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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.
Lefthander Mike Minor will take the mound for the Braves to start this game. Minor is 13-5 this season with a 3.08 ERA.
It'll be Cliff Lee toeing the rubber for the Phillies in this contest. Lefthander Lee is 11-6 with a 3.09 ERA so far this season.The Braves were a 5-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Mets. That made winners of bettors who got New York at +128 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. Philadelphia was a 3-2 loser in its last match at home against the Nationals. They lost as +134 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors. Current streak:
Philadelphia has lost 2 straight games.
Atlanta: 85-54 SU
Philadelphia: 63-77 SU
Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Friday are 9-1
Before playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After playing NY Mets are 4-6
After a loss are 8-2
Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Atlanta are 3-7
After playing Washington are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4
A few trends to consider:
Philadelphia home to Atlanta, Saturday, September 7