Kris Medlen Braves at Home vs Philadelphia in MLB Clash
Philadelphia Phillies vs Atlanta Braves Odds
MLB wagering interest swings to the Atlanta vs Philadelphia battle on Thursday at Turner Field as the Braves try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.
Kris Medlen gets the call for the Atlanta Braves and he will try to build on a 0-0 mark. In the other dugout, Cliff Lee brings a 0-0 ledger to the game for the Phillies as he tries to quiet the Braves bats.
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Phillies listed as underdogs of +-130 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7, depending on the book.
This game puts the Braves, most recently No. 8 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Phillies, who rate a National League No. 5 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Atlanta's No. 2-rated National League offense, averaging 8 runs per game, against a Phillies defense that ranks No. 14 in the National League at 8 in runs allowed per game. The Braves have averaged 9.5 hits per game so far, almost the same as Phillies batters have averaged on the year (9.5 hits per game).
Philadelphia brings the National League's No. 14-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Braves' league No. 8-ranked defense.
Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 9-2 loser as they battled the Braves on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Braves at -148 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Philadelphia suffered a 9-2 loss against Atlanta on Wednesday, as Roy Halladay wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Turner Field.
Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Kansas City are 3-3
After playing Atlanta are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6
Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 8-2
After a win are 6-4
A few Phillies at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing Atlanta
Atlanta is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games at home
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games at home
Philadelphia home to Kansas City, Friday, April 5
Atlanta home to Chi Cubs, Friday, April 5