MLB Free Pick – Tuesday, September 17

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The baseball action continues as we feature our MLB free pick for Tuesday. We started off the week with a winner, as the Colorado Rockies covered our run line prediction against the New York Mets last night. We will now look to build a positive streak heading into the final matches of the regular season. Furthermore, if you like betting on baseball, we have an excellent offer for you! We partnered with a reputable sportsbook that offers a welcome bonus to all new customers. Betway is offering a 100% bonus up to $100 (T&C’s apply). Click here to find out more and take advantage of this offer.

Atlanta Braves vs Philadelphia Phillies

Tuesday, September 17 – 19:20 EST – SunTrust Park

Expected Pitchers: Dallas Keuchel (8-5, ERA: 3.35) vs Vince Velasquez (6-7, ERA: 4.95)

The Atlanta Braves host the Philadelphia Phillies in the opening match of the series on Tuesday evening. The home team is coming off a 2-1 series win against the Nationals, which fortified their advantage as division leaders. On that note, Atlanta has already qualified to this season’s playoffs and will look to close out the remaining matches in the best way possible. The home team has a clear advantage when they face the Phillies at SunTrust Park as they have won 9 of their last 11 matches. Tonight, they will send Dallas Keuchel to the mound. The 31 year old pitcher has enjoyed a positive season. He’s posted a record of 8-5 with an ERA of 3.35. He has been playing even better recently, as he’s recorded an ERA of 2.66 in his last 7 starts.

On the other hand, the Phillies are coming into this one after picking up two consecutive losses against the Boston Red Sox. Philadelphia’s season is pretty much done unless a miracle happens. They are currently sitting five games behind in the wild card race. However, the Phillies played the Braves a week ago at Citizens Bank Park and won the series 2-1. Tonight, they will field Vince Velasquez as their starting pitcher. The 27 year old is coming into this match with a 6-7 record and an ERA of 4.95. Furthermore, he is 3-1 in his last 7 matches, however he recorded an ERA of 6.19. We believe that the Braves have the advantage in this match, especially if we are to consider their home record against the Phillies.