MLB Preview: Philadelphia Phillies vs. Atlanta Braves

by Dirty on April 8, 2011

Braves Baseball Betting The Philadelphia Phillies and the Atlanta Braves will both be gunning for a victory on Friday when they meet at Turner Field.

Cliff Lee will be the starting pitcher for the Phillies on this day. Lefthander Lee is 1-0 this season with a 3.86 ERA.

Lee’s opponent in this one will be Tim Hudson. The Braves righthander has a 1.29 ERA to go along with a 1-0 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Phillies listed as 102-moneyline favorites versus the Braves, while the game’s total is sitting at 7.

The Phillies were a 11-0 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Mets. That made winners of bettors who got Philadelphia at -190 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors.

Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 4-2 loser as they battled the Brewers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Brewers at -102 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Current streak:
Philadelphia has won 2 straight games.
Atlanta has lost 3 straight games.

Team records:
Philadelphia: 5-1 SU
Atlanta: 3-4 SU

Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Atlanta are 7-3
After playing NY Mets are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Friday are 9-1
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia’s last 6 games
Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Atlanta
Philadelphia is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Atlanta’s last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta’s last 7 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Atlanta’s last 19 games
Atlanta is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Philadelphia

Next up:
Atlanta home to Philadelphia, Saturday, April 9

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