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MLB Betting: Phillies face the Braves

Roy Halladay gets the ball for the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night as they continue their MLB betting series on the road against the division-rival Atlanta Braves.

The Phillies fell 7-5 to the Braves in their season opener on Monday before getting Tuesday off, giving them four losses in their past five games against Atlanta. As well, Philadelphia went just 1-3 in Halladay's outings against the Braves last season.

The match puts starter Roy Halladay for the Phillies on the hill facing Paul Maholm for the Braves. Halladay brings a 0-0 mark to the game, while Maholm is 0-0 to date on the season.

View Philadelphia vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Braves were listed as -105 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 7.5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Braves sit at No. 8 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Phillies sit at a National League No. 5 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Atlanta owns the No. 3 ranking for hits in the National League at 10 per game. By contrast, the Phillies are rated No. 3 in the same category at 10 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Atlanta has the National League's No. 12-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Phillies own the National League's No. 14 mark in runs allowed.

The Phillies were a 7-5 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Braves. That made winners of bettors who got Atlanta at +103 on the moneyline, while the total score (12) was good news for OVER bettors. The Phillies were saddled with a loss last time out in Cole Hamels' start, as they lost 7-5 against Atlanta on Monday at Turner Field.

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Atlanta are 7-3
After playing Atlanta are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

A few Phillies at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
Philadelphia is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
Atlanta is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
Atlanta is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Philadelphia

Next up:
Philadelphia at Atlanta, Thursday, April 4