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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.
Lefthander Alex Wood will take the mound for the Braves to start this game. Wood is 3-2 this season with a 3.47 ERA.
The Phillies will counter Wood with Kyle Kendrick. Righthander Kendrick has a 4.51 ERA to go along with a 10-12 record this season.
Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Phillies on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Phillies at +103 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Atlanta has lost 2 straight games.
Atlanta: 85-55 SU
Philadelphia: 64-77 SU
Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After playing Philadelphia are 9-1
After a loss are 7-3
Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Atlanta are 3-7
After playing Atlanta are 3-7
After a win are 4-6
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Atlanta's last 15 games
Atlanta is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
Philadelphia is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
Philadelphia is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Philadelphia home to Atlanta, Sunday, September 8