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MLB BASEBALL

Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies

The Atlanta Braves and the Philadelphia Phillies will meet on the field at Citizens Bank Park on Friday in a battle of division rivals.

The Braves will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Kris Medlen in this game. Medlen has a 7-10 record and a 3.74 ERA this season.

The Phillies will counter Medlen with Cliff Lee. Lefthander Lee has a 3.05 ERA to go along with a 10-4 record this season.

In their last action, Atlanta was a 11-2 winner at home against the Rockies. Bettors on Atlanta at -215 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (13) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Philadelphia lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Giants on August 1. Bettors who backed the Giants at +113 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Current streak:
Atlanta has won 7 straight games.
Philadelphia has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Atlanta: 64-45 SU
Philadelphia: 50-58 SU

Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After playing Colorado are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing San Francisco are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

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

Next up:
Philadelphia home to Atlanta, Saturday, August 3