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MLB BASEBALL

Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies

A winning streak will be on the line for the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday when they battle the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park.

Paul Maholm will be the starting pitcher for the Braves on this day. Lefthander Maholm is 10-10 this season with a 4.41 ERA.

Maholm's opponent in this one will be Cole Hamels. The Phillies lefthander has a 3.50 ERA to go along with a 6-13 record this season.

In their last action, Atlanta was a 6-5 loser on the road against the Phillies. Bettors on Philadelphia at +156 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Current streak:
Atlanta has lost 3 straight games.
Philadelphia has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Atlanta: 85-56 SU
Philadelphia: 65-77 SU

Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 9-1
Before playing Miami are 7-3
After playing Philadelphia are 8-2
After a loss are 6-4

Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing San Diego are 4-6
After playing Atlanta are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 7 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Atlanta's last 16 games
Atlanta is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 7 games when playing Atlanta
Philadelphia is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games

Next up:
Atlanta at Miami, Monday, September 9
Philadelphia home to San Diego, Tuesday, September 10