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Kris Medlen faces Cliff Lee in MLB odds action

Philadelphia Phillies

Atlanta Braves
72-87 September 27, 2013, 07:30 PM | Turner Field 94-65

Philadelphia pays a visit to Atlanta on Friday, hoping to shut down the Braves bats in baseball action at Turner Field.

Atlanta hands the ball to starter Kris Medlen in this one and he'll try to improve on his 14-12 mark on the year. Philadelphia counters with Cliff Lee, who will try to quiet the fans and the Braves bats at the same time.

View Philadelphia Phillies vs Atlanta Braves Odds and Stats.

On the MLB moneyline for this matchup, Atlanta sat as -116 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The total was set at 6.5, according to 5Dimes.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Braves at No. 15 and the Phillies at No. 22 heading into this contest.

Philadelphia lost its last outing, a 7-1 result against the Braves on September 26. Bettors who backed the Braves at -171 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Philadelphia didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 7-1 to Atlanta on Thursday at Turner Field.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Phillies rank No. 20 at 8.36 hits per game. That compares with Atlanta’s No. 22 ranking in that category.

Comparing defensive stats, Philadelphia owns the No. 26-rated road mark, allowing 4.64 runs per game on the highway. Atlanta, on the other hand, rates No. 8 in scoring at home.

A few Phillies at Braves trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Philadelphia's last 12 games
Philadelphia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 9 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games
Atlanta is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Atlanta's last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 9 games when playing Philadelphia

Next up:
Philadelphia at Atlanta, Saturday, September 28th