Philip Hughes out to silence Braves bats in MLB contest
Atlanta Braves vs New York Yankees Odds
Inter-league play resumes on Wednesday as the Yankees take on the Braves at Yankee Stadium in a key battle on the odds menu.
The Yankees will turn to Philip Hughes and his 7-5 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Braves send Tommy Hanson (7-4) to the hill.
Sportsbooks had installed the Yankees as -132 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9 before betting started to move the line.
This game puts the Yankees, most recently No. 2 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Braves, who rate a National League No. 2 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Braves rank No. 5 in the National League at 8.7 hits per game. That compares with New York’s No. 5 ranking in that category.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and New York has the American League's No. 3-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Braves own the National League's No. 8 mark in runs allowed.
In their last action, Atlanta was a 4-3 winner on the road against the Yankees. Bettors on Atlanta at +125 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Braves enjoyed a 4-3 victory at the expense of the Yankees on Tuesday, with Tim Hudson throwing 5 innings of 4-hit ball at Yankee Stadium.
Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After a win are 6-4
New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing NY Mets are 8-2
After playing Atlanta are 8-2
After a loss are 5-5
A few Braves at Yankees trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees' last 5 games when playing at home against Atlanta
NY Yankees are 10-1 SU in their last 11 games
NY Yankees are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing Atlanta
NY Yankees are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home
Atlanta at Boston, Friday, June 22
NY Yankees at NY Mets, Friday, June 22