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Braves visit Philadelphia Phillies in MLB clash

Atlanta BravesPhiladelphia Phillies
Sep 22, 4:05 PM | GrassCitizens Bank Park

Atlanta Braves vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds

86-65TEAM RECORD77-74

Citizens Bank Park hosts an MLB battle between the Philadelphia Phillies and the visiting Atlanta Braves on Saturday.

The match puts starter Mike Minor for the Braves on the hill facing Roy Halladay for the Phillies. Minor brings a 9-10 mark to the game, while Halladay is 10-7 to date on the season.

View Atlanta vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Braves listed as underdogs of +-140 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Phillies at No. 6 in the National League and the Braves at No. 7 in the National League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Philadelphia and its National League No. 8-rated batting order, averaging 4.3 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 7 lineup of the Braves at 4.4 runs per outing.

Philadelphia owns the National League's No. 7 defense, allowing 4.2 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Atlanta's National League No. 4-rated defense.

Atlanta was a 6-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Phillies. They lost as +100 underdogs, while the total score of 8 made winners of UNDER bettors. Atlanta suffered a 6-2 loss against Philadelphia on Friday, as Tommy Hanson wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Citizens Bank Park.

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After playing Philadelphia are 8-2
After a loss are 6-4

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 7-3
After playing Atlanta are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

A few Braves at Phillies trends to consider:
Atlanta is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Atlanta is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Atlanta's last 17 games
Atlanta is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing Philadelphia
Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Philadelphia's last 13 games at home
Philadelphia is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Atlanta

Next up:
Atlanta at Philadelphia, Sunday, September 23