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MLB Game Preview - Braves underdogs vs Phillies at Philadelphia

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Sep 21, 7:05 PM | GrassCitizens Bank Park

Atlanta Braves vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds

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

The Phillies will turn to Kyle Kendrick and his 7-10 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Braves send Tommy Hanson (12-8) to the hill.

View Atlanta vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Phillies as -107 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 8.

Power Rankings:
The Phillies - Braves odds would favor the Phillies if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Philadelphia is rated No. 6 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Atlanta is at No. 7 in the National League.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Braves rank No. 10 in the National League at 8.4 hits per game. That compares with Philadelphia’s No. 6 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Philadelphia has the National League's No. 9-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Braves own the National League's No. 4 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 3-0 winner as they battled the Marlins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Braves at -138 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Kris Medlen chucked 8 shutout innings at the Marlins in their last game, striking out 6 in a 3-0 win against Miami in baseball action at Marlins Park.

In their last action, Philadelphia was a 16-1 winner on the road against the Mets. Bettors on Philadelphia at -109 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (17) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Philadelphia ran up the score in their last game on Thursday, jumping to a lead and resulting in a 16-1 victory against New York.

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After playing Miami are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing NY Mets are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

A few Braves at Phillies trends to consider:
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Atlanta's last 16 games
Atlanta is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing Philadelphia
Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Philadelphia is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 7 games when playing at home against Atlanta

Next up:
Atlanta at Philadelphia, Saturday, September 22