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Phillies open as moneyline underdog vs Braves

Philadelphia PhilliesAtlanta Braves
May 1, 7:10 PM | GrassTurner Field

Philadelphia Phillies vs Atlanta Braves Odds

11-12TEAM RECORD14-9

Atlanta will look to improve on its 14-9 record when take on Philadelphia, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Tuesday.

Cole Hamels, with a record of 3-1 on the season, gets the ball for the Phillies, while the Braves trot Brandon Beachy to the mound in this one. He is 2-1 so far in 2012.

View Philadelphia vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Phillies were listed as +-125 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 6.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Braves - Phillies odds would favor the Braves if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Atlanta is rated No. 1 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Philadelphia is at No. 15 in the National League.

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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 8.3 per game.

Atlanta owns the National League's No. 10 defense, allowing 4.1 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Philadelphia's National League No. 4-rated defense.

In their last action, Philadelphia was a 6-4 winner at home against the Cubs. Bettors on Philadelphia at -167 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Philadelphia looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Cubs, a 6-4 final on Monday in support of Vance Worley at Citizens Bank Park.

Atlanta lost its last outing, a 9-3 result against the Pirates on April 30. Bettors who backed the Pirates at +156 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (12) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Braves were saddled with a loss last time out in Mike Minor's start, as they lost 9-3 against Pittsburgh on Monday at Turner Field.

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing Chi Cubs are 9-1
After a win are 4-6

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

A few Phillies at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 5 games on the road
Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Atlanta
Philadelphia is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
Philadelphia is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Atlanta is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games
Atlanta is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games
Atlanta is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Philadelphia

Next up:
Philadelphia at Atlanta, Wednesday, May 2

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