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Baseball Matchup - Philadelphia Phillies Atlanta Braves Odds Preview

Atlanta BravesPhiladelphia Phillies
Aug 3, 4:05 PM | GrassCitizens Bank Park

Atlanta Braves vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds

65-45TEAM RECORD50-59

Atlanta pays a visit to Philadelphia on Saturday, hoping to shut down the Phillies bats in baseball action at Citizens Bank Park.

The Phillies will turn to John Lannan and his 3-4 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Braves send Brandon Beachy (0-0) to the hill.

View Atlanta vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings:
The Phillies sit at No. 13 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Braves sit at a National League No. 7 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Philadelphia's National League No. 13-ranked scoring average of 3.8 runs per game, against a Braves offense rated No. 2 and scoring 4.5 runs per game in the league. The Phillies have averaged 8.6 hits per game to date this season, almost the same as the Braves hitters have managed (8.6 per nine innings).

Defensively, Atlanta features the National League's No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 4 runs per game. Philadelphia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the National League at home, scoring 4 runs per game.

The Braves were a 6-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Phillies. That made winners of bettors who got Atlanta at -161 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors. Atlanta looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Phillies, a 6-4 final on Friday in support of Kris Medlen at Citizens Bank Park.

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After playing Philadelphia are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 5-5
After a loss are 1-9

A few Braves at Phillies trends to consider:
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Atlanta's last 7 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 7 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing at home against Atlanta
Philadelphia is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games when playing Atlanta

Next up:
Atlanta at Philadelphia, Sunday, August 4