillies Need This Series Win

Philadelphia has had a frustrating start to this season as they go on long win streaks and follow that up with longer losing streaks. The Phillies will hope this weekend is a launching pad for their season as they have won two of three games against the Braves and are unlucky to not have won all three. A series win by Philadelphia will go a long way towards staying in the NL East race.

Dylan Covey is set to make his first start of the season and he was impressive in his Phillies debut. Covey was acquired by the Phillies last week and pitched five relief innings where he allowed five hits and one earned run.

The Phillies have been balanced at the dish with Nick Castellanos batting a team high .300, Kyle Schwarber mashing 12 home runs, and Alec Bohm knocking in 37 runs.

The Atlanta Braves Are a Mystery at Home

Atlanta is going to end June without winning their last two series, but they are heading into a favorable series next time out. After this series finale with the Phillies, the Braves will be flying out to Oakland to play in front of 100 fans and, potentially, the worst team in baseball history.

Spencer Strider is going to make his 11th start of the season and he is going to put himself in the Cy Young conversation this year. The righty has posted a 2.97 ERA and 1.04 WHIP in 57.2 innings pitched.

Matt Olson has been the main Atlanta power source as he leads the team with 14 home runs and 37 RBIs. Ronald Acuna Jr. is batting a team high .322.