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Milwaukee Brewers

Atlanta Braves
70-87 September 25, 2013, 07:10 PM | Turner Field 93-64

Baseball bettors look for value at Turner Field on Wednesday as host Atlanta battles the Milwaukee Brewers in baseball odds action.

Kyle Lohse gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Brewers on this day; he's 10-10 on the season. The Braves, meanwhile, will counter with Paul Maholm, who will be looking to improve on his 10-10 mark.

View Milwaukee Brewers vs Atlanta Braves Odds and Stats.

The Braves were listed as -153 moneyline Favorite earlier in the day at BetOnline, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 7 earlier at TopBet.

According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 15-ranked Braves and the No. 16-rated Brewers in this matchup.

The Brewers were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Braves. That made winners of bettors who got Atlanta at -136 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Brewers endured a 3-2 loss at the hands of the Braves on Tuesday, with Tyler Thornburg throwing 7 innings of 7-hit ball at Turner Field.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Atlanta's No. 14-rated offense, averaging 4.23 runs per game, against a Brewers defense that ranks No. 20 at 4.32 in runs allowed per game. The Braves have averaged 8.33 hits per game so far, less than Brewers batters have averaged on the year (8.53 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Atlanta has the No. 1-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Brewers own the No. 20 mark in runs allowed.

A few Brewers at Braves trends to consider:
Milwaukee is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 7 games on the road
Milwaukee is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Atlanta
Atlanta is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 7 games
Atlanta is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games at home
Atlanta is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Milwaukee at New York, Thursday, September 26th
Atlanta at Philadelphia, Thursday, September 26th