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Phillies visit Atlanta Braves in MLB clash

Philadelphia Phillies

Atlanta Braves
73-88 September 29, 2013, 01:35 PM | Turner Field 95-66

The visiting Phillies hope for a solid performance on Sunday as they look to steal a win at Turner Field against the Atlanta Braves.

It's a pitching duel between Julio Teheran for the Braves (13-8 on the year) and Zach Miner for Philadelphia (0-1 so far).

View Philadelphia Phillies vs Atlanta Braves Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Braves in this matchup found them as -210 favorites on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 7.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Sportsbook.ag.

The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 22-rated Phillies taking on the No. 15-rated Braves in this contest.

In their last action, Philadelphia was a 5-4 winner on the road against the Braves. Bettors on Philadelphia at +236 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Phillies enjoyed a 5-4 victory at the expense of the Braves on Saturday, with Ethan Martin throwing 3 innings of 4-hit ball at Turner Field.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Atlanta's No. 14-ranked scoring average of 4.2 runs per game, against a Phillies offense rated No. 27 and scoring 3.76 runs per game. The Braves have averaged 8.3 hits per game to date this season, less than the Phillies hitters have managed (8.35 per nine innings).

Atlanta owns the No. 1 defense, allowing 4.2 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Philadelphia's No. 25-rated defense.

A few Phillies at Braves trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 8 games

Next up:
Philadelphia at , Wednesday, December 31st
Atlanta at , Wednesday, December 31st