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Philadelphia Phillies vs. Atlanta Braves

The Philadelphia Phillies and the Atlanta Braves will both be trying to pick up a win on Monday when they battle at Turner Field.

Lefthander Cole Hamels will take the mound for the Phillies to start this game. Hamels is 4-13 this season with a 3.81 ERA.

Hamels's opponent in this one will be Julio Teheran. The Braves righthander has a 2.96 ERA to go along with a 9-5 record this season.

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 6-0 loser as they battled the Nationals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Nationals at -215 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Atlanta won its last outing, a 9-4 result against the Marlins on August 11. Bettors who backed the Braves at -235 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (13) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Current streak:
Philadelphia has lost 3 straight games.

Team records:
Philadelphia: 52-65 SU
Atlanta: 72-46 SU

Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 3-7
After playing Washington are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After playing Miami are 5-5
After a win are 9-1

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 7 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing Atlanta
Atlanta is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games
Atlanta is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 8 games

Next up:
Atlanta home to Philadelphia, Tuesday, August 13