NL East Preview: Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies

by Dirty on September 5, 2011

Betting on Phillies Baseball The division rival Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies are set to renew hostilities on Monday when they meet at Citizens Bank Park.

Derek Lowe will be the starting pitcher for the Braves on this day. Righthander Lowe is 9-12 this season with a 4.52 ERA.

It’ll be Cliff Lee toeing the rubber for the Phillies in this contest. Lefthander Lee is 15-7 with a 2.59 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Phillies listed as 210-moneyline favorites versus the Braves, while the game’s total is sitting at 7.

In their last action, Atlanta was a 4-3 winner at home against the Dodgers. Bettors on Atlanta at +129 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Philadelphia lost its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Marlins on September 4. Bettors who backed the Marlins at +188 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Current streak:
Philadelphia has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Atlanta: 82-57 SU
Philadelphia: 88-48 SU

Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After playing LA Dodgers are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing Florida are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta’s last 5 games on the road
Atlanta is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta’s last 7 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Atlanta is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia’s last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Philadelphia’s last 12 games
Philadelphia is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia’s last 7 games when playing at home against Atlanta

Next up:
Philadelphia home to Atlanta, Tuesday, September 6

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