Moneyline favors Braves in battle with Phillies
Philadelphia Phillies vs Atlanta Braves Odds
The Atlanta Braves battle the visiting Philadelphia Phillies on Monday in MLB betting action at Turner Field.
Tim Hudson gets the call for the Atlanta Braves and he will try to build on a 0-0 mark. In the other dugout, Cole Hamels brings a 0-0 ledger to the game for the Phillies as he tries to quiet the Braves bats.
Bettors looking to side with the Braves in this one will find them as -115 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 7.5 at its open earlier today.
This game matches up the No. 8 (Braves) and the No. 5 (Phillies) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Atlanta has the National League's No. 1-rated offensive output, at 0 hits per game. The Phillies average 0 hits per game, good for No. 1 on the National League list.
Atlanta owns the National League's No. 1 defense, allowing 0 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Philadelphia's National League No. 1-rated defense.
In their last action, Philadelphia was a 5-1 loser on the road against the Nationals. Bettors on Washington at -103 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Phillies were saddled with a loss last time out in Cliff Lee's start, as they lost 5-1 against Washington on Wednesday at Nationals Park.
Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 6-3 loser as they battled the Cardinals at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at +158 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Atlanta didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 6-3 to St. Louis on Friday at Turner Field.
Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Monday are 9-1
Before playing Atlanta are 7-3
After playing Washington are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5
Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3
A few Phillies at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games on the road
Philadelphia is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Philadelphia is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
Atlanta is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games at home
Atlanta is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Atlanta's last 25 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 7 games
Philadelphia at Atlanta, Wednesday, April 3