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Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Thursday when the Philadelphia Phillies and the Atlanta Braves meet at Turner Field.
Cliff Lee will be the starting pitcher for the Phillies on this day. Lefthander Lee is 0-0 this season with a 0.00 ERA.
Lee's opponent in this one will be Kris Medlen. The Braves righthander has a 0.00 ERA to go along with a 0-0 record this season.
Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 9-2 loser as they battled the Braves on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Braves at -148 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Philadelphia has lost 2 straight games.
Atlanta has won 2 straight games.
Philadelphia: 0-2 SU
Atlanta: 2-0 SU
Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Kansas City are 3-3
After playing Atlanta are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6
Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 8-2
After a win are 6-4
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing Atlanta
Atlanta is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games at home
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games at home
Philadelphia home to Kansas City, Friday, April 5
Atlanta home to Chi Cubs, Friday, April 5