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Philadelphia Phillies vs. Atlanta Braves

The Philadelphia Phillies and the Atlanta Braves will both be gunning for a victory on Monday when they meet at Turner Field.

The Phillies will trot Cole Hamels out to the mound in this one. Left hander Hamels has a 7-6 record and a 2.59 ERA this season.

It'll be Julio Teheran toeing the rubber for the Braves in this contest. Right hander Teheran is 13-9 with a 2.91 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers opened the Braves as -146-moneyline favorites versus the Phillies, while the game's total opened at 6.5

Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 1-0 winner as they battled the Marlins at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Braves at -161 were rewarded, while the 1 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Philadelphia was a 6-5 loser on the road against the Mets. Bettors on New York at -103 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Philadelphia:
Team record: 62-74
Philadelphia is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Philadelphia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games on the road
Philadelphia is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Atlanta

Atlanta:
Team record: 72-65
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Atlanta is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Philadelphia

Next up:
Philadelphia at Atlanta Tuesday, September 2