Online baseball betting odds favor the Phillies in this matchup with Brett Myers on the mound versus Atlanta’s Derek Lowe.
Baseball betting trends tell us that the Phillies have owned the Braves of late, winning 16 of the last 20 games. Atlanta was a poor road team last year in baseball betting as they went 29-52. The Braves just didn’t do anything this season as they ranked 16th in the league in runs scored and 21st in runs allowed as baseball betting statistics tell us. The Braves are led on offense by Chipper Jones and Brian McCann. Jones had a .364 average last season as baseball betting stats show while McCann led the team with 23 home runs. The Braves are led in pitching Jair Jurrjens who had the best numbers on the team in 2008 as online baseball betting numbers tell us.
Philadelphia was just the opposite of the Braves in many respects. The Phillies were in the Top 10 in both hitting and pitching as baseball betting numbers indicate. Very few teams can make that claim and it is a big reason why the Phillies were successful in 2008. The Phillies were 48-33 at home last season versus the baseball odds. That is not a super baseball betting number though since oftentimes the Phillies were mild to solid favorites at home. Philadelphia was actually a better bet on the road last season versus the baseball odds. The Phillies are led on offense by the powerful Ryan Howard who had 48 home runs a year ago as baseball betting information shows. Online baseball betting stats show that Cole Hamels is the ace of the staff although there are some questions heading into the season about his health.
Baseball betting numbers show that the under is 11-9 in the last 20 meetings between the two teams. At Philadelphia, the baseball betting over under is 6-5 to the under in the last 11 games. The Phillies are 6-4 in the last 10 home games against the Braves as online baseball betting statistics indicate.
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