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MLB BASEBALL

Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies

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

Lefthander Mike Minor will take the mound for the Braves to start this game. Minor is 13-5 this season with a 3.08 ERA.

It'll be Cliff Lee toeing the rubber for the Phillies in this contest. Lefthander Lee is 11-6 with a 3.09 ERA so far this season.

The Braves were a 5-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Mets. That made winners of bettors who got New York at +128 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Philadelphia was a 3-2 loser in its last match at home against the Nationals. They lost as +134 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Current streak:
Philadelphia has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Atlanta: 85-54 SU
Philadelphia: 63-77 SU

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

Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Atlanta are 3-7
After playing Washington are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
Atlanta is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing at home against Atlanta
Philadelphia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Philadelphia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Atlanta

Next up:
Philadelphia home to Atlanta, Saturday, September 7