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|Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies|
If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Friday when the Atlanta Braves and the Philadelphia Phillies meet at Citizens Bank Park.
Tim Hudson will be the starting pitcher for the Braves on this day. Righthander Hudson is 4-7 this season with a 4.22 ERA.
Starting this game for the Phillies will be Cliff Lee. The lefthander has a 2.58 ERA to go along with a 9-2 record this season.The Braves were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Marlins. That made winners of bettors who got Miami at +230 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 6-4 winner as they battled the Pirates on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Phillies at +123 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Current streak:
Atlanta has lost 2 straight games.
Atlanta: 49-36 SU
Philadelphia: 41-45 SU
Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After playing Miami are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6
Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing Pittsburgh are 3-7
After a win are 3-7
A few trends to consider:
Philadelphia home to Atlanta, Saturday, July 6