Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cliff Lee is 15-8 with a 2.95 ERA in 34 career starts in April, which is important to consider when making your MLB picks Thursday night as he prepares to take on the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field.
Sports bettors will find that the Phillies are plus-115 road underdogs in the pro baseball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total sits at seven in the market.
Let's take a closer look at this National League East matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a pick along the way.
The Philadelphia Phillies have dropped four consecutive games against the Atlanta Braves dating back to last season, including a 9-2 setback Wednesday night.
Phillies starting pitcher Cliff Lee is 3-1 with a 0.95 ERA in his last five outings against the Braves.
The Atlanta Braves are 25-2 in Kris Medlen's last 27 starts, but he went 1-2 with a 7.23 ERA in six outings during spring training.
Over the last two-plus seasons, the Braves are 19-21 at home with a money line of minus-100 to minus-125, with the OVER going 22-17-1 in that situation.
I'm going to recommend that readers back the Philadelphia Phillies as one of their pro baseball picks Thursday night, as they've gone 15-4 in Cliff Lee's last 19 road starts versus winning teams.
MLB Pick: Philadelphia Phillies +115