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Phillies open as moneyline underdog vs Braves

Atlanta BravesPhiladelphia Phillies
July 6, 7:05 PM | GrassCitizens Bank Park

Atlanta Braves vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds

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Baseball bettors look for value at Citizens Bank Park on Friday as host Philadelphia battles the Atlanta Braves in baseball odds action.

The Phillies will rely on Kyle Kendrick to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Tim Hudson will be his counterpart for the Braves. Kyle Kendrick is 2-7 this season, and Tim Hudson is 6-4.

View Atlanta vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 115 moneyline favorites in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 9 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The Phillies sit at No. 8 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Braves sit at a National League No. 4 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Philadelphia's No. 7-rated National League offense, averaging 4.3 runs per game, against a Braves defense that ranks No. 7 in the National League at 4.3 in runs allowed per game. The Phillies have averaged 9.2 hits per game so far, more than Braves batters have averaged on the year (8.8 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Philadelphia has the National League's No. 11-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Braves own the National League's No. 7 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 7-3 winner as they battled the Cubs at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Braves at -146 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Atlanta rolled to a 7-3 win against Chicago on Thursday, as Mike Minor and the Braves' bats led the team to victory at Turner Field.

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 6-5 loser as they battled the Mets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Mets at -112 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Philadelphia suffered a 6-5 loss against New York on Thursday, as Cole Hamels wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Citi Field.

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

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

A few Braves at Phillies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 7 games when playing Philadelphia
Atlanta is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Atlanta's last 23 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Philadelphia is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing Atlanta
Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Philadelphia's last 11 games

Next up:
Atlanta at Philadelphia, Saturday, July 7