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Atlanta Braves vs Philadelphia Phillies Preview

Philadelphia PhilliesAtlanta Braves
May 15, 1:35 PM | GrassTurner Field

Philadelphia Phillies vs Atlanta Braves Odds

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The Atlanta Braves will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Philadelphia Phillies invade Turner Field on Sunday.

Roy Halladay gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Phillies on this day; he's 5-2 on the season. The Braves, meanwhile, will counter with Tim Hudson, who will be looking to improve on his 4-3 mark.

View Philadelphia vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Atlanta opened as -105 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 6.5.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 2 (Braves) and the No. 3 (Phillies) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Atlanta's No. 8-rated National League offense, averaging 4.2 runs per game, against a Phillies defense that ranks No. 2 in the National League at 3.3 in runs allowed per game. The Braves have averaged 8.2 hits per game so far, less than Phillies batters have averaged on the year (8.8 hits per game).

Philadelphia brings the National League's No. 2-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Braves' league No. 1-ranked defense.

Philadelphia lost its last outing, a 5-3 result against the Braves on May 14. Bettors who backed the Braves at -160 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Philadelphia suffered a 5-3 loss against Atlanta on Saturday, as Joe Blanton wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Turner Field.

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing Atlanta are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Houston are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few Phillies at Braves trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 7 games on the road
Philadelphia is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games at home
Atlanta is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
Atlanta is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games

Next up:
Philadelphia at St. Louis, Monday, May 16
Atlanta home to Houston, Monday, May 16