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May 3, 12:10 PM | GrassTurner Field

Philadelphia Phillies vs Atlanta Braves Odds

12-13TEAM RECORD15-10

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

Joe Blanton, with a record of 2-2 on the season, gets the ball for the Phillies, while the Braves trot Randall Delgado to the mound in this one. He is 2-2 so far in 2012.

View Philadelphia vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Braves as -125 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 8.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 1 (Braves) and the No. 15 (Phillies) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Atlanta owns the No. 3 ranking for hits in the National League at 9.1 per game. By contrast, the Phillies are rated No. 7 in the same category at 8.8 per game.

Defensively, Philadelphia features the National League's No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.9 runs per game. Atlanta, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 in the National League at home, scoring 6.2 runs per game.

In their last action, Philadelphia was a 15-13 loser on the road against the Braves. Bettors on Atlanta at -101 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (28) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Phillies got to extra innings, but lost when they got there against Atlanta on Wednesday; it was a 15-13 final at Turner Field in MLB wagering action.

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 3-7
After playing Atlanta are 8-2
After a loss are 6-4

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

A few Phillies at Braves trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 7 games on the road
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games
Atlanta is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games
Atlanta is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing at home against Philadelphia

Next up:
Philadelphia at Washington, Friday, May 4
Atlanta at Colorado, Friday, May 4