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MLB Game Preview - Phillies underdogs vs Braves at Philadelphia

Atlanta BravesPhiladelphia Phillies
Sep 7, 7:05 PM | GrassCitizens Bank Park

Atlanta Braves vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds

85-55TEAM RECORD64-77

The Philadelphia Phillies host Atlanta on Saturday, looking to build on their 64-77 mark against the 85-55 Braves in MLB betting action at Citizens Bank Park.

Atlanta puts its faith in starter Alex Wood to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 3-2. Getting the ball for the Phillies is Kyle Kendrick, who owns a 10-12 record on the season with a 4.51 ERA.

View Atlanta vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Philadelphia was a +146 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at Sportsbook.ag settle on an opening over under number of 8.5.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Phillies, most recently No. 14 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Braves, who rate a National League No. 6 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Philadelphia's National League No. 14-ranked scoring average of 3.8 runs per game, against a Braves offense rated No. 4 and scoring 4.3 runs per game in the league. The Phillies have averaged 8.3 hits per game to date this season, less than the Braves hitters have managed (8.5 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Atlanta owns the National League's No. 3-rated road mark, allowing 3.9 runs per game on the highway. Philadelphia, on the other hand, rates No. 8 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Phillies on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Phillies at +103 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Atlanta suffered a 2-1 loss against Philadelphia on Friday, as Mike Minor wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Citizens Bank Park.

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After playing Philadelphia are 9-1
After a loss are 7-3

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

A few Braves at Phillies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Atlanta's last 15 games
Atlanta is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
Philadelphia is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
Philadelphia is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Atlanta at Philadelphia, Sunday, September 8