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Roy Halladay fires against Tommy Hanson in a pitching battle that could see UNDER bettors rewarded Wednesday in MLB wagering action.

The NL East clash pits two perennial powerhouses that have struggled so far in 2012.

Halladay, with a record of 3-2 on the season, gets the ball for the Phillies, while the Braves trot Hanson to the mound in this one. He is also 3-2 so far in 2012.

View Philadelphia vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Atlanta sat as -105 favorites at TopBet. The total was set at 6.5 at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 1-rated Braves and the league No. 15-ranked Phillies, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Atlanta owns the No. 6 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.7 per game. By contrast, the Phillies are rated No. 7 in the same category at 8.5 per game.

Philadelphia brings the National League's No. 4-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Braves' league No. 10-ranked defense.

The Phillies were a 4-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Braves. That made winners of bettors who got Philadelphia at -101 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Phillies enjoyed a 4-2 victory at the expense of the Braves on Tuesday, with Cole Hamels throwing 6 innings of 6-hit ball at Turner Field.

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

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

 

A few Phillies at Braves trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games on the road
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 when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 7 games
Atlanta is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games

Next up:
Philadelphia at Atlanta, Thursday, May 3

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