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Tim Hudson, Cliff Lee take mound in Phillies vs Braves tilt

Atlanta BravesPhiladelphia Phillies
Sep 23, 1:35 PM | GrassCitizens Bank Park

Atlanta Braves vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds

87-65TEAM RECORD77-75

The visiting Braves hope for a solid performance on Sunday as they look to steal a win at Citizens Bank Park against the Philadelphia Phillies.

The match puts starter Tim Hudson for the Braves on the hill facing Cliff Lee for the Phillies. Hudson brings a 15-6 mark to the game, while Lee is 6-7 to date on the season.

View Atlanta vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Phillies as -130 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 7.5.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 6-rated Phillies and the league No. 7-ranked Braves, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Philadelphia has the National League's No. 8-rated offensive output, at 8.8 hits per game. The Braves average 8.4 hits per game, good for No. 10 on the National League list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Philadelphia has the National League's No. 9-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Braves own the National League's No. 4 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Atlanta, they were an 8-2 winner as they battled the Phillies on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Braves at +112 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Braves grabbed a win last time out, defeating Roy Halladay and the Phillies 8-2 on Saturday at Citizens Bank Park.

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Miami are 6-4
After playing Philadelphia are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few Braves at Phillies trends to consider:
Atlanta is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Atlanta is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Atlanta is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Atlanta's last 18 games
Philadelphia is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing Atlanta
Philadelphia is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games when playing Atlanta

Next up:
Atlanta home to Miami, Tuesday, September 25
Philadelphia home to Washington, Tuesday, September 25