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MLB BASEBALL

Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies

If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Saturday when the Atlanta Braves and the Philadelphia Phillies meet at Citizens Bank Park.

Tim Hudson will be the starting pitcher for the Braves on this day. Righthander Hudson is 4-7 this season with a 4.22 ERA.

Hudson's opponent in this one will be Kyle Kendrick. The Phillies righthander has a 3.59 ERA to go along with a 7-5 record this season.

The Braves were a 5-4 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Phillies. That made winners of bettors who got Philadelphia at -158 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

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

Team records:
Atlanta: 49-37 SU
Philadelphia: 42-45 SU

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

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

A few trends to consider:
Atlanta is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Atlanta is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Philadelphia's last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games at home
Philadelphia is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing Atlanta

Next up:
Philadelphia home to Atlanta, Sunday, July 7