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Braves continue betting set in Philly

The Philadelphia Phillies are expected to have Kyle Kendrick on the mound on Saturday night as they continue their home MLB betting series against the division-rival Atlanta Braves.

Kendrick has a 7-5 record and a 3.59 ERA on the season, and overall he's 7-1 with a 2.86 ERA over his 19 career appearances against the Braves. The righthander gave up four runs over six innings against the Dodgers last time out.

Atlanta puts its faith in starter Tim Hudson to earn a win and boost his mark of 4-7.

View Atlanta vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Atlanta before the first pitch in this match found them as 102-moneyline favorites earlier today at Bovada. They saw the total of 8 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 12-rated Phillies and the league No. 8-ranked Braves, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Philadelphia's National League No. 12-ranked scoring average of 3.9 runs per game, against a Braves offense rated No. 4 and scoring 4.3 runs per game in the league. The Phillies have averaged 8.7 hits per game to date this season, more than the Braves hitters have managed (8.3 per nine innings).

Atlanta brings the National League's No. 2-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Phillies' league No. 10-ranked defense.

The Braves were a 5-4 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Phillies. That made winners of bettors who got Philadelphia at -158 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. The Braves endured a 5-4 loss at the hands of the Phillies on Friday, with Paul Maholm throwing 6 innings of 9-hit ball at Citizens Bank Park.

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing Philadelphia are 8-2
After a loss are 4-6

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Atlanta are 7-3
After playing Atlanta are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few Braves at Phillies trends to consider:
Atlanta is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Atlanta is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Philadelphia's last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games at home
Philadelphia is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing Atlanta

Next up:
Atlanta at Philadelphia, Sunday, July 7