Saturday MLB Odds on Atlanta Braves vs Philadelphia Phillies

Posted by Alex Murphy on Friday,July 3, 2015 3:40, EST in

At this stage of the season, most teams are well aware of whether they are going to buy or sell at the trade deadline, but there are a few who are likely to be caught in between. The Atlanta Braves are one of those teams, and how they perform in the final week of the first half of the season might well dictate what they do. They host the Philadelphia Phillies for a 3-game series this weekend, with the second game set for Saturday night, here’s a preview for the game complete with MLB betting lies.

A Look at the Saturday MLB Odds on Atlanta Braves vs Philadelphia Phillies & TV Info

Date: Saturday, July 04, 2015
Time: 7:15PM
Venue: Turner Field
Opening Line: Atlanta -184

This was expected to be nothing more than a rebuilding year for the Atlanta Braves (38-41), but they have somehow managed to stay in touch in a division that was supposed to be dominated by the Washington Nationals. The Braves are now just 5 games out of first after taking 2 of 3 from the division leaders. Their final 10 games of the first half will be against a trio of teams – Phillies, Brewers, Rockies – who are at the bottom of each of their respective divisions. This represents a real opportunity for the Braves to make up even more ground, but they are going to have to do it without their best slugger, Freddie Freeman, as he is out with a hand injury until after the All-Star Break. Alex Wood (5-5, 3.17 ERA) is coming off a quality start in his last outing, and will be looking to make it back to back wins.

Everyone knew that the Philadelphia Phillies (27-54) were going to be bad this year, but I’m not sure anyone could have predicted just how rotten they would be. It was certainly a big week for the Phillies, as they became the first team to reach 50 losses on the season. The Phillies have lost 7 of their last 8 games, which included a 4-game sweep at the hands of the Milwaukee Brewers, a team they might have expected to have some joy against.  Their last 10 games of the first half will all be on the road, which is not great news for a team that have only managed 9 wins away from home through this point of the year. Kevin Correia (0-2, 3.60 ERA) will get the start for the Phillies on Saturday.

Key Betting Trends

Atlanta is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Atlanta’s last 10 games
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta’s last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta’s last 7 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
Philadelphia is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Philadelphia’s last 13 games
Philadelphia is 2-13 SU in its last 15 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia’s last 7 games when playing on the road against Atlanta

Consider This Before Placing Your Bets

I find it difficult to ever pick the Phillies to win a game this season, and I am delighted to say that I am not about to start picking them now. I like the Braves to win this one quite comfortably.