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The Atlanta Braves and the Philadelphia Phillies will both be gunning for a victory on Saturday when they meet at Citizens Bank Park.
The Braves will trot Brandon Beachy out to the mound in this one. Righthander Beachy has a 0-0 record and a 17.17 ERA this season.
The Phillies will counter Beachy with John Lannan. Lefthander Lannan has a 4.10 ERA to go along with a 3-4 record this season.
The Braves were a 6-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Phillies. That made winners of bettors who got Atlanta at -161 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors.
Atlanta has won 8 straight games.
Philadelphia has lost 3 straight games.
Atlanta: 65-45 SU
Philadelphia: 50-59 SU
Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After playing Philadelphia are 8-2
After a win are 7-3
Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 5-5
After a loss are 1-9
A few trends to consider:
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Atlanta's last 7 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 7 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing at home against Atlanta
Philadelphia is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games when playing Atlanta
Philadelphia home to Atlanta, Sunday, August 4