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MLB Odds: Phillies vs. Braves

The first place Philadelphia Phillies will try to increase their lead in the NL East today when they battle division rivals the Atlanta Braves.

The Phillies will send Joe Blanton (1-1, 5.83) to the hill today, while the Braves will counter with Jair Jurrjens (4-0, 1.50). Blanton earned a won over Florida in his last start after allowing three runs on eight hits in five innings. Jurrjens faced the Phillies in his last start and held them to one run on eight his in 6 1-3 innings.

View Philadelphia vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Atlanta opened as -150 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 8.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 2-rated Braves and the league No. 3-ranked Phillies, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Phillies rank No. 5 in the National League at 8.9 hits per game. That compares with Atlanta’s No. 11 ranking in that category.

Philadelphia brings the National League's No. 1-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Braves' league No. 2-ranked defense.

Philadelphia won its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Braves on May 13. Bettors who backed the Phillies at +100 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Phillies enjoyed a 5-4 victory at the expense of the Braves on Friday, with Cole Hamels throwing 6 innings of 8-hit ball at Turner Field.

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Atlanta are 8-2
After playing Atlanta are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

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

A few Phillies at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games on the road
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
Philadelphia is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Atlanta's last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
Atlanta is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games

Next up:
Philadelphia at Atlanta, Sunday, May 15