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Atlanta Sends R.A. Dickey vs Ben Lively in Philadelphia Phillies vs Braves Game

The Atlanta Braves get a visit from the Philadelphia Phillies in MLB baseball betting action on Thursday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Ben Lively, with a record of 1-0 on the season, gets the ball for the Philadelphia Phillies, while the Atlanta Braves trot R.A. Dickey to the mound in this one. He is 3-4 so far in 2017.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the Atlanta Braves in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline underdogs of -102 at BetOnline for Thursday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 9.5 at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 6.3-4.2 result in favor of the Braves. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Philadelphia Phillies vs Atlanta Braves Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Atlanta (25-32) will face the 21-36 Phillies in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Atlanta vs Philadelphia injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 18-ranked Atlanta Braves and the No. 30-rated Philadelphia Phillies in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Atlanta owns the No. 4 ranking for hits at 9.23 per game. By contrast, the Philadelphia Phillies are rated No. 21 in the same category at 8.25 per game.

Comparing defensive stats, Philadelphia owns the No. 17-rated road mark, allowing 5.03 runs per game on the highway. Atlanta, on the other hand, rates No. 15 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Philadelphia was scored on plenty on Wednesday, falling behind early and watching runners cross the plate all game in a 14-1 loss to Atlanta.

Betting Trends
  • Philadelphia is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Philadelphia is 6-16 ATS in its last 22 games
  • Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Philadelphia is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games
  • Atlanta is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games
  • Atlanta is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Atlanta is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Philadelphia at St. Louis, Friday, June 9th
Atlanta home to New York, Friday, June 9th