Philadelphia Phillies host Atlanta Braves in baseball action
Atlanta Braves vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds
Citizens Bank Park hosts an MLB battle between the Philadelphia Phillies and the visiting Atlanta Braves on Wednesday.
The match puts starter Tim Hudson for the Braves on the hill facing Kyle Kendrick for the Phillies. Hudson brings a 11-4 mark to the game, while Kendrick is 2-8 to date on the season.
Baseball odds makers opened the Phillies as +125 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 8.
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 6-rated Braves taking on the National League's No. 7-rated Phillies in this contest.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Philadelphia's National League No. 11-ranked scoring average of 4.1 runs per game, against a Braves offense rated No. 3 and scoring 4.6 runs per game in the league. The Phillies have averaged 8.9 hits per game to date this season, more than the Braves hitters have managed (8.6 per nine innings).
Defensively, Atlanta features the National League's No. 4-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.7 runs per game. Philadelphia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the National League at home, scoring 3.9 runs per game.
In their last action, Atlanta was a 3-0 loser on the road against the Phillies. Bettors on Philadelphia at -136 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Cole Hamels shut down the Braves in their last game, striking out 6 in a 3-0 shutout over Atlanta in baseball action at Citizens Bank Park.
Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing NY Mets are 6-4
After playing Philadelphia are 8-2
After a loss are 6-4
Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing St. Louis are 7-3
After playing Atlanta are 3-7
After a win are 6-4
A few Braves at Phillies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games
Atlanta is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games at home
Atlanta at NY Mets, Friday, August 10
Philadelphia home to St. Louis, Friday, August 10