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Philadelphia Phillies Starter Mark Leiter Jr. Out to Silence Atlanta Braves Bats in MLB Contest

The Philadelphia Phillies host Atlanta on Tuesday, looking to pick up a win and improve their 49-81 mark against the 57-72 Braves in MLB betting odds action at Citizens Bank Park.

The Philadelphia Phillies will rely on Mark Leiter Jr. to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while R.A. Dickey will be his counterpart for the Atlanta Braves. Mark Leiter Jr. is 2-3 this season, and R.A. Dickey is 8-8.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Baseball betting odds makers, including BetOnline, opened the Philadelphia Phillies as -116 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 9 at shops such as Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 5.9-2.6 win for the Phillies on Tuesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Atlanta Braves vs Philadelphia Phillies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Philadelphia (49-81) will face the 57-72 Braves in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Philadelphia vs Atlanta injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Philadelphia Phillies rated this week at No. 28 and the Atlanta Braves sitting at No. 23.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Philadelphia owns the No. 21 ranking for hits at 8.5 per game. By contrast, the Atlanta Braves are rated No. 7 in the same category at 9.03 per game.

Defensively, Atlanta features the No. 20-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.05 runs per game. Philadelphia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 21 at home, scoring 4.41 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Braves endured a 6-1 loss at the hands of the Phillies on Monday, with Lucas Sims throwing 6.1 innings of 8-hit ball at Citizens Bank Park.

Betting Trends
  • Atlanta is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Atlanta is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games
  • Atlanta is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games on the road
  • Philadelphia is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Philadelphia is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Philadelphia is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Philadelphia is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Atlanta at Philadelphia, Wednesday, August 30th